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Schedule

Friday, October 5th

1A/2A Boys JV/Varsity 5K, 1A/2A Girls JV/Varsity 5K, Upper Elementary Coed 2K, Middle School Girls 3K, Middle School Boys 3K, Middle School Coed JV 3K

Saturday, October 6th

College Men 8K, College Women 5K, 3A/4A Boys JV/Varsity 5K, 3A/4A, Girls JV/Varsity 5K, Cross Country 5K Fun Run

High School coaches should determine which division their schools should compete in based on the breakdown of enrollment numbers.

School Enrollment
Up to 493 students (1A)
494-1525 students (2A)
1526-2092 students (3A)
2093+ students (4A)


Teams must check in at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex prior to race.

Events may be subject to availability, capacity limits, eligibility requirements, and may be subject to delay, change, or cancellation for inclement weather.
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.
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.


Participating Teams

View list of participants here. Continue to check back as more teams are added throughout the registration window.

Registration

Teams will register, input rosters, and pay in one system – Got Sport. Please create a user profile when registering for the first time. You will need one profile for each team and/or individual runner you are registering. Each profile will require a unique username and you may reuse your profile year over year once created. Please call us at 407-938-3800 with any questions.

REGISTRATION

Teams are responsible for reading and abiding by eligibility requirements listed in the Rosters & Eligibility shutter.

Cross Country 5K Fun Run Participants, please check back soon for Registration link


ENTRY FEES
High School/College Team Entry Fees (per team/per gender):
  • Regular Registration Fee: $200* if team registers and pays by September 14, 2018
  • Late Registration Fee: $250* if team registers and pays September 15 through September 30, 2018
  • *up to 20 runners per gender, $5.00 for each additional runner over the 20 runner per gender maximum

Middle School/Upper Elementary School Entry Fees (per team/per gender):
  • Regular Registration Fee: $125* if team registers and pays by September 14, 2018
  • Late Registration Fee: $150* if team registers and pays September 15 through September 30, 2018
  • *up to 20 runners per gender, $5.00 for each additional runner over the 20 runner per gender maximum.

Cross Country 5K Fun Run Entry Fee*:
  • Registration Fee: $40 per athlete
  • *If entering a team/club in the 5K Fun Run, refer to team fees listed above.


PAYMENT
Payment will not be due at time of registration. An invoice will be sent with payment due date once application is accepted. Payments can be made by credit card or e-check in our registration system, GotSport

Checklist

Register for Disney Cross Country Classic.

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 30 days prior to arrival

Travel Packages

Don't miss your opportunity to stay at a WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort during the 2018 Disney Cross County Classic. Pricing starts as low as $74* per person at Disney's Pop Century Resort and $107* per person at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort for a two night stay. Prices are based on quad occupancy.

Pricing as low as $259* per person at Disney's Pop Century Resort and $293* 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 keep the fun going! This price is based on quad occupancy and 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
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom

For additional pricing and booking options contact Disney Sports Travel at 407-939-7810 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. No other discounts apply. Offer is nontransferable.

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 Disney Springs. 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 Fresh Prepared Meals
Teams have the option to place catering orders in advance of their trip for quick, easy and well balanced fresh prepared 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

Please check back for more information.

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


Complex Admission

Spectator admission is required for entry to the event at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Length-of-Event admission tickets (LOE) allow for admission to both days of the event.

  • Daily admission**
    • Ages 3-9: $13.50
    • Ages 10+: $18.50
  • Length-of-event admission**
    • Ages 3-9: $27.00
    • Ages 10+: $37.00
  • Children under 3: No Charge

**All ticket sales are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Tickets are subject to availability and capacity limits. Prices may change without notice.

Transportation

Participants and spectators are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for competition.


Disney's Magical Express offers the perfect game plan for a hassle free arrival to and from Orlando International Airport. This exclusive, complimentary shuttle and luggage delivery service conveniently provides transportation for your team from Orlando International Airport to and from Walt Disney World® owned and operated resorts.


For more information about Disney's Magical Express, please contact 407-939-7810.


