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"Running & Racing at the Beach"

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 4:00pm


Hosted by: Sandhill Fields         Produced by: The Seashore Striders

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

The Sandhill Cross Country Course became a reality in 2020 and we are proud of what we have to offer Sussex County and the State of Delaware.  We have hosted several dual meets on the course as well as the 2020 & 2021 Sussex County Championships, a 200 runner dual meet Henlopen Classic (Sept. 2021) and the Seashore Invitational in October 2021.  The opening mile is very spectator friendly with the mile mark just about even to the start.  The second mile heads back to the woods and the beautiful 13 raised fast boardwalk.  Just before the third mile the course takes in a small incline and the final mile is flat & fast.  The final 400m is out in the open and spectator friendly with a smooth rounded turn around the pavilion and into the finish chute.  We are proud of the course and invite you to take part in this year’s Sussex County Cross Country Championships and experience  5000-meters at Sandhill Fields.

Yours in Running & Racing,                                                                                                                                                                   Coach Tim Bamforth; Seashore Striders/Cape Henlopen Girls Track & Field

Race information:

  • Registration
    • Registration Deadline: Sunday, October 23rd at 6:00pm 


  • The Races
    • Boys Championship followed by the Girls Championship


  • The Courses
    • This is a 5000m/3.1m fast & flat course with a combination of grass, cinder & raised bridge
    • Note…Spectators will have an excellent view of the starting line and the finish area. A course map is provided at our meet
    • 5000m Course Review...Off the starting line we go straight to the woods and pick up the cinder trail that goes behind a work shed.   We do a small loop in the woods and come right back out to loop all the fields going down the north property line.   Coming around the front field and going past the starting line we pass the 1 mile mark.   Now the course heads straight back to the woods this time heading in on the boardwalk.   The course runs through the woods and comes out in the far back where we run the big loop passing the 2 mile mark.   From the big loop we run along the woods heading back to the fields.   Just before the work shed we dip back into the woods (the same thing we did at the beginning) and take in the small loop in the woods.   Coming out of the woods and off the boardwalk it is a straight shot back towards the start with the finish bending around to the right even with the small pavilion.


  • Time Schedule
    • 2:00-2:30 pm- Teams arrive at Sandhill Facility…Bus parking in the front parking lot
    • 2:30 pm- Course Walk on your own…well marked & maps available in Team Packet                                 
    • 3:30 pm- Coaches Meeting at Seashore Strider timing trailer
    • 4:00 pm- Varsity Boys Championship…3.1m (5000m)
    • 4:30 pm- Varsity Girls Championship…3.1m (5000m)
    • 5:30 pm- Awards Ceremony at Finish Pavilion


  • Awards  
    • Boys & Girls Championship 
      • Top 20 Individuals in each race & top 3 teams



  • Meet Payment
    • High School Entry Fee…$100 per gender per team; $200 Full Boys & Girls Team
    • Checks made payable to: Seashore Striders.       (SS Vender ID #- 27834)
    • Mail Payment to: Tim Bamforth; Sussex Co. Championships, Shields Elem. School, 910 Shields Ave, Lewes, DE. 19958
    • Checks can also be handed in on Meet Day to the Timing Trailer or handed in to Tim Bamforth at the Henlopen Conference Championships. 


  • Adult Helpers
  1. Each Team is asked to provide 1 Adult helper for the Finish Line &/or Course Direction locations
  2. Please email Tim the Name by the Sunday evening 10/23 Entry Deadline


  • Meet Entry Procedure
  1. Fill out attached excel spreadsheet with Entry Info (Name, Grade, Division)
  2. Email file to by entry deadline on Sunday 10/23


  • Sandhill Directions
    • 20330 Sandhill Road; Georgetown, DE. 19947
      • Route 9 South. Turn RIGHT at Sandhill Road
      • Route 9 North. Turn LEFT at Sandhill Road
      • We are located just beyond the CHEER Center and across from Little Einstein Child Care Center.



Fast & Flat 5000 meter
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Race Director: 

Tim Bamforth

Seashore Striders

Cape Henlopen High School

Head Coach Girls Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field