Glendale, AZ

Meet Information


We look forward to having you at the Glendale Showcase this year. It is going to be a great event, and we are confident that you and your athletes will enjoy the challenging course, the tough competition, and celebrations of success. This letter is to provide you with some of the meet information in order for you to have the best experience possible at the meet. Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions. See you soon!


Matt Schmitt

Entry Info

All entries must be made on ATHLETIC.NET

Entries will be closed on Wednesday - September 29 @ 11:00 PM

Changes can be made day-of as needed

You may enter as many athletes as you wish into each of the races

Payment Info

$175 for school entry (Boy & Girls)

Unlimited entries

$100 for single gender teams

By athlete payment available for very small teams - contact coach

Check or Purchase Order

Due by October 1, 2021

Contact coach if payment will be late

Please include your school name in and Glendale Showcase in the memo line

Made out to Glendale High School Cross Country

6216 W. Glendale Ave,

Glendale, AZ 85301

Meet Location

Grand Linear Canal Hero's Regional Park

8300 W Bethany Home Rd

Glendale, AZ 85302

Meet Schedule

7:00 AM Course open for preview & Packet pickup at the Awards Ramada

8:00 - Freshman Boys

8:05 - Freshman Girls

8:45 - Varsity Girls

9:25 - Varsity Boys

10:00 - Open Boys

10:35 - Open Girls

11:15 - Awards

Note: Races may start 5-10 minutes early based on finishing of previous race.


The course is a mixture of grass, sidewalk, and canal path. Spikes are not recommended.  This course is fairly flat and pretty darn fast!

There will be cones and flagging along the course with directional arrows to help guide athletes.  In addition, there will be course monitors to help direct athletes at all major turns and intersections.

The start line for the course will be located at the east end of the grass fields along Bethany Home.  Athletes will travel through the grass field, cross the road, and run along the sidewalk toward linear park then follow the sidewalk over the canal bridge.  Athletes will follow the sidewalk down and under 83rd ave and through linear park.  Athletes will leave the sidewalk and run in the grass along the water path as soon as it is safe to do so.  Athletes will go back onto the sidewalk and up the hill toward the canal.  At the top of the hill is the 1 mile mark.  Athletes will follow the canal path back towards 83rd ave.  Athletes will take the dirt path down and under 83rd ave and back up to the canal path on the other side.  Athletes will follow the path back to the sidewalk, over the canal bridge and follow the sidewalk toward the tunnel going under Bethany Home.  Athletes will stay on the right side going through the tunnel and then turn right following the bridal path and onto the canal path.  Athletes will cross the 2 mile mark about 120 meters into the canal path after the bridal path.  Athletes continue down the canal path until making a wide U-turn just before the pedestrian bridge.  Athletes will then bring the sidewalk and grass sections back through the linear park to the tunnel.  Athletes will stay on the right side as they pass through the tunnel.  Athletes will follow the sidewalk up to the three point intersection and make a sharp right turn.  Athletes will follow the sidewalk back, across the road and then have a little over one hundred meter sprint to the finish.

Starting Line

Based on the number of teams, the starting line will be fun.

Each team may place 2 runners on the line. Additional runners will line up behind their two runners on the line.

There will be no set order for starting line boxes.

Finish Line

There will be two timers (one main and one back-up) that will record times for each race.

Note - athletes that will require longer than the 35-40 minutes provided will not receive an official time, coaches will be responsible for timing those athletes.

Athletes will be placed in finishing order by officials in the finish chute.

Athletes will have their bib number recorded at the end of the chute.

Athletes finishing 11th - 30th will receive their medal as they leave the finish chute.


Traditional 5 athlete scoring will be used to determine the team scores in the Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys races.

Team scores will not be calculated for the open races or freshmen races.

Results will be available as soon as results are verified.


The top three teams in the Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys races will receive a team trophy at the Awards Ceremony.

The top 10 finishers in each race will receive a medal at the Awards Ceremony.

The top 30 finishers in each race will receive a medal. (#11-#30 get theirs as they leave the finish chute)


Legal cross country uniforms are highly recommended.

No athletes will be disqualified from competition for uniform violations during the race.

Please ensure that athletes are respectful with pre/post race attire.

Team Camps

Teams may set up camps anywhere in the grass that does not impede the start or finish line.

Please see the map for where team camps can be set up.

It is crucial that all athletes, coaches, and spectators be aware when going to/from team campus not to linger on the course or interfere with races.


There are public bathrooms located at the park for athlete and spectator use. They are limited facilities, so please have athletes plan accordingly.

There will be a few port-o-potties located on site which will be reserved for athletes only.


This course is extremely spectator friendly. Spectators can see the start and then with a short walk have the athletes pass them again half way through the race and then take the short walk back to see the finish.

Our number one concern is athlete safety and fairness on the course. There will be flagging along the course near the playground area that spectators are asked not to cross.

Athletes will be moved through the finish chute and finish area as quickly as possible and will be directed to return to their team camps. Spectators are not to enter the finish chute or finish area to greet their athletes after the race. Spectators may greet and celebrate with their athletes back at their team camps.

Course Monitors

There will be a number of course monitors out on the course to ensure athlete safety and fairness. They will be identified by bright neon shirts.

Course monitors directions are to be followed at all times by athletes, coaches, and spectators.

First Aid / Water

There will be an athletic trainer on site for emergency need only.

Water will be available for athletes as they leave the finish chute.

Teams must provide their own water for athletes normal hydration needs.


Full sized school buses should not leave their bus at the park.  We have reserved a parking lot just east on Bethany Home at a local church.

Mini-buses and cars will be allowed to park at the race site.

Parking is limited and may fill up quickly.


There will be a food truck and Kona Ice truck in the parking lot for teams and spectators to purchase food and drinks from.

There will be a t-shirt vendor on site for teams and spectators to purchase Glendale Showcase t-shirts.

There will be a sound system playing a variety of music throughout the day (this includes during races).