High School

College/University Race Information

Date Saturday, September 29, 2018
Site University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course - Directions
Larpenteur Ave. and Cleveland, St. Paul (2275 W. Larpenteur Ave.)
Participating Teams
Box Assignments
Time Schedule TBA  
Distance Men: 8,000 Meters - Maroon & Gold Competitions
  Women: 6,000 Meters - Maroon & Gold Competitions
Entry Fee

$350.00 (per gender). NO REFUNDS!! Entry fee may be mailed to the address below, brought to the meet or new this year: teams will have the option of paying on-line when they register. Mandatory: Unattached runners will pay the $30.00 fee on-line when registering. Any club team that runs 5 or more must pay the team rate.

Entries Entries are now closed
Mailing Address University of Minnesota
Bierman Athletic Building, #240
Attn: Zach Siegmeier
516 15th Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Course Inspection Friday, September 28 - 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Course will be marked with painted lines and directional signage.  Large course maps will be posted at awards stand.

Pick up packets from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 28 or 8:00 - Noon Saturday, September 29, at the clubhouse.  Please bring correct change.

Chip Timing



Women’s & Men’s Competition Unlimited Entries - Seven (7) will be scored.  NCAA rules will apply. Unattached runners will run in the Division II Maroon Races for both the women and men.  All club teams must run in the DII Race.  Teams may run up a Division.  If your school gives any Athletic Aid, you must run in the Division I or II races.

Meet Results Unofficial results will be posted on the Awards Stand board, available as soon as they are tallied and recorded. Official results will be produced and available in Driving Range Building. You will also be able to obtain official results at www.gophersports.com
Awards Top 7 of winning team in each Division
Top 3 teams in each Division - Must be Collegiate
Top 20 individuals in each Division
Top Individual in each Division - Special Trophy
Trophy for the Top Male and Female Club Team in the Division II Race
Award Presentation

Award ceremony for the Maroon and Gold competitions will be held at the Awards area. Please be on time!!!!

Sports Information

SID Contact (men) - Brian Deutsch - 612-626-4011 - deuts060@umn.edu

SID Contact (women) - Mandy Hansen - 612-626-9394 - hans1758@umn.edu

Dressing Facilities Please use your hotel rooms to dress. Shower facilities will not be provided.

Team vans:  Gibbs Farm Lot and Robbie Soccer Stadium.  Go 1 block east of the course – take a left – enter parking lot for Gibbs Farm/Soccer Stadium.  Back up location remaining spots in the Golf Course Main Lot.                             

Team Busses: Parking will be in Parking Lot 55 on the St. Paul Campus. Drop team off at the golf course. Continue West on Larpenteur Ave. – take a left on Eustis St.; left on Como Ave. – right into Gate 24 for Lot 55.

Spectator Parking

S101 (on the corner of Cleveland and Commonwealth) and the Gortner Ave. Ramp.  Shuttles will transport to the golf course.  Park at your own risk on the city streets.

Coach/Spectator Conduct At no time should a spectator or coach be on the course to help, impede or touch an athlete.

Display clocks at mile and 3K for the Women's and High School races.

Display clocks at mile, 3K and 5K for the Men's races.

Bad Weather Policy Click Here

Trainers will be at the course on the day of the race.  Doctors will be on call.  EMT on site.  Click here for the letter to athletic trainers.  MEDICAL INFORMATION should be readily available on all your athletes - allergies, medical conditions, etc., & parental releases to treat.

Course Description Rolling hills and grassy terrain the entire course. The course was measured by the shortest route from three foot off the line. In other words, the distance was measured where the athlete in front would run tangent to tangent. Each course is just over 105 meters long.
Tent Rental

David Downey - 763-559-8368 or 763-559-6212 - ddowney@ue-mn.com

Future Roy Griak Invitationals 
2018 - September 29, 2018
2019 - September 28, 2019
2020 - September 26, 2020
For Additional Information
Lyndsey Thorpe, Co-Director of the Griak Invitational 
(C) 651-802-1264; email: thorp122@umn.edu  
  Zach Siegmeier, Co-Director of the Griak Invitational 
(C) 612-499-5613; email: siegm011@umn.edu  
  Sarah Hopkins, High School Director, Women's Cross Country Coach
Office Phone: 612-624-2058; email: hess0125@umn.edu
  Steve Plasencia, Men's Cross Country Coach
Office Phone: 612-624-0592; email: plase001@umn.edu
Other Important Things to Know
  • No spectator, parent or coach may touch a runner during the course of the race
  • Please have your team stay off the greens.  No team tents on fairways.
  • The National Anthem will be sung at 8:55 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • The course is clearly marked in alleys-White
  • Display clocks at 1K, mile and 3K for the Women’s and High School Races.
  • Display clocks at the 1K, mile, 3K and 5K for the Men’s Races
  • Wear bib numbers on front.
  • Please have runners run over the chip mats – keep moving through the chute to the back
  • No dogs or other pets are allowed on the Golf Course Grounds.  No bikes or wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs and baby strollers) are allowed on the Golf Course Grounds. 
  • A university vendor will be selling food and beverages to spectators and athletes
  • NO shower facilities will be provided!
Sponsoring Hotels and Contact Information

Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown
1101 4th Avenue S. Minneapolis, MN 55404
Official Site
Contact: Andrea Krawczyk at 612-367-5965
Rate: $99 + Tax  

  Delta Hotels by Marriott Minneapolis Northeast
1330 Industrial Blvd., Minneapolis, Minn. 55413
Official Site
Spectators Please Call: 612-331-1900
Rate: $129 + tax
For groups of 10 or more contact:
Veronica Voelker at 612-455-6333
  Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington
5500 American Boulevard West, Bloomington MN 55437
Contact: Karen Meier at 952-345-1244
Rate: $111 + tax with breakfast included
Newly renovated hotel, formerly Crowne Plaza Bloomington
Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott
7800 Bloomington Ave. S. Bloomington, MN 55425
Official Site
Contact: Julie Janes, Sales Manager at 952-876-4221
Rates Starting at $99/$109
For groups of 10 or more that are using Roseville Hotels, please contact Shannon Hirstein at 877-980-3002 or shirstein@visitroseville.com.
  Country Inn & Suites
2905 Snelling Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 628-3500 or (800) 456-4000
  Courtyard by Marriott
2905 Centre Pointe Dr
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 746-8000 or (800) 321-2211
  Days Inn
2550 Cleveland Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 636-6730 or (800) 329-7466
  Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
3045 Centre Pointe Dr N
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 636-7869 or (800) 228-2800
  Holiday Inn Express
2715 Long Lake Rd.
Roseville, MN  55113
(651) 636-5800 or (800) 451-7258
  Motel 6
2300 Cleveland Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 639-3988 or (800) 466-8356
2540 Cleveland Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 636-4567 or (800) 444-6835
  Residence Inn by Marriott
2985 Centre Pointe Dr
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 636-0680 or (800) 331-3131
  Super 8
2401 Prior Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 636-8888 or (800) 800-8000
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