We hope your team’s training is going well, and we’ll see you on Saturday morning August 29th at the 27th Edition of the Marcus I Invitational (M1) in Denton, TX at North Lake Parks. The first race is the Girls’ Elite Varsity Race at 7 AM and will feature, among others, two teams that finished one-two at District, Region, State, and Nike South Regional (qualifying each team for Nike Nationals). So if you don’t want to miss that race, please don’t be late.
Because (1) we’re hoping for a great turn-out to see all the day’s races, (2) paved parking is limited, and (3) we’re operating under a new race format, please plan to come out early to make sure you are parked and don’t miss a second of the day’s action.
For complete details, including some parking tips, please visit the Marcus I Invitational Page. FYI – We learned some lessons on traffic flow last year, so we’re rolling out a new parking game plan this year. You will want to review it before coming out to the meet — it’s detailed on the Marcus I Invitational Page and a printable copy is available on this page: Directions and Parking Instructions & Diagram.
Important Note: This year we’re adopting a new race format to help ease how crowded the JV races have become at M1. The consequence is that many schools will be running teams in races #1 through #8, even race #9, of nine, meaning that many teams and their fans will be sticking around for the entire event, and fans therefore will need to come out early to be parked for the first race and there is likely to be less parking turn-over this year with the new format. Thus, you really do want to come out early this year to get parked and ready for the day’s races. Also, fans and parents will want to find out from your runner which event your runner is competing in. Here’s the order of races:
- GIRLS ELITE VARSITY – max 7 runners – 7 AM Start Time, rolling thereafter
- BOYS ELITE VARSITY – max 7 runners
- GIRLS OPEN VARSITY – max 7 runners
- BOYS OPEN VARSITY – max 7 runners
- GIRLS ELITE JV – max 7 runners
- BOYS ELITE JV – max 7 runners
- GIRLS OPEN JV
- BOYS OPEN JV
- HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS 3200
AUG 29 – first race 7 AM – Marcus I Invitational, 27TH EDITION @ North Lakes Park, Denton,TX
Street Address (for BUSES): 2001 W Windsor Dr, Denton, TX.
Street Address (for OTHER VEHICLES): North Lakes Park Drive at 3048 N Bonnie Brae St, Denton, TX 76207 (Fans, for parking, please use this address for park access for all car parking under our new traffic plan.)
DETAILS – Coaches/Fans/Parents: for Marcus I Race Details & Info, see Marcus Invitational I page)
Be There, Aloha!!!