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Sunday
Sep142014

New for 2014 - Public race added to the schedule for the Brea XC Invite

The Wildcat Run - Conquer the Canyon

Run in the footsteps of champions. For 25 years, perennial league and CIF champion Brea Olinda High School cross country teams have hosted the Brea Invitational at Carbon Canyon Regional Park each fall. Now, for the first time, the school is making the run available to the public.

The inaugural Wildcat Run offers the chance to come and "Conquer the Canyon" on Oct. 4, 2014 at 7:30 a.m.

The 3-mile course takes runners through Orange County's only giant redwood grove, alongside a serene lake, through rugged canyon trails and to the top of a ridge that offers stunning views of Catalina Island and the Palos Verdes peninsula.

After the run, stay to watch some of Southern California's finest prep runners take on the same course as they race to win the Brea Invitational.

All proceeds benefit the Brea Olinda High cross country programs.

Here are the details

When: Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Brea, CA (Lambert Rd., ½ mile east of Valencia Ave.)
Registration: Same-day signups. Cash only. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. in the park.
Cost: $10 per person.
Parking: It's a county regional park, which charges $5 to park on weekends. Free street parking is available across the street in the nearby residential area.
Awards: Top 15 male and top 15 female finishers receive medals.
Timing: Computerized, hand-timed results will be posted soon after the run's completion.

Sunday
Sep142014

Entry deadline for 2014 Brea XC Invite is less than 2 weeks away

The deadline to register is approaching for the 10/4/2014 Brea Cross Country Invitational.  Registration closes on Friday, September 26, 2014 and is online through Episports.com.  Due to facility and course limitations, participation will be limited, so it would be best not to wait until the last minute.  Additional details about the race can be found at the link to the right.  Don't delay in contacting Coach Mattern with your intention to participate and then submitting your registration.

Tuesday
Jun102014

Save the date - Brea XC Invitational returns on October 4, 2014

The Brea XC Invitational will return on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea.  Last year 27 schools and nearly 1000 runners participated in this unique format.  The races for each level (Boys FS, Boys Var, Girls FS, and Girls Var) are further broken down into individual races that pit the #1-2 racers, the #3-5 runners, and the #6-7+ runners against each other.  This gives runners at all levels and abilities a shot at running near the front of the pack.

We have limited capacity at this venue, so please register early to reserve your spot.

Registration will be available through Episports beginning on July 1st.

Links to a flyer with race info, past results, a course map, a location map and the weather report are listed in the side bar to the right.

Saturday
Oct052013

2013 Brea XC Invite Results

The results for the 2013 Brea XC Invitational are now posted. See the link in the sidebar to the right for access to the pdf files with the results. Please note that "team time" and not "place scoring" was used for this meet since each level consisted of 2-3 races and all runners were not racing against each other.

Thank you to all the participants, supporters, and most of all the volunteers that made this event possible and successful. We hope to see you again next year!

Sunday
Sep292013

Entries for 2013 Brea XC Invite are now posted for review

Attention Coaches-

Entries for the 2013 Brea XC Invitational are now posted. See the link to the pdf file in the sidebar. Please review this ASAP and get back to us if there are any changes necessary. If you could reply to us by Monday (9/30) at 6pm it would be appreciated. Thank you! See you on Saturday!