Liberty Center Widewater Invitational Sat. 9/21 (High School & Middle School)
Results available at http://www.baumspage.com/cc/libertycenter/2019/
Widewater Retreat Center
4050 Old US24
Liberty Center, OH 43532
*Parking Note – Do not go to the main park entrance. Parking is off of County Road 4 west of the park and should be marked. There is a $5 charge for parking, and it’s a bit of a hike from the parking area to the starting line so plan accordingly.
8:15am – Bus leaves from HS (est. arrival 9:00am)
10:30am – High School girls race (Black Division)
11:15am – High School boys race (Black Division)
11:45am – HS Black Division awards
12:00pm – Middle School girls race
12:30pm – Middle School boys race
1:00pm – Middle School awards
2:15pm – Estimated return to EHS
Meet Notes – This course is a perennial favorite. It offers a little bit of everything: fast/flat first mile (for the HS), grassy and rolling second mile, and the third mile includes wooded trails, a water hazard followed by a steep hill, and a flat, open finish. This course has been essentially unchanged for the 12-year history of this meet, and it has been certified in the past for D2/D3 District meets so it’s known to be accurate. Most of our runners have been on this course before and will be able to give advice from their experience to the runners who haven’t seen it before. Current forecast is a sunny day in the mid-80’s, and past experience says it will indeed feel plenty warm for this race. Hydration and rest will be an important factor for this one.
Note – Bring extra shoes/sandals, socks, etc. if you don’t want to ride home wet. There is a water hazard near the end of this race and you WILL get wet 🙂
From a spectator standpoint, here is pretty good viewing of the start, one mile mark (HS), and the finish (as well as “the hill” near the finish). Most of the rest of the course is accessible, just be prepared to get some exercise!