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Hoka postal 2-mile

by George Green for Gimi McCarthy

The Postal 2 Mile is quickly approaching and we're looking forward to an exciting evening of racing. It's time to enter your athletes for the event. I apologize for being a little vague on the entry procedure, but what we are going to do is have each team enter their athletes on the "official" entry spreadsheet, and then email it to me.You can download the entry sheet by clicking on the image at the top of this board. The spreadsheet has a limit of 21 athletes per gender. As you enter your athletes, keep in mind that we have 23 schools entered and an overall limit of 500 athetes, so I'm leaving it somewhat open because some of you have told me that you will only be bringing your varsity athletes, or a limited number of team members. Please submit the spreadsheet to me by Wednesday, October 18. This should give you enough time to determine who will be running. Keep in mind that if we have too many athletes entered in the meet, then we will have to pare it down to 500, so you may want to wait until after the 18th before you tell your athletes that they are in the meet. We will have an official time schedule up after the 18th when the entries come in, but for now, figure that the races will begin close to 4:00 p.m. and end around 8:30 p.m. ALSO: remember that there will be a mascot race, where all of our school's mascots will race against Sweet Cushion (male) and Sweetest Cushion (female) for the year's bragging rights. We hope that all of you will encourage an administrator, teacher, adult or YOU to wear the costume and compete in this fabulous race that is one of the highlights of the event. This race will be somewhere between 200 and 400 meters.

As you fill out the spreadsheet, please enter your BEST GUESS at what your athlete can do right now for the 2 mile. We have all been coaching for quite some time, so I'm confident that you will come up with fairly accurate entry marks for each of your athletes. Please be as accurate as possible. We will be seeding the races by time, so each race will have a very close spread from fastest to slowest, giving each athlete the best experience of racing and setting lifetime PR's. At the end of the evening, each of your teams will have an official Postal 2 Mile entry (top five athletes, each gender) that you will submit to hokaoneonepostalnationals.com to compare your teams to every other participant around the nation AND receive a free pair of Hoka running shoes (one per team). It's WIN, WIN, WIN!

Thank you for participating in this year's Postal Nationals event. I am confident that your athletes will really enjoy themselves and run the fastest 2 mile of their lives!
Gimi McCarthy,
University City

Posted on Oct 13, 2017, 11:57 AM
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