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Schedule

Download the complete competition schedule for division and race start times.

* Schedule subject to change. Be sure to check updated schedule at registration.
* To be eligible to compete in the High School division, your team must be a member of your official state high school athletic association per NFHS guidelines. Only athletes in grades 9 through 12 are eligible to compete in the high school division. See Eligibility tab for complete eligibility requirements

Participating Teams

View the list of teams scheduled to participate in the 2015 Disney Cross Country Classic as of 8/24/2015.

Registration

Registration for the 2015 Disney Cross Country Classic is now open!

ENTRY FEES
High School/College Entry Fees (per team/per gender):


  • Early Registration Fee: $75* per gender if paid before June 30, 2015
  • Regular Registration Fee: $95* per gender if paid July 1 through September 23
  • Late Registration Fee: $120* per gender if paid September 24 through October 5

*Up to 20 runners per gender, $5.00 for each additional runner over the 20 runner per gender maximum


Middle School/Upper Elementary School Fees (per team/per gender):


  • Early Registration Fee: $65* per gender if paid before June 30, 2015
  • Regular Registration Fee: $85* per gender if paid July 1 through September 23
  • Late Registration Fee: $100* per gender if paid September 24 through October 5

*Up to 20 runners per gender, $5.00 for each additional runner over the 20 runner per gender maximum


High School/Middle School Combo (per school/per gender):

For schools bringing both a high school team and middle school team, please used fees listed below.


  • Early Registration Fee: $115* per school per gender if paid before June 30, 2015
  • Regular Registration Fee: $155* per school per gender if paid July 1 through September 23
  • Late Registration Fee: $195* per school per gender if if paid September 24 through October 5

*Up to 20 runners per team per gender, $5.00 for each additional runner over the 20 runner per team per gender maximum


Open 5K Race Entry Fee:


  • Registration Fee: $25* per athlete

*If entering a team in the open/club division, refer to team fees listed above.


REGISTRATION


*Teams are responsible for reading and abiding by eligibility requirements listed below and in the Rosters & Eligibility section as well as verifying their eligibility with their state association, the NFHS, and FHSAA.*


HIGHSCHOOL REGISTRATION

MIDDLE SCHOOL/UPPER ELEMENTARY REGISTRATION

COLLEGE REGISTRATION

OPEN 5K REGISTRATION

Entry Deadline – October 5, 2015


PAYMENT

Open Race - Athletes must pay online via the payment link provided below after registering online through Direct Athletics. Payment for open athletes is due within 24 hours of registering.


Teams may pay online or via school check. No personal checks are accepted.


College/Open Payment Link


High School Payment Link


Middle School/Elementary Payment Link


Teams paying registration fees via school check may mail payment to the address below:

Make checks payable to: Disney Destinations

Via Regular Mail:

Disney Sports Attractions - Cross Country Classic
P.O Box 470847 
Celebration, FL 34747

Via FedEx/UPS/DHL:

Disney Sports Attractions
Attn: Disney Cross Country Classic
3281 Sherberth Rd.
Kissimmee, FL 34747
407-938-3803


Eligibility


  • Upper Elementary: Elementary school athletes in grades 3-5.
  • Middle School: Middle school athletes in grades 5-8.
  • High School: Must be a current member of your state High School Athletic Association (http://www.nfhs.org/stateoff.aspx) as well as under the rules of the National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS), and be able to compete according to your state’s rules and regulations. Only grades 9 through 12 are eligible to participate according to NFHS sanctioning guidelines. Teams are responsible for verifying their team’s eligibility prior to registering or making travel arrangements. Teams only, no unattached or individual athletes.
  • College / University: Must be a currently eligible athlete representing an NCAA, NAIA, or Junior College, or NCCAA member Institution.
  • Open 5K Race: The Open Race is an unsanctioned race. Individuals ages 8 and up, club teams, and high school teams that do not meet the sanctioning guidelines of the high school division races are welcome to enter this race.

Vendor Village

Location: HESS® Fields at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Be sure to visit the Disney Cross Country Classic Vendor Village located at the HESS® Fields at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex before or after your race!

Exhibitor Information
Exhibitors interested in attending the Vendor Village at the Disney Cross Country Classic can click here or call 407-938-3803 for more information.

Checklist

Register for Disney Cross Country Classic presented by New Balance

Pay Registration Fees

  • Open/Unattached athletes must pay online after registering online through Direct Athletics. Payment for open/unattached athletes is due within 24 hours of registering.
  • Teams may pay online or via school check. No personal checks are accepted. See Registration tab for payment links and payment address.
  • All payments are non-refundable.


