Regional Championships FRESNO
First, double check the event itself and determine if you will stay in Fresno the night before the race or arrive race morning. This is a DO NOT BE LATE EVENT! So please don't push it.
Once we know who has qualified from Associations to Regionals you should book your hotel rooms as they will fill quickly. So pick them out now, call and see if you can book now and cancel without penalty. Below are a few hotels near Woodward Park in Fresno. There are others in this area of Fresno and this area is where you should stay.
National Championships MADISON, WI
We have blocked off 10 rooms that have a King and pull out sofa at the Days Inn in Madison, WI. This hotel is about 3 miles from the course and is not one of the USATF listed hotels. The reason we do this is actually to avoid crowds at the event hotels. This tends to be a calmer environment for the kids (and parents) and tend to be less expensive. This hotel also hosts a complimentary breakfast.
Room rate was blocked at $93.00 per night (4 person)
Rooms are being held until December 2 (the day after our regional qualifier). We will approach each family this week regarding interest in going to nationals if your child qualifies so that we have a good idea of which families should go ahead and reserve a room. We will ask those families interested in going to reserve their rooms prior to regional qualifier as they are allowed to cancel up to 48 hours prior to the reservation.
For your travel plans you will want to arrive on Thursday, December 12 and Depart in the evening of the 14 or morning of the 15th. We will not be done at the meet until 2:30pm at the earliest on the 14th. So if you travel on the 14th I would book for 6:30pm or later. Most teams will travel out on the 15th.
Costs seem to be between $459 and $650 with no direct flight options out of Sacramento. Most one stops go through Denver or Minneapolis on United or Delta.
We wanted to take a moment to explain how the rest of the season will work when it comes to racing. First, cross country practice will go through December 14.
There are 3 meets that make up the Championship Season. Those meets are Association Championships, Regional Championships and National Championships. Runners must qualify to each additional round of championships as a team or as an individual. Here is how that works:
Association Championships (11/24 @ Folsom HS)
The first thirty (30) individual finishers and first five (5) teams in each division (age group) will qualify to Regionals.
Regional Championships (12/1 @ Woodward Park, Fresno)
The first thirty (30) individual finishers and first five (5) teams in each division (age group) will qualify to Nationals.
National Championships (12/14 @ Madison, WI)
The Hawks goal is simple - QUALIFY AS MANY HAWKS AS POSSIBLE TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS. Qualifying in and of itself is a major accomplishment. If families choose to travel to Wisconsin for Nationals is entirely up to them. We understand its a tough time of year and a very expensive trip. At this point, the coaches anticipate based off of conversations we have had that no one will travel to Wisconsin this year. If you have an interest in going please reach out to Coach Dusty, Staci or Phil asap.
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR ASSOCIATION & REGIONAL CHAMPS. AS WE TELL THE KIDS ALL THE TIME - HAWKS ARE STRONGER TOGETHER.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Where: Willow Hills Reservoir (Folsom HS)
1655 Iron Point Road • Folsom, CA 95630
Boys & Girls Run 1.5 Miles
Meet at Team Tent: 8:00am
Warmup Starts: 8:10am (boys), 8:20 (girls)
Race Starts: 9:00am (boys), 9:20 (girls)
We suggest arriving to Folsom HS by 7:40am to give yourself time to park and find the team tent.
Often times there is a parking fee even thought there is not one mentioned in the meet details. Be prepare with cash.
Eastbound HWY-50 to Prairie City Exit.
Turn left at the top of the off ramp.
Proceed approximately a 1/4 of a mile to the first entrance to Folsom HS on your right.
Friday, September 20, 2019
Where: William B Pond Recreation Area
Search William B Pond Recreation Area for GPS
Boys & Girls Run 1.5 Miles
Since this one is a Friday afternoon we will allow for arrivals at different times so that parents can juggle school dismissals as they see fit. Traffic can be heavy getting to this one, plan ahead!
This meet is all about the youth! No high schools and they split the races 6th grade and under and 7-8th grade. It's a huge opportunity for our athletes to see how great they really are in their own age group. All athletes run 1.15 miles on grass and jump two hay bails.
Girls, 6th grade and under:
Meet at Tent 3:30p, Warmup 3:40p, Race 4:30p
Boys, 6th grade and under:
Meet at Tent 3:50p, Warmup 4:00p, Race 4:50p
Girls, 7th and 8th grade
Meet at Tent 4:10p, Warmup 4:20p, Race 5:10p
Boys, 7th and 8th grade
Meet at Tent 4:30p, Warmup 4:40p, Race 5:30p
Saturday, September 28th 2019
Arcade Creek XC Course
Sacramento Softball Complex
(3450 Longview Dr Sacramento, CA 95821)
Boys & Girls Run 1.4 Miles
Meet at Team Tent: 11:40am
11:50: Boys 7th & 8th Grade
12:10: Girls 7th & 8th Grade
12:30: Boys 6th Grade & Under
12:50: Girls 6th Grade & Under
12:40 pm - Junior High Boys (7th & 8th grade)
1:00 pm - Junior High Girls (7th & 8th grade)
1:20 pm - Youth Boys (6th grade & under)
1:40 pm - Youth Girls (6th grade & under)
We thought it would be helpful to see how our Hawks breakdown into teams after sharing how scoring works. And who knows, maybe we can complete some more teams once we all have the knowledge of our team make up. Remember, we need 5 to field a scoring team in each gender specific age group.