On-Site Event Check-In

Teams have the option of expediting on-site event check-in by choosing Priority Check-In. Teams not participating in Priority Check-In may experience longer wait times as all required documents will need to be collected and verified on-site. Please note a representative from your team is still required to attend on-site check-in to receive admission credentials, timing chips, and race bibs. Please refer to information below for more details.


Individual participants please bring completed waiver to on-site check-in.


Priority Check-In Information — Deadline to qualify for Priority Check-in is September 21, 2018.

On-Site Check-in/Packet Pick-Up:
Friday, October 5:  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 6:  6:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Location: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex


Regular Check-In

A representative from your team or the individual runner (not participating with a team) is required to attend on-site check-in to submit completed coach and athlete waivers. Admission credentials, timing chips, and race bibs will be distributed at that time. Please see on-site check-in schedule above.

Required Documents

Waivers
All participants (coaches and athletes) appearing on the roster, as well as 5K Fun Run participants, must sign an event waiver. Waivers may be downloaded at the links below


Rules:
Scoring - In each varsity race (all divisions – boys and girls), teams can run a maximum of ten (10) athletes however only the first seven (7) runners on each team may enter into scoring. The top five (5) athletes will determine the individual team score. All other athletes from team's roster will run in the JV race and will adhere to the same scoring rules.

Athlete Eligibility

Eligibility


  • Upper Elementary: Elementary school athletes in grades 3-5.
  • Middle School: Middle school athletes in grades 5-8.
  • High School: To be eligible to compete in the High School division, your team must be a member of your official state high school athletic association through National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). 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.
  • 5K Fun Run: The Cross Country 5K Fun Run is an unsanctioned race. Individuals ages 5 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 run.

FAQ

COMPETITION

How do I register multiple teams from the same school?
A: Teams will register, input rosters, and pay in one system – Got Sport. Please create a user profile when registering for the first time. You will need one profile for each team and/or individual runner you are registering. Each profile will require a unique username and you may reuse your profile year over year once created. Please call us at 407-938-3800 with any questions.

How do I register as an individual?
A: Unattached runners participating in the elementary, middle school, and college divisions will create a profile using the individual's name instead of the school/team name. 5K Fun Run participants please check back for separate registration details and link.

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, however only the first seven (7) runners on each team may enter into scoring. 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. There is no limit to the number of runners on a JV team but scoring adheres to the same rules.

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 team race, individuals placing 4-10 in 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: Runners must wear a uniform/jersey for the sanctioned races. If an athlete chooses to wear spikes, quarter inch is recommended.

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.)

Are tents allowed at ESPN Wide World of Sports?
A: Yes, tents are allowed at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex but guests are required to adhere to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Tent Policy. The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Tent Policy allows for the use of tents on Complex grounds as long as the following stipulations are adhered to:
  • Only pop-up style tents are allowed, however no stakes, ropes or weights are permitted
  • The tent can be no larger than 10' x 10'
  • No tents can be left overnight (all tents must be removed at the end of each day)
  • Tents must come down during storms
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is not responsible for damage
  • We reserve the right to require tents to be taken down for visual obstruction, weather, or blocking of flow of traffic
  • The tent cannot display advertising or logos

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.


TRANSPORTATION

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

Custom Team Merchandise

Get excited for your visit and let everyone know that you're on "The Road to Walt Disney World Resort" with customizable ESPN Complex merchandise for the whole team! Learn more at disneythemeparkmerchandise.com. When you play here you're playing at the next level, right in the middle of the magic.

EVENT AT A GLANCE

DATES

Event:
October 5 – 6, 2018

Regular Registration Deadline:
September 14, 2018

Final Registration Deadline:
September 30, 2018

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.
5K Fun Run - ages 5 and up
*Refer to Athlete Eligibility tab for additional eligibility guidelines.

CONTACT

Phone: 407-938-3800
Email: wdw.sports.tfcc@disneysports.com

COMPETITION LEVEL

Moderate-High

FEES

Team

Regular Registration (apply April-September 14, 2018)
$200 – H.S., College, or Open
$125 – M.S. or Upper Elementary
$5- Additional Runner

Final Registration (apply September 15-30, 2018)
$250 – H.S., College, or Open
$150 – M.S. or Upper Elementary
$5- Additional Runner

Individual
$40- Cross Country 5K Fun Run

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