Valley Isle Road Runners Youth Running
Program For 2017
The Valley Isle Road Runners youth program is one of the greatest things that makes the club so unique. We have over 600 plus kids in the youth cross country program, which is the largest youth cross country program in the state. Each year the program is getting larger and more schools are getting involved with this great program.
The VIRR currently offers cross country and track and field events each for these youth and hopes to offer more events and activities in the future. For more information about the youth program and also volunteer, call 280-5801 or email HUBER_RUDY@YAHOO.COM.
"THE KIDS ARE OUR FUTURE"
Here is schedule for the 2017 youth cross country races.
DATE LOCATION TIME
- August 19th Kapalua - (2k Run Adventure Fest Maui) 8am
This is considered a preseason race and race tags will not be generated prior to this event.
Race registration MUST BE SENT TO HUBER_RUDY@YAHOO.COM
- August 26th Meet 1 Seabury Hall (Seabury Hall) 8am
- September 2nd Meet 2 Site Central Maui Regional Park in Kahului (Maui Lani) 8am
- September 9th Meet 3 Kamehameha Schools Maui 8am
- September 16th Bubba Gumps Front Street Mile Lahaina 9am
- September 23rd Meet 4 Championship Event Kamehameha Schools 8am
*Check-in time for morning events @ 7:15am
*Check-in time for Front Street Mile is @ 7:30am
**Coaches of School Teams must contact Rudy Huber at HUBER_RUDY@YAHOO.COM by Monday, August 14, 2017 in order to register a school team. August 21 is last day to add additional runners to roster. All registrations for meets will be done on Athletic.net. Link will be sent to you.
Sign up your team on www.athletic.net and submit roster through this site.
**Individual day of registration is okay.
Grade Levels & Divisional Distances for meets 1, 2, 3 and 4
*K-3rd grade-half mile
*6th-8th grade-one mile and a half
More information, contact Rudy Huber at 280-5801
2017 Youth Cross Country Sign ups.
Kids sign up though your coach at school.
Race tags will be given to coaches prior to the first meet. Race Day registration for individual runners is available prior to the race.
Note: Please keep in mind that this will take time on race day and therefore these runners should arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to race time. Individual entries will be done in order of arrival.
Deadline for team/school entries:
Wednesday August 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Valley Isle Road Runners started the Cross Country event a long time ago and is part of the Valley Isle Road Runners club events. Rudy Huber is the Event Director and has been since it started. He is the person that makes the rules and directs all of the 4 Cross Country Events. There have been many improvements throughout the years as well as recent changes. Our goal is to make the event better every year. All of this is done with volunteers, no one gets paid except the outside vendor or vendors that the hosting school hires.
Each school is charged with providing the results of that days races. Some schools have the funds to hire a timing company but most do not. There is no money generated to pay for anything outside of the hosting school. There is no cost to participate in the Cross Country Races and they are designed to give every student the opportunity to participate in a Cross Country Event without the burden of cost.
Here are some FAQ's
1. Do you know where I can locate the results for the Front Street Mile?
The front street mile is not part of the Cross Country events. This is a race put on by Rudy Huber to give the kids a different experience. The results are not posted on the VIRR site because of that reason. They can be found at the following URL. http://www.runnersparadiseinc.com
2. What can you do when there is a discrepancy with a result and more than 1 parent has witnessed it?
Contact Rudy at firstname.lastname@example.org
It's important to take a look at the results after the race if there available.
3. Parents were told that most of the races had an electronic chip of some sort on the runners labels that would signal a board or machine when they crossed the finish line, which would take out the human error part. Can you share information about how races are timed?
That is not the case with the Cross Country Races. A lot of professional events are timed with an chip attached to either the ankle or behind the bib number. The cost is well over $1200 for that type of technology. The races are hand timed and the timing is all volunteer and provided by the hosting school.
4. Will there be awards after the championship race?
Yes, there will be 6 overall school awards awarded by points and there will be medals handed out after each of the 6 races to the top 10 runners as they come thru the finish shoot.