September 10, 2016
- Meet at Laguna Hills HS
- Arrive 2 hours prior to your race time
- Account for parking/traffic etc.
- You must stay and cheer your teammates.
COMPETING AT: Laguna Hills High School, 25401 Paseo de Valencia, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 USA
- Division 2
- Race Times
- Freshman 8 AM
- Sophomore 9 AM
- Junior 10 AM
- Senior 11 AM
AWARDS to the top 40 in each race.
WHO IS COMPETING: Everyone! unless discussed prior.
IMPORTANT: Meet at Laguna Hills High School; Busing will not be provided! I will hand out a transportation exemption form Thursday 9/8/16 to your son. Parents please sign/complete and have your son return them to me by Friday 9/9/16 as I need the VP to also sign off.
The Laguna Hills Invitational has been around since 1983 and I actually competed in the inaugural event as a sophomore .
The classic 3-mile course is one of the most challenging, spectator friendly, and diverse courses in Orange County, running across the Laguna Hills High School Campus, and the surrounding hills and valleys of the City of Laguna Hills, and is comprised of a varied: 30% grass, 30% dirt trail, and 40% asphalt/concrete terrain.
The course starts on the east end zone of the football field in the Laguna Hills High School Stadium, then loops the LHHS “Upper Field”, and runs along the dirt trails and Aliso Creek Bike Trail adjacent to Laguna Hills Drive before passing the 1-mile mark. The second mile sees the course returning to the LHHS “Upper Field”, but exits campus soon after via the LHHS Baseball Field, where the course follows a dirt trail making a wide U-turn before ascending the to the crown of the imposing “Hawk Hill”, only to quickly descend to Indian Hill Lane and the 2-mile mark at Moulton Parkway. Mile 3 continues to descend to the course’s lowest point when it turns onto the Aliso Creek Bike Trail and soon after enters “Death Valley”, only to climb steeply once again up ”The Final Ascent” before crossing the LHHS Cross Country Stretching Pad, and finishing back in the welcome confines of the Stadium on the LHHS Track at the 50 yard line on the visitor-side of the stadium.