CONTACT DISNEY SPORTS TRAVEL TO BOOK PACKAGES 407-939-7810 OPTION #3.

Your Sports Travel Coordinator will provide a Due Date for Team Deposit & Final Payment 60 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.

TEAM DEPOSIT DUE
FINAL PAYMENT DUE

60 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
Submit Initial rooming List to Disney Sports Travel fax #: 407-938-4265
        ***All future changes must be made directly to Sports Travel at 407-939-7810 option #3
Confirm Disney Magical Express Reservation with Disney Sports Travel

45 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
Full Package Payment Due to Disney Sports Travel - 407 - 939 - 7810 option #3
Fax DME Flight Information Form to 407-566-7717

30 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
Rooming lists  MUST be finalized with Disney Sports Travel

15 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
Access Direct Athletics to update and finalize team entries
Waivers MUST be completed by all athletes/coaches. In order to be on the field of play in this event, all athletes and coaches are required to complete a waiver form.

Please view the Required Documents tab to access the Waiver forms - COMING SOON!

Finalize team meal options (catering, dining cards, or team functions)

Fundraising Resources

As you prepare for your trip to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® Resort, we've put together some fundraising options to help your team travel. View the options below and start fundraising today!

View Fundraising Options

MyMagic+

MyMagic+ is a fantastic way for you and your team to enjoy your event and get the most out of your visit at Walt Disney World Resort. You can now experience the Walt Disney World parks the way you want, both before and after your team competes at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

You'll have access to an online planning page and mobile app called My Disney Experience, which is a free and fun digital guide to all there is to do at Walt Disney World Resort. It features interactive maps, attraction wait-times and the ability to reserve access (with paid theme park admission) to select Disney FastPass+ attractions, shows and Disney Character experiences, plus much more!

If you are a sports Guest staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you and your team will each receive a MagicBand at no additional charge that connects you to all the choices you make with My Disney Experience. Use it as your room key, paid park admission, access to your FastPass+ selections and more. You have the ability to customize your sports vacation like never before by setting everything up through My Disney Experience.

Download informational PDF

Travel Packages

Stay at the best, compete at the best! Don't miss your opportunity to stay at a Walt Disney World® Resort during the 2015 Disney Cross Country Classic. Pricing as low as $198* per person at Disney's All Star Sports Resort and $222* per person at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort grants your team the opportunity to stay and play. After your tough competition head over to the parks to keep the fun going! This price includes a 2-night stay and 2-Day Magic Your Way Theme Park Ticket which includes admission to one of the following theme parks for each day of the ticket: Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney's Hollywood Studios, or Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

Also be sure to ask about the Disney Dining Plan!

Room night only packages also available. For additional pricing and booking options contact Disney Sports Travel at 407-939-7810, option 3 or e-mail wdw.disney.sports.travel@disneysports.com.

*All package prices listed are per person based on a 4-person occupancy standard room. The number of packages available at this rate are limited and advanced reservations are required. Minimum night stay required. No more than 4-persons per room. Additional fees may apply if more than 2 adults per room. Tickets are valid only on the specific dates of the event and for a limited period of time before and/or after the event. Each day this Ticket is used at any Theme Park constitutes one full day of use. Some activities/events may be separately priced. Age restrictions may apply for access to certain facilities. Numbers of visits depends on number of days of Magic Your Way Tickets purchased. Ticket types and entitlements subject to change without notice. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Parking is not included unless staying at Hotels of the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort. Sports specially-priced packages are for participants and their spectators only. No other discounts apply. Offer is nontransferable.

Pasta Party

Disney Cross Country Classic Pasta Party*
Location: Champion Stadium
Date: Friday, October 9, 2015
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Athletes, coaches, and race spectators – everyone's invited to be a part of the fun during our Cross Country Classic Pasta Party, 6:00 p.m., Friday, October 9, 2015 at Champion Stadium at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex!


Treat yourself to a scrumptious buffet dinner including mixed greens, smashed potatoes, panko-baked pasta, chicken with marinara sauce, rolls and drinks.


Kick off race weekend with a live DJ, meet your favorite Disney characters, enjoy a delicious dinner and take in all of the Disney magic. Tickets are $28 for pre-purchase and $35 on the day of party (based on availability at Welcome Center). Get your tickets today at Disney Sports Travel or through the Bolt Online Ticket Store; it's a celebration you won't want to miss!


