2017 Invitational

Date and Location

Tuesday, September 19, 2017  |  4:00 p.m.
Smiths Fork Park Sports Complex, Smithville, Mo.
Julia Bargman Memorial Cross Country Course


More than 24 schools are represented from Northwestern Missouri — individual runners and teams are both encouraged to attend. This year’s meet will again include a middle school race. Teams are primarily from Class 1 – 3 varsity and Class 4 junior varsity.

Tentative Start Times

We will do our best to adhere to the following time schedule.
3:45    Coaches Meeting
4:00   Middle School (2.1 mile course)
4:20   Girls JV
4:50   Boys JV
5:15    Varsity Girls
5:40    Varsity Boys


There will be no formal awards ceremony. Individual medals will be given as runners finish. Team awards will be presented within 20 minutes following each race.
Plaques are awarded to the first and second place teams for varsity.
20 Medals are awarded each for boys and girls varsity individuals.
20 Medals are awarded each for boys and girls junior varsity individuals.
20 Medals are awarded for the top middle school runners (10 for boys, 10 for girls).

Packet Pickup

We typically have a volunteer handing packets to coaches as you unload your bus. If we miss you, the packets can be picked up at the finish line.

Bus Parking

Bus parking is again at Grace Community Church. Follow DD around the bend to Grace Community Church.

Spectator Parking

All other visitors may park in the main lot at Smiths Fork Park near the baseball fields and tennis courts.

The Course

Our course is located in Smiths Fork Park near the Smithville Lake Dam. All high school runners will participate in a 5k (3.1 miles) one-loop course. The course begins and ends on a slight downhill slant. There are several small inclines and a couple of large grade inclined hills to conquer on our course, particularly at the end of the third mile. Middle school runners will run a shortened 3K course.

Entry Fee

$130 per school. Checks can be made payable to Smithville High School and sent to the attention of Athletic Director Darren Shaffer or Coach Paul Restivo.

Registration and Timing

Please enter your athletes using athletic.net no later than Thursday, September 14. We will use Morgan Sports for our chip timing this year. Please remember to have your athletes return the chips to you or your manager. There is a fee for any unreturned chips.

On-Site Amenities
  • Our coordinator for athletic training services, Gini Fite, will be on site for any athletes needing medical assistance. We also have on-site access to an AED, should that be necessary.
  • We will provide water for every runner crossing the finish line.
  • Restrooms are available near the parking lot. We will also provide a port-a-potty near the start/finish line.
  • Smithville Cross Country Booster Club will sell food, drinks, and T-shirts. Water will be made readily available for participants and coaches.

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me or our Athletic Director, Darren Shaffer.
High School #: 816-532-0405
Coach Restivo: restivop@smithville.k12.mo.us