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Cross Country Classic Logo Go the distance at the 21st Annual Disney Cross Country Classic presented by New Balance. This popular annual event attracts numerous Colleges, High Schools, and Middle Schools from around the country.
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Schedule

2016 schedule pending finalization.

* 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

2016 participant lists are TBD

Registration

Registration for 2016 Disney Cross Country will open soon!

ENTRY FEES
Upper Elementary School/Middle School/High school/College Entry Fees (per team/per gender):


  • Early Registration Fee: $80* per gender if paid before June 30, 2016
  • 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):


  • Early Registration Fee: $125* per school per gender if paid before June 30, 2016
  • 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.


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 1, 2016


PAYMENT

Payment links coming soon!

Vendor Village

Location:Marathon Fields at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Be sure to visit the Disney Cross Country Classic Vendor Village located at the Marathon 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 (coming soon) or call 407-938-3800 for more information.

Checklist

Register for Disney Cross Country Classic presented by New Balance.

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

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

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 2016 Disney Cross County Classic. Pricing as low as $224* per person at Disney's Pop Century Resort and $248* 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 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

Room night only packages are also available. 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 only. 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 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


2016 Course Maps (Coming Soon), Final course layout subject to change.

Complex Admission

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

  • 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

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.
* 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 7:  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 8:  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 . 

  • Adult Waiver (18 and older)
  • Minor Waiver (17 and younger)
2016 waivers will be provided at a later date.

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.


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.


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:
Oct 7 – 8, 2016

Entry Deadline:
October 1, 2016

Registration Deadline:
September 23, 2016

Final Registration Deadline:
October 1, 2016

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.

CONTACT

407-938-3800

COMPETITION LEVEL

Moderate-High

FEES

$80.00 (Early Registration)
$125.00 (Early Registration - HS/MS Combo)
$100.00 (Registration)
$175.00 (Registration – HS/MS Combo)
$140.00 (Final Team Registration)
$225.00 (Final Team Registration - HS/MS Combo)
$140.00 (Walk-Up Team Registration)
$30.00 (Individual Registration)
$40.00 (Walk-Up Individual Registration)
$5.000 (Additional Runner)
$20.00 (Cast Member Registration)