2023 State Boys & Girls Cross Country Championships

STATE APPAREL ORDER – Link to Information – Immediate Attention Needed – For those traveling to state on the team bus, please use this link to access information about how to order State Meet Apparel that will be purchased and delivered to the hotel on Friday. Orders are DUE by 8:00 pm on THURSDAY.  Link directly to the Apparel Order Form

For those traveling to State, yet not on the team bus, apparel will be for sale in an apparel tent at the meet.

TEAM TRAVEL INFORMATION, PACKING LIST, SCHEDULE  Please use this link to access information for those traveling on the team bus including the packing list and schedule for October 27 and 28.


Friday, Oct. 27 – Travel Day
8:00 am – The team will gather for Mass in the NDA Chapel. Families are encouraged to attend, though we understand work and other obligations may prevent this.

All team members who are traveling to State with the team are to arrive at NDA early before Mass and place your travel bags in the Atrium.  Wear your green NDA CC jacket since group photos will be taken right after Mass. Following photos, we load the bus and travel to Green Bay Distillery for a team breakfast before departing Green Bay.
Details for travel are available via the link above, “Team Travel Information, Packing List, Schedule”

Saturday, Oct. 28  – Race Day
Location: Ridges Golf Course
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.

NDA boys will run in the Boys’ Division 2 race at 12:35 pm
NDA girls will run in the Girls’ Division 2 race at 2:25 pm

Boys’ Competition
11:30 am – National Anthem
12:00 p.m. – Division 3 
12:35 p.m. – Division 2 – Live Results 
1:10 p.m. – Division 1 

Girls’ Competition
1:45 p.m. – Division 3 
2:25 p.m. – Division 2 – Live Results 
3:05 p.m. – Division 1 

Presented at The Ridges Golf Course in the following order:
3:20 p.m. – Division 3 Boys
3:30 p.m. – Division 3 Girls
3:40 p.m. – Division 2 Boys
3:50 p.m. – Division 2 Girls
4:00 p.m. – Division 1 Boys
4:10 p.m. – Division 1 Girls

Course Map (additional versions of the map may be found using this link)

Ticketing Information
All Tickets MUST be purchased online. There will be NO cash sales. Entry to the meet must be redeemed on a mobile device. Entry is $9/person plus processing fees. Information on ticketing:  WIAA State Championship Meet Ticketing   You will be asked to present your digital ticket at The Ridges spectator entrance near the Club House. You will not need to present your ticket to ride the shuttle to the meet. A wi-fi network dedicated to redeeming tickets will be available in the immediate area of the gate. Watch for signs to connect to the network in order to redeem your tickets. If members of your travel group do not have mobile device accessibility, you may purchase additional tickets on your account for those individuals.  Link to purchase tickets: Purchase Tickets.   Programs will be for sale for $5.

Parking Information
All spectator parking is located remotely (Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School and the Grand Rapids Lions Club) with buses shuttling spectators from the parking areas to the course. During busy times, this process may take 60 minutes, so please plan accordingly. Fee for parking is $5/vehicle, CASH only. There will be no charge to board the buses and shuttle to/from The Ridges. Per the above information on ticketing for the races, you will be asked to present your digital entry ticket(s) once you arrive at The Ridges.   Parking Info Link: Parking Information and Locations          Mobile Friendly Version

Disabled Parking
For those with disabled tags on your vehicles: You will also be required to pay $5/vehicle to park. You must follow new entrance procedures: NO ENTRANCE OFF GRIFFITH AVE. Vehicles with proper disabled plates/hangtag will be admitted onto Whitlock Ave (at intersection of 16th Street S and Whitlock Ave, approximate GPS location of 3999 16th St S). Continue east on Whitlock to 20th St S. Once cleared to continue, turn right until reaching the entrance to The Ridges at Murgy Dr. Turn left to check-in, and when directed to do so, proceed to the designated parking area.

Competition Site –The Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids (one mile east of Highway 13 on Country Trunk “Z” Griffith Avenue). The Ridges Golf Course is a beautiful site to compete or watch a cross country race. Please, however, stay off the golf greens, the tee boxes, and out of sand traps. No Frisbees, footballs, soccer balls, etc., are allowed out on the golf course. When using an umbrella, please be aware of your location in order to not impede coaches or runners.

No Smoking/No Pets – The WIAA has a “No Smoking” policy for all of its State Tournaments. No pets allowed on The Ridges Golf Course grounds or any place on the campus of Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School.

Parent Volunteer Needs – Thank you for using this link to help provide supplies or volunteer time to make this trip a success for all of our athletes: State Meet Parent Volunteer and Trip Supply Sign-Up

Additional Information
Additional Course Maps, Apparel Sales, Convention Bureau Information on Lodging and Restaurants, plus other valuable information may be found by using the Spectator Guide, link: WIAA State Championship Spectator Information

Additional Team Travel Information: Over the years, we have worked to make the State Meet a special event for as many kids on our team as possible. We invite extra team members but are limited by bus size and hotel space. It is our goal to increase the number of our teammates who get a taste of the excitement of a state meet and build a group that can be there to help our racers perform well. 
While we are disappointed that we cannot bring everyone on the bus, we would love to have as many of our CC family join us for the races at the Ridges Golf Course on Saturday as possible. It is hard to describe the dramatic difference our “green machine” can make in this race when we have large numbers of our supporters in the back part of the state course where the race gets hard.

Hotel Information:   State Qualifiers and Coaches attending State will stay at the following hotel: Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center 1001 Amber Ave Stevens Point, WI.    ph: 715-344-0200.

If you call to book a room, please DO NOT book within the team block. Those are rooms reserved for athletes and coaches only, please. Families are asked to book their own rooms outside this block.

Updated October 25, 2023