With CCS taking place at the Crystal Springs course, here are a few course rules that you should be aware of if you are taking your athletes to the course.
First, check the race schedule and make sure you are not practicing on the course on the same day. The rule is you must be done 90 minutes before the start of any competition or 60 minutes after any competition on the course. You cannot practice at the same time as an official competition. Also, do not drive your car on to the course if the gates are open.
If you take your athletes to the course for a practice, please make sure you bring your first aid kit and medical cards. If you take more than 10 athletes to the course for a practice, you will need a pay a $20 fee for each practice. All the info about where to send the payment is in the course handbook (link below).
With the intermittent rain in the next week or so, it's possible that the course will be closed. If you get to the last gate to the course and there is a big sign which says "Cross Country Course Closed", please turn around and go back home. Jumping over the fence could result in you and your athletes getting arrested (not kidding). The reason for the closure is to keep the course in good shape for all the league final meets and CCS.
You can check back here for updates on whether the course is open or closed. I can save you a trip if I find out the course has been closed already.