Invitational Supporters








Alison S. Unterreiner, PT, CSCS


Race Format

The Fort Steilacoom Invitational features a variety of races for runners of all capabilities. Each race

Varsity Races

Gold Division

The boys and girls "Gold" division races will be limited to 12 teams of 8 runners each. They will be run in one flight, with the girls race starting 5-7 minutes after the boys flight (once the boys pass through the start/finish area). These teams should be teams vying for top 8 positions in their state meet. We will allow individual athletes to run in this race as well. Suggested times for individuals would be sub 16:00 for boys and sub 19:10 for girls. Awards will be given to the top three boys and girls teams in this division, and the top 20 athletes. The top 10 will get medallions.

Silver Division

The boys and girls "Silver" varsity races will be held in TWO flights. The first flight will be for the # 5, 6, 7 & 8th runners. The second flight will be for the #1, 2, 3, & 4 runners. We have 8 in the varsity races as many of us are still trying to decide who our top 7 are at this point in the season. Traditional scoring will still apply though.

Each girl's flight will start 5 minutes after the boy's flight In the event of a recall in a girls varsity flight, the filight will be delayed until the boys varsity flight finishes. This is to prevent any conflicts between the boys finish as the girls approach the 1 mile point.
Scoring: We use traditional cross country scoring. Our scoring software (Raceberry Jam) merges the times from the two varsity flights together. Individual placing and and team results are based on the pacing once the flights have been merged.

Awards: The Gold division races will have awards for the top 3 teams and the top 20 athletes. The top 10 will recieve medalions. The Silver division races will have plaques for the top 5 teams in large (4A,3A) and small (2A & below) division. The top 20 individuals will recieve awards. There will be a plaque for the top boys and girls combined team. The top 20 in each jv race will recive ribbons. These will be awarded at the finish line.

Junior Varsity Races:

Their will be four jv races. Two of these are prior to the varsity races and are limited to 5 athletes, one for boys and another for girls. These races do not receive team awards, but the top 20 athletes in these races receive ribbons and team scores are kept. After the varstiy race there will be two more junior varsity races, one for boys and another for girls. These races will not be scored and participation is unlimited. The top 10 in each of these races also receive ribbons.

Community/Youth Races:

Prior to the high school races will be an open race for coaches, family, and open runners. The cost of the open race is $5.00. Ribbons will be awarded for the top 20 males and females in the open race. This year, we will enter results and post them on-line as well. There is also a 2k youth race for runners up to 8th grade. All participants will in the youth race receive a ribbon, with additional ribbons for the top 20 places. * Current high school runners competing in the open race for whatever reason shall not wear their team issued uniform to avoid potential conflict with WIAA rules and eligibility. Their entry fee and registration form must be independent of their school's registration as they are separate from the high school event.