Horlick Rebel Invitational – Racine, WI

Dates: Friday, September 1 – Saturday, September 2


Who competes at this meet?  It is typically the top 20 runners of each gender from the Two Rivers Meet.

Please sign up to assist with supplies or Volunteer for Racine (click here for sign up genius)

Race Location: Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course – University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 4400 Petrifying Springs Road, Kenosha, WI 53144

5K Wayne E Dannehl National CC Course
4K Wayne E Dannehl National CC Course

Hotel Location:  Doubletree by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk,  223 Gaslight Circle, Racine, WI.  Parents are welcome to reserve rooms at the same hotel.  There are no parent rooms on our team block so if you call, please do not ask for a room on the team block. Thanks!

Schedule: This is an overnight meet, we depart on Friday immediately after school and return Saturday early evening.

Race Schedule:
9:05am: JV Girls/Freshman Girls 4000m (Medals 1-10)
10:00am: Freshman Boys 4000m (Medals 1-10)
10:35am: Varsity Girls 5000m – 10 entries (Medals 1-25)
11:20am: Varsity Boys 5000m – 8 entries (Medals 1-25)
11:50am: JV Boys 5000m  (Medals 1-10)
12:20pm:  Open 4000m (no fee, no HS, waiver required)

Racine Travel Packing List:
Attire for Race:
– Uniform
– Warm Up
– Spikes
– Trainers
– Socks for race (2 pairs)
– Inhaler (if you use one)
– Full water bottle – bring to race
– Clean dry clothes for after the meet. (Remember dry socks)
– Raingear
– Snack you always eat pre-race (if any)
For the bus trip down:
–  Board the bus ready to run – we run on the way to the hotel
–  After school snack
–   Water bottle – remember to hydrate
Overnight items:
–  Change of clothes for Friday night and Saturday after the race, PJs, toiletries, deodorant, phone chargers, etc.
– If you wear contacts or glasses, remember spare pair.
– Extra socks
– Bring some spending money:
– Possible Dinner stop on way home
–  Racine T-shirt (optional) Approximately $10-20

School Backpacks:  Students can  leave their school backpacks in their cars at school or bring along to the meet with them.

PARKING: All busses, team vehicles & spectators should come in on Highway E and then turn left onto HY JR to access the UW- Parkside Physical Education or Communication Arts parking lots located off of Hwy JR east of the course. There is no participant drop off on Highway JR. No parking allowed in any of the Petrifying Springs parking lots – this includes teams, coaches and spectators. Handicap Parking (with Permit) is allowed in the lot immediately north of the course on HWY JR.

UW-PARKSIDE: The UW-Parkside PE Building is off limits to our group..

ADMISSION: The admission fee per spectator is $3.00 for 17 & Under and $6.00 for Adults (18+). When a spectator leaves the facility, they will not be allowed to re-enter the site. No drones or dogs are allowed at the race site on meet day.


COURSE: The 5K course is the UW-Parkside JR 5000 meter high school course. The 4K course is basically the first 4K  of the UWP JR 5K course.  Restricted areas will be roped off, coned or marked with signage. Course maps are attached. Please remember that is prohibited to mark the course in any manner, including paint, streamers, signage, etc. A digital display clock will provide the countdown for each race and one will provide splits at the 1, 2 & 3 mile marks. Once the first race of the day race has started, warm-ups on the course are limited to following the race in progress. Teams may not warm-up randomly on the course during the race in progress.

SITE PROCEDURES: Teams (participants, alternates, coaches, trainers and managers) must enter the meet site together. When an athlete leaves the facility, they will not be allowed to re-enter the site.  TENTS & GROUND TARPS are allowed.


PETRIFYING SPRINGS PARK: UW-Parkside has added additional port-a-lets to the race site for 2023. Please utilize those located at the course rather than the ones at Pets. We also request that all warmups are conducted on the UWP course. NO team camps are allowed in Petrifying Springs. Teams must set-up camp in the designated area.

Updated: Aug 27, 2023