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The Veterans' Silkies 5K Trail Challenge & Pacific Northwest Cross Country Championships

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Name: The Veterans' Silkies 5K Trail Challenge & Pacific Northwest Cross Country Championships
Date: September 21, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
Youth Races - Elementary & Middle School Ages
Event Description:

The Veterans' Silkies 5K Trail Challenge and Pacific Northwest Cross Country Championships is a championship event that invites cross country athletes to compete from all divisions, ages, and affiliations. This event will conduct 5 races offering an opportunity for all runners to compete in a championship race recognizing 1st and 2nd team honors for the very experienced competitors to the novice contestants.



Corban University, 5000 Deer Park Drive SE, Salem, OR 97310



Saturday, September 21, 2019



  1. Elementary/Club PNW XC 3000 (Elemenatry): Girls – 5th grade and under, Boys – 5th grade and under) 2 races
  2. Middle School/Club PNW XC 3000 (Middle School): Girls - 6th to 8th grades, Boys - 6th to 8th grades) 2 races
  3. High School PNW XC 5000 (Varsity & JV): Girls – 9th to 12th grades, Boys – 9th to 12th grades) 4 races
  4. SOVAH Silkies 5K Trail Challenge (Open, Collegiate, Club, & Unattached): Ages 13 & over, 1 race



1st Team All-PNW: 1st - 8th place

2nd Team All-PNW: 9th - 15th place


The top youth team in each race will earn awards (no team awards for the Silkies 5K). 



The online entry deadlines are Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 11:59 pm. 

All team entries must have a consistent team name in order to be placed on the same squad. Individuals who do not reflect a recognizable team name will be considered as UNATTACHED and will not be scored as a member of their team of choice. EXAMPLE: User input for Cummings Elementary School would be CUMMINGS. Whiteaker middle school would be WHITEAKER. Bowerman Track Club would be BOWERMAN TC. 



$10 per athlete



From Interstate 5 - Take Exit 252 (Kuebler Boulevard). Turn east and follow signs. Continue on Kuebler Blvd 3/4 mile and turn right on Turner Road. Proceed 1/2 mile southeast and turn left onto Deer Park Drive (directional sign says Corban University). Continue one mile northeast to university main entrance on right.

Local Traffic From Salem - From Commercial St: Take Kuebler Blvd. east to Turner Road and follow signs.
From East Salem: Take Lancaster Drive south (name changes to Aumsville Hwy). Continue southeast on Aumsville Hwy. to Deer Park Drive SE, turn right and follow signs to campus entrances.


PARKING: There will be a $5 parking fee for all POVs. Team buses and vans are exempt.

Parking spaces available for use are found at lots P3, R, S, and U for all POVs. 


All buses and vans will pull into Warrior Drive and receive guidance from the parking attendant to drop off athletes, coaches, and tents. 



7:50 am to 8:00 am          National Anthem & safety brief

8:00 am to 9 am               The SOVAH Silkies 5K Trail Challenge

9 am to 9:30 am               Elementary Girls (5th grade and under)

9:30 am to 10 am             Elementary Boys (5th grade and under)

10 am to 10:30 am           Middle School Girls (6th - 8th grade)

10:30 am to 11 am           Middle School Boys (6th - 8th grade)

11 am to 11:30 am           High School Girls race (Varsity)

11:30 am to 12 pm           High School Boys race (Varsity)

12 am to 12:30 pm           High School Girls race (Junior Varsity)

12:30 pm to 1 pm             High School Boys race (Junior Varsity)


PACKET PICK-UP (Friday, September 20, 2019)

Chemeketa Community College: 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem, OR 97305, Athletic Department, Bldg. 7

Same Day Pick-Up (Saturday, September 21) - Corban University, Race Site - Event information table from 7 am to 11 pm.



3K Course


5K Course



Grand Hotel - $179/King & $199/Double Queens. 201 Liberty Street SE, Salem, OR 97301. (503) 540-7800

Phoenix Inn - $109/Double Queens. 4370 Commercial Street SE, Salem, OR 97302. (503) 588-9220

Days Inn - $85/Single & $95/Double. 1600 Motor Court NE, Salem, OR 97301. (503) 967-8153

Hampton Inn & Suites - $129/Queen. 510 Hawthorne Avenue SE, Salem, OR 97301. (503) 362-1300

La Quinta - $125/Single or Double. 890 Hawthorne Avenue SE, Salem, OR 97301. (503) 391-7000.

Howard Johnson - $94.95/King or Queen. 2250 Mission Street SE, Salem, OR 97302. (503) 967-8461

Holiday Inn - $119/without breakfast, $139/with breakfast. 3301 market Street NE, Salem, OR97301

Event Media:
Corban University
5000 Deer Park Drive SE 
Salem, OR 97317
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, September 21, 2019 
8 am to 1 pm.
Contact Information:
Jon Terrazas, Chemeketa Community College, Veterans' Coordinator (503) 589-7702
Registration will be $10 per athlete.
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