*Please note that the Disney Cross Country Classic Pasta Party elements, including but not limited to participating locations, menus, attractions and entertainment are subject to availability and may change or be canceled without notice. Standard ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Admission Tickets will not allow Guests to attend the Disney Cross Country Classic Pasta Party. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Restrictions may apply.


Dining Options

Disney Dining Plan
When you book your Disney Cross Country Classic travel package, add on the Disney Dining Plan. The Disney Dining Plan offers a convenient and affordable way to enjoy snacks and meals throughout the Walt Disney World® Resort, including many located in the Downtown Disney® area. For additional pricing and booking options contact Disney Sports Travel at 407-939-7810, option #3 or e-mail wdw.disney.sports.travel@disneysports.com.

ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill
The ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill is a quick-service restaurant located at the entrance to the sports complex. Menu items include burgers, sandwiches, and salads as well as an assortment of desserts and beverages.

Dining Options Ordering Boxed Meals
Teams have the option to place catering orders in advance of their trip for quick, easy and well balanced boxed meals, bulk beverages, and/or snacks. The convenience of having your meals planned in advance will save on time and stress.


Place your order at least 2 business days prior to the event date. Deliveries for Saturday, Sunday or Monday must be received by 3pm on Friday.

Please call 407-939-2026 with any questions or to customize your order.

Special Functions
Special food and beverage options may be available for your event, including catered meals or private parties. Please check your event listing on the web site or contact us for more information.

Reservations at Walt Disney World® Restaurants
Call 407.WDW.DINE for information on Walt Disney World® Restaurants or to make a reservation for your team.

Photography

Capture every exciting moment of your competition with the ESPN Wide World of Sports Gameday Photos service. Our photographers work the best angles from the closest distance possible to get the shot you will treasure for a lifetime.


For the first time, we will be photographing all races and will have a viewing area located at the track. Please visit the Gameday Trailer to view and purchase athlete photos, posters and magazine covers, just to mention a few.


Directions, Venues & Maps

Teams will compete at the following venues:

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
700 S. Victory Way
Kissimmee, FL 34747
View on Google


Click here to download the 2015 Course Maps, Final course layout subject to change.

Transportation

Save your energy for the big race, not worrying about luggage and transportation. The latest innovation in Disney's legendary commitment to service and convenience - Disney's Magical Express - offers the perfect game plan for a hassle free arrival. This exclusive complimentary* shuttle and luggage delivery service conveniently takes you from the airport directly to your Disney Resort. It's the hassle free benefit that allows you to arrive at your resort relaxed and stress-free. *Note: Teams are responsible for providing transportation to and from ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for competition.

For more information about Disney's Magical Express, please contact 407-939-7810 option #3.
* Disney's Magical Express is only available to and from Walt Disney World® owned and operated resorts.

On-Site Event Check-In

A representative from your team is required to check-in to the event once you have arrived at the Walt Disney World Resort. Please see the detailed on-site event check-in schedule below. On-site event check-in will take place at Champion Stadium at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.


Registration/packet pick-up:
Friday, October 9:  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 10:  6:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


Required Documents

Waivers
All of your participants appearing on the roster (coaches, athletes, staff, etc.) must sign an event waiver.  Waivers may be downloaded at the links below, and all waivers must be presented at team check-in when you arrive for Disney Cross Country Classic . 


Before distributing these forms:
  • Before distributing these forms, the coach should print the Team/School Name & Division in the "Event Information" section on the form.
  • Photocopy the number of forms you require.
  • All minors (under age 18) must have a parent or legal guardian sign the "Release and Indemnity" section.
  • The Coach is responsible for photocopying, distributing, collecting, and returning all waivers.
  • All waivers should be brought to registration.

Rules:
Scoring - In each varsity race (all divisions – boys and girls), teams can run a maximum of ten (10) athletes. The top five (5) athletes will determine the individual team score. All other athletes from team's roster will run in the JV races.

