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.