Age Group 1 (Year of Birth 2011/12)
Age Group 2 (Year of Birth 2009/10)
Age Group 3 (Year of Birth 2007/08)
Age Group 4 (Year of Birth 2005/06)
Age Group 1 (Year of Birth 2011/12)
Age Group 2 (Year of Birth 2009/10) - Full Team
Age Group 3 (Year of Birth 2007/08) - Full Team
Age Group 4 (Year of Birth 2005/06) - Full Team
Want to show your Hawk pride? Great! Our team store has gear available for athletes, families and supporters.
Three important tips when ordering:
1. Once you click add to shopping cart, select sizes. Only complete your selection in the first row.
2. Once you are done shopping select view cart in upper right hand corner.
3. For payment, click PayPal link, the next page will provide PayPal and below that an option to pay with credit card. Be sure to complete the transaction all the way through.
NOTE: The site we use is very basic as we try to keep our cost to our families low. If you run into any issues purchasing please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you with your order.
Lagoon Valley Cross Country Invitational
Saturday, September 7, 2019
We encourage every athlete to race whenever given the opportunity. First, racing together is the best way we can contribute to each other and second the only way to gain confidence and improve is to race often. After all, we are the Delta Hawks Youth RACING Team!
WHO IS RACING - RSVP by Sunday, 9/1 at 3:00pm
Please follow the link to RSVP for the race. When we request RSVPs we need to know YES or NO. If you are a NO please still follow the link and tell us. This way we don't have to hunt you down for an answer.
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The most important thing about this meet is to know you need to arrive early. There is only one way in to Lagoon Valley Regional Park and it can back up on that road a long ways. Do not stress yourself or your athlete out by arriving late. Directions and parking below.
Meet at Team Tent: 7:00am
Warmup Starts: 7:10am (boys), 7:20 (girls)
Race Starts: 8:00am (boys), 8:15 (girls)
We suggest arriving to Lagoon Valley Regional Park by 6:40am to give yourself time to park and find the team tent.
PARKING & DIRECTIONS - $5.00 PARKING FEE
Westbound I-80 to Lagoon Valley Rd exit. Turn left at the top of the off ramp. Proceed approximately ½ mile to the service entrance. Turn left and follow signs to the parking area.
All Hawks will race 1.5 miles on a relatively flat course that is spectator friendly. When you arrive at the tent one or more of the coaches will take your kids on a warmup and guide them through the morning. Honestly, you won't see a ton of them until after the race. We will go over these details at practice on Friday so that they are fresh in everyones mind.
We are often asked what an athlete should eat on race morning. To be there by 6:40am you are going to leave the house by around 6:00am, which means your kids will be up before 6:00am. Which is great. They can have a decent breakfast at that point or have something healthy but simple on the car ride. Bring along water and a simple snack. By 6:45am, you will shouldn't be eating anything else.
Hello Hawk Families,
Summer is just about wrapped up and that means one thing - Cross Country Season!!!
We are excited to get started at our cross country kick off on Sunday, August 11 at 3:00pm at the Boat House. We would like to get a jump start on renewing memberships. Below is a list of things you should be aware of.
ONLINE REGISTRATION - we are using an online registration software that helps us with administering the team more efficiently. There will be a $5.00 transaction fee but know that we chose a platform that keeps transaction fees to a minimum.
PRICE INCREASE - The price has increased from $140 to $160. The team is not a money making endeavor and coaches are still all volunteer based. The main reason for the increase is AAU membership fees. You would have been asked to pay for these fees for insurance but it is logistically easier if we build the fees in and register all Hawks at once.
PRACTICE DAYS - practices are Tuesday (5:30p), Friday (5:30p) and Sunday (3:00p) this season to avoid the Delta United of Clarksburg Soccer practices on Tuesday/Thursday. We can’t avoid all conflicts but a high percentage of our current members participate in Delta United so this adjustment was necessary.
RACE SCHEDULE - find an easy access Race Schedule on the website menu and on the Team App menu.
Returning athletes should register now, we have a pre-registration deadline of August 6. Starting Aug 7th all parents/athletes that have not renewed will be removed from the Team APP as we prep to have a current group of families on the APP.
Please DO NOT share the registration link below. All new athletes must attend the free two week Try Out to ensure each athlete is ready for Delta Hawks. Register at
Choose returning athlete option. We still honor a $25 discount for multiple athletes in one family. This is built into the registration but all athletes must be registered at the same time. Also, the discount does not apply to the "first athlete".
We look forward to seeing all of you.
WHO FLYS? WE DO!!!!
Hello Hawk Families,
Below are the details for the Hawk Party, we are looking for a couple of families to bring potluck style foods see below.
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Uncle Dick's Pool House
50720 Babel Slough Rd
Clarksburg, CA 95612
* Bring swimsuits and towels
We will provide hot dogs and the fixings, chips and dips, juice boxes and water. If families would like to help out with one of the three following areas that would be great. Just chat message what you are bringing so we don't duplicate too much.
We estimate there to be around 40 people but will have a better idea once everyone RSVPs.
RSVP HERE: forms.gle/V19GQoPGbwhrWmAJ6