About The X-Country Invitational

Thank you for your interest in the Kokopelli Racing Team Cross Country Invitational.  The races will be held November 6th and 7th at The El Pomar Youth Sports Complex.  2212 Executive Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80905


The Kokopelli High School Invitational will be hosted on Friday afternoon Nov. 6th.  Due to the loss of daylight we will start the first wave at 3:00pm as we will have just switched to Daylight Savings Time.  The Girls HS Invitational will run first in waves of 25 runners at a time.  We will run as many waves as necessary to accommodate participants.  The boys Invitational will start immediately following the girls waves and similarly be run in waves a 25 runners spacially distanced at the start. Boys race will start approximately 3:45-4:00pm. Every runner will wear a chip timing number and therefore no matter what wave or position you start the race in your final time and place will be recorded based on your actual start and finish. 

*We will post on this website runner's wave assignments and wave start times on Thursday Nov. 5th.  We will also post wave assignments and wave times at Registration.  Please refrain from emailing asking about wave assignments.  Thank you.

We ask that all runners, spectators, volunteers and coaches wear a mask or gaiter.  Like CHSAA rules, we ask that runners warm up and cool down wearing a mask but once on the starting line they may remove the mask.  As soon as runners cross the finish line we ask that they put the mask or gaiter back on and move quickly from the finish line area.  Parents and spectators MUST socially distance and we ask that you kindly leave the start and finish area as soon as your runner is finished.   The course has many locations where you can see your runner a couple of times so please spread out and not congregate at the start and finish areas.  Thank you!

We will alter these requirements should the Health Department ease restrictions.  Check back to this website for updates closer to the race.  We will post runners waves and start times on Wednesdat, Nov. 4th by 8pm.

The Kokopelli HS Invitational will be FAST and FLAT.  We are offing this event as a way to finish off your HS XC season on fast, flat and accurate 5k course.   When registering for this event PLEASE provide an accurate season best so that we can place you in an appropriate wave.  Please indicate what team you are a member of whether it is a HS or Club Team. We understand that you all want to run a fast time so kindly provide an accurate seed time.  Keep in mind Co.MileSplit.com is a way for us to verify your seed time.  Thanks for your understanding.

The Kokopelli Age Group Invitational will start at 10:00am on Saturday, November 7th.  We will run in age groups in waves of 25 runners at a time.  These races will all be chip timed.  Please read the information above about wearing a mask/gaiter, socially distancing, entering your seed time.  The information above pertains to the Age Group Invitational as well.

*We will post on this website age group wave assignments and wave start times on Thursday Nov. 5th.  We will also post wave assignments and wave times at Registration.  Please refrain from emailing asking about wave assignments.  Thank you.

8 & Under (born 2011+) 2 km (1.24 miles)            Girls 10:00am /Boys 10:30am

9 & 10 (born 2000-2010) 3 km (1.86 miles)         Girls11:00am/Boys 11:30am

11 & 12 (born 2007-2008) 3 km (1.86 miles)         Girls12:00pm/Boys 12:30pm

13 & 14 (born 2005-2006) 4 km (2.48 miles)         Girls 1:00pm /Boys 1:30pm

*Age Group Athletes (not HS athletes) race the age they are as of December 31st, 2020.  In other words, if you are 10 years old today and you have a birthday Dec. 1st you will run in 11 & 12 age group.

Race day numbers can be picked up under the Packet Pick up Tent starting 60 min. prior to the first event of the day. The race number should be worn on the front of their uniform.  If you lose your number prior to the start of your race please let an official know.  We will replace the number for a nominal fee. 

Packet Pick up:

2:00 pm Friday for HS Invitational. 

9:00 am Saturday for the Age Group Invitational.  

Coaches will pick up packets for their teams.   This will keep the lines at the registration table manageable.  Unattached runners and HS runners not on a Team will come to the registration tent to pick up their numbers.

*We are uncertain how we will handle awards at this time. The Health Dept. wants athletes and spectators to leave the event ASAP and have discouraged offering awards.  We are looking for a sponsor to help defray the cost of mailing awards to the top 10 HS B/G runners and top 5 Age Group B/G runners. We will, however post race results on our website at www.KokopelliKids.com and on www.Co.MileSplit.com as soon as possible.

If you would like to volunteer or if you have questions please reach out to Race Director: Lisa Rainsberger lisa@traininggoals.com or #719-337-2737

We look forward to see you at our event,

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