John Bernard Adirondack Invitational to be Held This Saturday, October 28 - 10/25/2017

John Bernard Adirondack Invitational to be Held This Saturday, October 28-10/25/2017

The John Bernard Adirondack Cross Country Invitational will be held this Saturday, October 28, at the Adirondack High School. This will be the 45th annual running of the Adirondack Invitational, now named after longtime coach and race founder John Bernard. The invitational continues to be held on the last Saturday in October, which is typically the week before sectional championships are held. Longtime coach John Bernard created the invitational in 1972 with four schools participating that inaugural year. In contrast, over 40 different schools and 1,000 runners competed at the invitational last year. Those numbers have stayed relatively consistent over the past few years. As of last Saturday, there were over 30 schools already registered to compete. There are still a few days left to register, so those numbers may continue to grow. However, with the race being so late in the season, many schools have decided not to bring their modified teams this year, so the number of total runners is expected to be down this year. Once again, there will be an open 5K race, held on the course, to kick things off at 8:15 a.m. This race is open to anyone who would like to run the 5K varsity course before the scholastic races begin. A $10 donation will be required at registration for this event. Come out and support your Adirondack cross-country teams and watch some of the best runners in the area compete in this great event. The first race of the day will be the Modified Boys Division I race at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Modified Girls Division I race at 9:50; Boys Modified Division II at 10:10, and Girls Modified Division II at 10:30. The first varsity race of the day will be the Girls Division race at 10:50, followed by the Boys Division at 11:20; Girls Division II at 11:50 and Boys Division II at 12:20 p.m. All Adirondack teams will be running in the Division I races.