High School Race Information

Site University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course - Directions
Larpenteur Ave. and Cleveland, St. Paul (2275 W. Larpenteur Ave.)
     
Time 8:55 a.m. National Anthem
  9:00 a.m. Suzy Wilson Women's Maroon III (Division III) Competition
  9:50 a.m. Women's Maroon II (Division II) Competition
  9:55 a.m. Suzy Wilson Women's Maroon III Awards
  10:40 a.m. Men's Maroon III (Division III) Competition
  10:45 a.m. Women's Maroon II Awards
  11:25 a.m. Men's Maroon III Awards
  11:30 a.m. Men's Maroon II (Division II) Competition
  12:10 p.m. Presentation of Flag & National Anthem
  12:20 p.m. Merrill Fischbein Men's Gold (Division I) Competition
  12:25 p.m. Men's Maroon II Awards
  12:45 p.m. Presentations - Honorary Referees
  1:10 p.m. Jack Johnson Women's Gold (Division I) Competition
  1:15 p.m. Merrill Fischbein Men's Gold Awards
  1:45 p.m. Goldy's Kids Run
  2:00 p.m.  National Anthem - Special Event
  2:15 p.m. Larry Zirgibel High School Boys' Gold Competition
  2:20 p.m. Jack Johnson Women's Gold Awards
  3:05 p.m. Gary Wilson High School Girls' Gold Competition
  3:10 p.m. Larry Zirgibel High School Boys' Gold Awards
  3:55 p.m. High School Boys' Maroon Competition
  4:00 p.m. Gary Wilson High School Gold Awards
  4:45 p.m. High School Girls' Maroon Competition
  4:50 p.m. Boys' High School Maroon Awards
  5:35 p.m. Girls' High School Maroon Awards
     
Distance High School: 5,000 meters - Boys & Girls Competitions
   
Entry If you did not attend the 2013 Griak, you must email Sarah Hopkins (hess0125@umn.edu) if you intend to enter in 2014. 
   
Registration You will need a password to register.  Go to http://www.raceberryjam.com/hscconlineentry.php and enter your email address. Please allow a day or two to get the password. After you have received your password go to the above site and enter your roster.  Entries (rosters) are due by midnight on Thursday, September 18. You will be charged a late fee of $100/day after the September 18 deadline. REMEMBER: You are only allowed ten (10) entries. The substitution of athletes will be allowed at the packet pick-up table. You will be able to make as many changes as you need to up until 2:00 pm. on race day.
   
Team Contract Click Here
   
W-9 Form Click Here
   
Entry Fee $150 (per gender).  NO REFUNDS.  Entry fee may be mailed to the address below. Check payable to University of Minnesota. Individual runner’s fee will be $30.00.
   
Mailing Address University of Minnesota
Bierman Athletic Building, #290
Attn:  Sarah Hopkins, Women’s Cross Country Coach
516 15th Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
   
Course Inspection

Friday, September 26 – 2:00 to 6:00 pm and 8:00 a.m. till race time on Saturday. Course will be marked with painted lines and directional signage. Large course maps will be posted at awards stand.

   
Race Packets

Pick up packets from 2:30 - 5:00 pm Friday, September 26 or 11:00 am – 2:30 pm Saturday, September 27, at the clubhouse. Packets will NOT be given out if your entry fee has not been paid!!! Please bring correct change. Each packet will include chips, race numbers, pins, and a meet program.

Chip Timing

Will be used again for all races.  Lynx back-up will be used. Wear bib numbers on front.  Each coach is responsible for ALL the chips that are assigned to their team. They should be returned to the chip tent (west of the finish corral). Your school will be charged for any unreturned chips.

   
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
Top 20 individuals in each Division
Top Individual in each Division - Special Trophy
   
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.
   
Parking

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.

   
Admission Fee The University will be charging $8 entry fee for adults and $5 for students/youth/seniors (62 & above).  Kids age 2 & under are free. The official Griak Invitational program can be purchased for $2. 
   
