Middle School Races.



Date: Friday, September 27, 2024 (rain or shine) 4:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Requested for all middle schools in RI, MA, and CT through the RI Principals’ Committee on Athletics Grades 6-8, Additional states may be added upon request.

Host Institution:

North Kingstown High School – North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Meet Organization:

Meet Management by Ground Control events LLC


Race management 401 952 6333


Goddard Park, 1095 Ives Road, Warwick, Rhode Island 02818. 2,000 meters (1.4 miles), grass and dirt paths, moderate hills, mostly flat.


From the North: Rte. 95 S to exit 9 (left-hand exit) onto Rte. 4 S. Immediately exit at Rte. 401/East Greenwich. Right at light onto 401/Division St. One mile curve right onto First Ave. Turn right at light onto Main St. One-half mile at light, turn left onto Old Forge Rd. Old Forge becomes Ives Rd. One mile to park entrance on left. From the South: Rte. 95 N to exit 8A/Rte. 2 S. At first light, turn left onto Rte. 401 E/Division St. Follow directions above.

Entry Info:

All entries will be submitted on-line. Entries will close on Monday, September 23, 2024 at 9:00AM. A list of schools competing in each race will be posted by Wednesday, September 25 at 9:00 PM.

Entry Fee:

  • $95.00 Boys (Unlimited Entries)
  • $95.00 Girls (Unlimited entries)
  • Or $25.00 per individual runner.

Once your entries have been registered on line and the entries close, your school is responsible for the entire entry fee. Adjustments will not be made for no-shows. Entry fees should be made payable to: "Ground Control Events" 
Entry fees may be mailed to: Ground Control Events LLC, 183 Purgatory Road, Exeter RI 02822

Meet Rules:

Guidelines provided by the National Federation of State High School Associations rule book. Please note in particular the articles dealing with uniforms and unsportsmanlike conduct. Coaches and other non-competitors are urged to stay off the runners’ path in the woods. No bikes or other vehicles are permitted.


Park rangers will direct cars to ample parking available within the park. Buses will be allowed to drop off passengers and then follow directions to park in designated areas.


Bathrooms and food concession available. T-shirts will be sold at the meet. No lockers or showers available at race site. Team tents/canopies permitted.


All races will start on time. Please limit entries to those athletes who can finish within the allotted time for each race.

  • 4:15 Race 1 7th Grade Girls
  • 4:35 Race 2 7th Grade Boys
  • 4:55 Race 3 6th Grade Girls
  • 5:15 Race 4 6th Grade Boys
  • 5:35 Race 5 8th Grade Girls
  • 5:55 Race 6 8th Grade Boys
  • 6:15 Awards Ceremony


Individual awards for the places 6-30 in each race will be distributed in the chute.
The top 5 individual awards and all team awards will be presented on the awards platform. All Races Awards to the top 30 individuals. Awards to the top 3 teams


The schedule remains the same as past years. The order of events will be 7th graders, followed by 6th graders, followed by 8th graders.

Contact Us

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Ocean State XC Invitational

Email Address

[email protected]

Start Location

1095 Ives Road, Warwick, RI 02818

Ocean State XC Invitational

September 27-28, 2024