* Schedule subject to change. Be sure to check updated schedule at registration.
* In each varsity race (all age 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.
* 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
Schools on the participating team list are sorted as follows:
- U5 = Elementary School
- U8 = Middle School
- U12 = High School
- Other = College
- Open = Open
Upper Elementary School/Middle School/High school/College Entry Fees (per team/per gender):
- Regular Registration Fee: $100* per gender if paid July 1 through Sept 23
- Late Registration Fee: $140* per gender if paid Sept 24 through Oct 1
*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):
- Regular Registration Fee: $175* per school if paid July 1 through Sept 23
- Late Registration Fee: $225* per school if paid Sept 24 through Oct 1
*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: $30* per athlete
*If entering a team in the open/club division, refer to team fees listed above.
*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.*
MIDDLE SCHOOL/UPPER ELEMENTARY REGISTRATION
HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION
ELITE HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION
COLLEGE / OPEN REGISTRATION
Entry Deadline – October 1, 2016
For payments, click here.
Exhibitors interested in attending the Vendor Village at the Disney Cross Country Classic can register here or call 407-938-3800 for more information.
Contact Disney Sports Travel at 407-939-7810 to book your travel packages. Your Disney Sports Travel Coordinator will see you through the booking process
Submit initial rooming list and confirm Disney Magical Express Reservation with Disney Sports Travel 60 days prior to arrival.
Make final payment to Disney Sports Travel 45 days prior to arrival
View Fundraising Options
Goldner Associates Fundraising Program
Encourage friends and families to support your team trip with specially designed merchandise. Using the Goldner Associates website, you can create customized logo merchandise including bags, drink ware, spirit poms, stadium cushions and much more. Choose from existing logos or upload your own. Use these custom items to generate excitement and funds for your team's upcoming trip to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
View details to sign up today.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Alamo Rent-A-Car Team Fundraising Program
It takes a team to make the dream of going to Disney World for student athletes come true. Working with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Alamo Rent-A-Car, we developed a program that allows you to earn fundraising dollars for your team while doing an everyday activity - renting a car.
Once you've registered for the program, 5% of qualifying purchases from you, family and friends will go to your team. While the program can be used for travel at any time, your upcoming trip to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex would be a great opportunity to earn extra funds for your team.
Click here for more details on how to sign up
ESPN The Magazine Coaches Fundraising Program
ESPN wants to help support your team, club or organization. When you sell 2-year subscriptions to ESPN The Magazine, your team keeps 75% on the spot! That's $30 per subscription! Your donors will receive over 80% off the newsstand prices plus they will receive 2 years of ESPN Insider as well.
View details to sign up today.
Custom Team Merchandise
- Magic Kingdom Park
- Disney's Hollywood Studios
- Disney's Animal Kingdom
Room night only packages are also available. For additional pricing and booking options contact Disney Sports Travel at 407-939-7810 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
*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.
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 Disney Springs. For additional pricing and booking options contact Disney Sports Travel at 407-939-7810, option #3 or e-mail email@example.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.
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 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.
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
- Daily admission**
- Ages 3-9: $12.50
- Ages 10+: $17.50
- Length-of-event admission**
- Ages 3-9: $25.00
- Ages 10+: $35.00
- Children under 3: No Charge
**All ticket sales are non-refundable and non-exchangeable
For more information about Disney's Magical Express, please contact 407-939-7810.
* Disney's Magical Express is only available to and from Walt Disney World® owned and operated resorts.
On-Site Event Check-In
New for 2016! You now have the option of expediting your on-site event check-in by choosing Priority Check-In. Those not participating in Priority Check-In could experience longer wait times as all required documents will need to be collected and verified on-site. Please view the link for more information. Please note a representative from your team is still required to attend on-site check-in to receive credentials and race bibs. Please refer to information below for more details.
Priority Check-In—Deadline to qualify for Priority Check-in is September 26, 2016.
Friday, October 7: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 8: 6:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Location: Champion Stadium at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
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 above.
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 either uploaded to GotSport by September 26th, or 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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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 your Resort front desk based upon availability.
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 Select Medical, are present at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and are able to respond to athlete injuries. Additionally, athletic trainers, provided by Select Medical, 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.
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 our catering and convention services department at 407-939-4891. They 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.
Is transportation provided during Disney Cross Country Classic?
A: No, teams are responsible for their travel during the event.
Custom Team Merchandise
EVENT AT A GLANCE
Oct 7 – 8, 2016
Regular Registration Deadline:
September 23, 2016
Final Registration Deadline:
October 1, 2016
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.
$175.00 (Registration – HS/MS Combo)
$140.00 (Final Team Registration)
$225.00 (Final Team Registration - HS/MS Combo)
$30.00 (Individual Registration)
$5.00 (Additional Runner)
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