Athlete Eligibility

Eligibility


  • Upper Elementary: Elementary school athletes in grades 3-5.
  • Middle School: Middle school athletes in grades 5-8.
  • High School: Must be a current member of your state High School Athletic Association (http://www.nfhs.org/stateoff.aspx) as well as under the rules of the National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS), and be able to compete according to your state's rules and regulations. Only grades 9 through 12 are eligible to participate according to NFHS sanctioning guidelines. Teams are responsible for verifying their team's eligibility prior to registering or making travel arrangements. Teams only, no unattached or individual athletes.
  • College / University: Must be a currently eligible athlete representing a NCAA, NAIA, or Junior College, or NCCAA member Institution.
  • Open 5K Race: The Open Race is an unsanctioned race. Individuals ages 8 and up, club teams, and high school teams that do not meet the sanctioning guidelines of the high school division races are welcome to enter this race.

FAQ

COMPETITION

How is the Disney Cross Country Classic scored?
A: In each varsity race (all divisions – boys and girls), teams can run a maximum of ten (10) athletes. The top five (5) athletes will determine the individual team score. All other athletes from team's roster (over 10 athletes varsity limit) will run in the JV races.

What awards are given to the runners competing in the Disney Cross Country Classic?
A: Trophies will be given to the top three (3) athletes and top three (3) teams in each team race (high school, college, and middle school). In each race, individuals placing 4-10 in will receive a medal. For the Open Race, trophies will be given to the top three (3) male and female athletes and individuals placing 4-10 will receive a medal.

Is there a limit to the number of runners a team can enter in JV races?
A: No, there is no limit to the number of runners a team can enter in the JV races.

Can I enter as an unattached runner in a Middle School, High School or College Race?
A: Unattached runners are not allowed in the High School races. Unattached/Individual athletes are allowed in the Middle School and College divisions.

Schedules When and how will I be notified of my schedule?
A: A schedule of events is posted under the Planning Tools tab of the event page. Schedules are subject to change. Be sure to check back at disneycrosscountry.com and at on-site event check-in for the most updated schedule.

Resorts/Theme Park Tickets Do you offer discounted travel packages for athletes, coaches, family or fans (spectators)?
A:Yes! For the Disney Cross Country Classic all travel accommodations can be made through Disney Sports Travel at 407-939-7810 Option 3.


ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS COMPLEX


What type of attire is appropriate during our time at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex?
A: Meets – Players must wear a uniform/jersey.

Will shower facilities be available for my team at the conclusion of our competition at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex?
A: No, showers or locker room facilities ARE NOT available at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. You will need to make prior arrangements with the hotel manager at your hotel before your departure date.

Are we allowed to bring coolers in to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex?
A: Coolers are allowed at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on a limited basis. However, alcoholic beverages and glass containers are not permitted. (See Cooler Policy *Subject to change anytime without notice.)

Will a trainer be available at all times for my team?
A: During events, athletic trainers, provided by South Lake Hospital, are present at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and are able to respond to athlete injuries. Additionally, athletic trainers, provided by South Lake Hospital, may be available for preventative taping pre-event, subject to availability, at no cost, if athletes bring their own tape and pre-wrap. Taping kits may also be purchased at The ESPN Clubhouse Shop at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Taping required for the initial treatment of an injury sustained during event competition that has been handled by a South Lake Hospital athletic trainer is at no additional cost. For additional information or questions about athletic trainers at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, please call the South Lake Hospital Athletic Trainer program at (407) 938-1478.

Will parents and other spectators have to pay admission into ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex?
A: Yes. All spectators are required to purchase admission into ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Food/Dining/Catering Can I arrange for a private team banquet or party on the Walt Disney World Resort during our stay?
A: Yes! You may call Erin Scoggan at 407-939-4891. She will help you arrange a specific function that will meet your team's needs.

Can I arrange for a team meal on the Walt Disney World Resort during our stay?
A: Yes! You may call 407.WDW.DINE to make a reservation for your team.

Can I arrange for a catered team meal at the sports complex during our stay?
A: Yes! Boxed lunches are available for your team. Please click here for more information.


TRANSPORTATION

Is transportation provided during Disney Cross Country Classic?
A: No, teams are responsible for their travel during the event.

EVENT AT A GLANCE

DATES

Event:
Oct 9 – 10, 2015

Entry Deadline:
Oct 5

Open Registration:
Early: Paid by Jun 30
Registration: Paid Jul 1 - Sep 23
Late: Paid Sep 24 - Oct 5

ELIGIBILITY

Team Athletes*:
Upper Elementary grades 3-5
M.S. grades 5-8.
H.S. grades 9-12.
College - representing an NCAA, NAIA, Junior College, or NCCAA Member Institution.

*Refer to Athlete Eligibility tab for additional eligibility guidelines.

COMPETITION LEVEL

Moderate-High