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Gulf Coast Stampede 2014

September 27, 2014

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SATURDAY, September 27th, 2014
Timing:  Chip/transponder provided by Elite Timing.

Sanctioning:  Sanctioned by FHSAA and NFHS for six states: TN, LA, MS, AL, GA and FL.

Location & Course:   Escambia County Equestrian Center, 7750 Mobile Highway, Pensacola, Florida.
Registration:Register at  The registration deadline is 11:59pm Monday, September 22nd.  You must enter every athlete including junior varsity runners.  On race day you will send up to 10 runners from any of the runners you registered to the varsity race and the rest will run in the junior varsity race.  You don’t need to predetermine who is running which race.

Entry Fees:  Varsity Races are $75 for a single Varsity Boys or Girls team, $150 for both.  If you do not have a full varsity girls or boys team, the cost per individual Varsity Runner is $15.  Junior Varsity races are free and unlimited for both boys and girls teams as long as each team has a paid varsity team running.  Otherwise it is $75 per gender to enter an unlimited number of runners or $15 a runner.  Make checks payable to West Florida High School and mail them to Jeffrey Oliver, West Florida High School, 2400 Longleaf Dr., Pensacola, FL, 32526.  Payments can be made the day of the race.


Team Trophies: 1st to 3rd Varsity Race, 1st Junior Varsity Race

Individual Varsity: 1st Trophy, 1st to 10th Dri-Fit T-Shirt, 1st to 50th Medals.

Individual JV Awards: 1st to 20th Medals.

Admission:  $5 per vehicle.  Seven passenger team vans and buses transporting athletes will not have to pay for parking but all other vehicle types will be charged, no exceptions.

Ashton Inn & Suites – 850-455-4561  The newest hotel in Pensacola.  They are only minutes away from the Equestrian Center and not too far from the Beach.  I highly recommend you call them soon to book your rooms.  Make sure to mention that this event and you will get the $79 rate.

Schedule of Events
Course Preview Friday Afternoon2:00pm to Sunset

Friday Night Team Dinner Social @ Sam’s Fun City, RSVP Only

5:30pm to 8:00pm: Packet Pickup, $8 Team Dinner, $10 Unlimited Go-Karts or Laser Tag
8:20pm: Celebrity Guest Speaker: Olympic Hopeful, Jordan McNamara, Mile PR: 3:52.42

6:00am Gates Open, Course Preview Begins

7:15am Course is closed
7:30am College women 5k
8:00am College Men 8k
8:10am HS Coaches Meeting at Finish Line (Q/A For Coaches, Optional)

8:40am Girls Varsity Race (10 Runners Max., 5 for team score)

9:10am Boys Varsity Race (10 Runners Max, 5 for team score)
9:40am HS Girls JV Race 5k (Unlimited Entries, 5 for team score)
10:10am HS Boys JV Race (Unlimited Entries, 5 for team score)

10:30am Dance Competition

10:50am Awards Ceremony





Team Dinner Social – RSVP Required:  You don’t want to miss this event!  The Stampede Dinner Social will run from 5:30pm to 8:00pmand includes dinner, Go-Karts and Laser Tag!  In addition, at 8:20pm, our Celebrity Guest Star will speak about their experiences before and after becoming a professional runner and will be available for questions and autographs.  The event will be held at Sam’s Fun City, located at 6709 Pensacola Blvd., Pensacola Fl, 32505. The dinner will be a Pasta Buffet including salad, desserts and drinks for just $8 a person. Guests will also have the opportunity to pick up $10 passes for Unlimited Go-karts OR Unlimited Laser Tag.  RSVP needs to be received by 8pm on Friday 9/19. A minimum of 15 guests is required. Send RSVP to Jeff Oliver at

Jordan McNamara Celebrity Guest Star:  We are pleased to announce that Olympic hopeful Jordan McNamara will be our celebrity guest for the 2014 Gulf Coast Cross Country Stampede.  McNamara recently won the 2014 Nike Festival of Miles, clocking 3:54.27, to set a meet and State record in St. Louis.  His breakthrough race came in 2013 during his European racing season, where he set personal records in the Mile (3:52.42) and metric Mile (3:34.00).  At Oregon, he was an NCAA All-American at 5000 meters in 2010.  McNamara, who loves speaking to high school athletes, plans to cover both his early experiences as a runner and his now professional experiences, setbacks he has had and how he has manage to overcome them, and will answer as many questions as possible from the audience.  He will be speaking at our team dinner social Friday night (Must RSVP to attend) and will be mingling with runners and signing autographs on Saturday.

Customized Stampede Shirts: ChazAir Studios will be on site and they specialize in everything! I mean really they can air brush anything you want on your Stampede t-shirt to make it one of a kind!

Running Wild Retail Area: Running Wild will have a tent set selling running shoes, spikes and apparel.  They specialize in fitting every person to the proper shoe and apparel.

Spike Customization Zone:  Buy some new spikes or shoes from the Running Wile Retail Area and pimp them up with a wide selection of colored spikes and laces, FREE!

DJ Connection: DJ Connection will be on site providing 2000 watts of digital power for awesome sound that will be sure to entertain and motivate both spectators and athletes.  You can even go to our event page right now and select the music you want to hear!  At 10:30, right after the start of the last race we will hold a dance competition.  Last year we saw some crazy moves so we are very excited to see what the kids have in store for us this year.  We even have special medals for our top three dancers!

Stampede Cooling Station: Like last year, we will have a cooling station setup, a great way to cool down after a hot race or after cheering on your team.

Face Painting:  Face painting was a lot of fun last year and so we will bring it back this year, don’t miss out!

Shaved Ice, Snacks & Refreshments: Shaved ice was a huge hit last year and of course we will have a variety of snacks and refreshments.

Go-Karts and Laser Tag: Did we mention a $10 unlimited Go-Kart or Laser Tag deal will be available from 5:30pm – 8:00pm Friday night at Sam’s Fun City located at 6709 Pensacola Blvd., 32505.


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Escambia County Equestrian Center
7750 Mobile Highway, Pensacola, FL United States
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