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.

   
Clocks

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

   
Bad Weather Policy (Coming soon)
   
Trainers

Trainers will be at the course on the day of the race.  Doctors will be on call.  EMT on site.  Click here (coming soon) 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.
   
Tent Rental

Dawn Westermann - 952-346-0102 (o), 763-559-6210 (direct) - Dwestermann@ue-mn.com

   
Future Roy Griak Invitationals 
2015 - September 26, 2015
2016 - September 24, 2016
2017 - September 23, 2017
2018 - September 29, 2018
   
Junior Varsity Meet

Tom Watson, assistant coach at Mounds View High School sponsors a JV Meet, the Mustang  Invitational, on Friday, September 26. Many of the teams competing in the Griak send their JV squads to the Mustang Invitational. You can contact Tom for more info via email at:  twatson@iphouse.com

   
Other Important Things to Know
 
  • 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!
   
For Additional Information
  Sarah Hopkins, High School Director, Women's Cross Country Coach
Office Phone: 612-624-2058; email: hess0125@umn.edu
 
Gary Wilson, Executive Director of the Griak Invitational 
(C) 612-518-7575; email: wilso003@umn.edu  
   
Sponsoring Hotels and Contact Information
   
 

Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown
1101 4th Avenue S. Minneapolis, MN 55404
www.minneapolisdowntown.hgi.com
Contact: Andrea Krawczyk at 612-367-5965
Andrea.krawczyk@hilton.com 

 
 

Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel
2200 Freeway Blvd.  Minneapolis, MN  55430
www.minneapolisnorthhotel.com
Contact:  Elizabeth Kappler
Elizabeth.kappler@blvdhotel.com
Rate:  $89 + Tax

   
  Ramada Plaza Minneapolis
1330 Industrial Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55413
www.ramadaplazampls.com
Contact: Karen Meier at 612-331-6827
Karen.Meier@ramadaplazampls.com 
Rate: $92 + Tax

   
  Holiday Inn St. Paul East
2201 Burns Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55119
www.holidaymn.com
Contact: Cori Erickson at 651-731-220 (direct) or 651-731-4501 (sales office)
cerickson@holidaymn.com 
Rate:  $97 + Tax – Includes hot breakfast

   
  Crown Plaza Hotel & Suites MSP Airport/Mall of AmericaCrown Plaza Hotel & Suites MSP Airport/Mall of America
3 Appletree Square
Bloomington, MN  55425
Contact:  Jennifer Rose-952-876-8659
Jennifer@cpsuitesmsp.com


Rate: $95
   

Crown Plaza Minneapolis West
313 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN 55441
Contact: Angela Wisely at 763-559-6277
angela.wisely@cpplymouth.com 
Rate: $79 + tax – No Breakfast
Rate: $99 + tax – Includes hot breakfast

 
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
www.countryinn.com/rosevillemn
   
  Courtyard by Marriott
2905 Centre Pointe Dr
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 746-8000 or (800) 321-2211
www.courtyard.com/MSRL
   
  Days Inn
2550 Cleveland Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 636-6730 or (800) 329-7466
www.daysinn.com/hotel/08221
   
  Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
3045 Centre Pointe Dr N
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 636-7869 or (800) 228-2800
www.fairfield.com/MSPRV
   
  Holiday Inn Express
2715 Long Lake Rd.
Roseville, MN  55113
(651) 636-5800 or (800) 451-7258
www.hiexpress.com
   
  Motel 6
2300 Cleveland Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 639-3988 or (800) 466-8356
www.motel6.com
   
  Radisson
2540 Cleveland Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 636-4567 or (800) 444-6835
www.radisson.com
   
  Residence Inn by Marriott
2985 Centre Pointe Dr
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 636-0680 or (800) 331-3131
www.marriott.com/mspro
   
  Super 8
2401 Prior Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113
(651) 636-8888 or (800) 800-8000
www.rosevillesuper8.com
   
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