Salesianum Invitational 2017

Wilmington, DE

Meet Information

Registration: We will use Milesplit this year. Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:00 PM.

No need to figure out your Varsity, JV, etc the week before. Simply register for Championship (most competitive) Large School Varsity or Small School Varsity (based on your state division). Enter EVERY athlete into the Varsity division of your choice and send your top 7 to race Varsity, your next best 7 for JV "A", your next best 7 after that for JV "B" and then unlimited/the rest of your team for JV "C". There is no girls JV "C", so the unlimited entry for girls is JV "B". Girls are Varsity 7, JV "A" 7 and unlimited JV "B".

Email with any questions!

The Course

The cross country course at Brandywine Creek State Park has been re-designed in 2010, providing a safer running surface while maintaining all of its challenge. The starting area permits a full invitational field to line up, and crosses a large open grass area. After the first two panhandles the course heads directly left, not down the hill as in previous years (this section was becoming unsafe). It moves towards the bottom of Maintenance Hill and circles around to go back up. The course then follows the same trail as before until it gets near the finish area, when the runners will circle the meadow area above the finish line. All turns are clearly marked with posts. The mile and two mile points are marked. The course crosses paved roads at only two brief points. Spectators will have an excellent view of the starting line and the finish area. A course map is provided at our meet website.


We have 3 Divisions that you can enter for your varsity. Small Schools, Large Schools and Championship. Enter whatever size your state designates you as. Please check past results to see if your team wants to run in the Championship race. Small/Varsity races award top 3 and the Championship awards top 5! If you have questions about what Division to enter, please email:

3 Varsity divisions: Championship, Large school, Small school - all $100/gender team

4 JV divisions - JV A, JV B, JV C, Freshman Boys - $50/gender team (You MUST enter JV A if you want to enter any JV B or C)

Gender max: $150.00

School max: of $300.00

This should prove to be one of the most COMPETITIVE, SAFE and FUN years ever at the Salesianum Invitational. The design of the course is safe, difficult and spectator friendly! Make sure to get your entries in so you can "Conquer the Creek".


No guess work, Races go off on time!

11:00--Alumni/Open Race

1:00 -- Boys Freshmen

1:25 -- Boys JV C

1:50 -- Girls JV B

2:15 -- Boys JV B

2:40 -- Girls JV A

3:05 -- Boys JV A

3:25 -- Girls Varsity Small

3:45 -- Boys Varsity Small

4:05 -- Girls Varsity Large and Championship

4:25 -- Boys Varsity Large and Championship

5:00 -- Awards

Checks made payable to:


Mail entry form to:

Michael Hart

Salesianum School

1801 N. Broom St.

The course will be open until 12:30 for touring on the day of the race and is accessible for review before race day. About 100 school teams enter and about 1000 runners compete. There are usually about twenty teams in each race. Complete results through 2016 are available at, under "Cross Country". If there are any teams in your area who would be interested in entering please ask them to contact Mike Hart at (302) 654-7736.

DIRECTIONS: 41 Adams Dam Road, Wilmington, DE 19807.

Only 45 Minutes from Philadelphia, 90 minutes from Atlantic City, NJ, 2 hours from Washington, DC, and 3.5 hours from Richmond, VA.

HOTEL INFORMATION: The picturesque Brandywine Creek State Park is located in the serene Brandywine Valley, home of miles of open space, vineyards and tax free shopping. The park is located only 2 miles from Route 202 which boasts dozens of restaurants and hotels.

The Official Hotel of the "Fr. Beattie" Salesianum Invitational is the Double Tree on Concord Pike/Rt. 202. Please contact them for great team rates.

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Wilmington

4727 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE, 19803, US

Phone Number: 844-702-5994