Looking for a fun and challenging way to connect with your inner athlete and bond with your mates? Look no further than the West Side Best Side cross country race! This 5K-ish race features old-school cross country running at it's best with participants racing in teams or as individuals across a mixed surface course. It’s sort of like trail running lite - with an emphasis on “lite.” The run five/score three format encourages runners of all ages and abilities to come out, participate and enjoy an uncommon team bonding experience not found in many local races. Come relive your high school glory days or experience the fun of cross country racing for the first time at the West Side Best Side Cross Country race!
Register as a team or register as an individual. Teams consist of up to 5 runners, with the first 3 runners being scored.
Teams (men's, women's and mixed) - $150
** FLASH SALE! TEAM ENTRY IS ONLY $100 WHEN YOU USE THE CODE TEAM AT CHECKOUT! **
Individual - $30
Online registration closes at 5:00 p.m. Oct. 21
Race day registration:
Teams (men's, women's and mixed) - $175
Individual - $35
Packets can be picked up on race morning at the Stone House Pavilion beginning at 7:45 a.m.
Runners can park in the lot on the west side of S. Estes St., across from Stone House Park.
Click here to view the course map.
You will receive a tag at registration with your name and team name (if applicable). This tag will function as your "number" and must be pinned to your shirt. When you cross the finish line, you will be asked to turn in your tag. We will post this in the order you finished and use this finisher board as one of two ways to score the race.
In addition, each runner crossing the finish line will be given a numbered popsicle stick indicating order of finish The popsicle stick must be turned in to the team captain. The team captain will then place popsicle sticks from each teammate into the envelope given to him at check-in and will complete the information on the front of the envelope. The completed envelope, along with all the numbered popsicle sticks, will be turned in to the scoring officials. The scoring officials will verify the information in each envelope to determine the order of finish for teams and individuals. If you are running the race as an individual, you simply will turn in the numbered popsicle stick to the scoring officials.
The finish place of the fastest three runners will be added to determine the team score. In the mixed division the top three scores must include a runner from each gender. For instance, if the top three finishers are male, the third male score will be replaced by the score of the fastest female runner.
The top two teams in the men's, women's and mixed divisions will receive ribbons. Top five male and female overall finisher will also receive ribbons.
In addition, the top team in the men's, women's and mixed divisions will get to designate a charity to receive a $250 donation from Right Start Events. This donation will be matched by Nike.
There is so much to do on race morning and we can always use an extra set of hands. Come be part of the fun! Please contact Michelle@rightstartevents.com to volunteer.
Sponsorship provides an ideal marketing prospect for your business. We offer many levels of sponsorship and opportunities for involvement and provide businesses with positive brand recognition. As a sponsor, you can be part of a fun athletic event that promotes health and wellness in our community. If you would like more information on our race contact firstname.lastname@example.org.