Arroyo Grande Optimist Club


Cross Country Invitational


WHAT:                                  12th Annual Big Ditch CC Invitational.  


WHEN:                                  Saturday, September 27, 2008


WHERE:                               Biddle Park,  Lopez Dr.,

                                                Arroyo Grande, CA.   93420


COURSE:                              New Course on Dirt roads, some grass, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd

miles are all mostly flat and fast.  Spectator Friendly!


DIVISIONS:                         Large and Small school, boys and girls Varsity, Boys and girls Junior Varsity only


RACE SCHEDULE:            9:00 AM         Boys  Varsity  Large School   

                                                9:30 AM         Girls  Varsity  Large School

                                                10:00 AM       Boys Varsity  Small School

                                                10:30 AM       Girls Varsity   Small School                    

                                                11:00 AM       Boys JV

                                                11:30AM        Girls JV


AWARDS:                            T-Shirts to the top 10 finishers in all varsity and lower

division races.

                                                Plaques to the top two teams in the varsity divisions,

and top two teams of the lower divisions.


ENTRY FEE:                        $35.00 per team per race or $7.00 per individual. $130.00

max per school.  All entry fees are due by race day.


T-SHIRTS:                            Please Pre-order Meet T-shirts for $12. Limited amount of T-shirts are available on race day for $15.


CONCESSION STAND:     Water, sodas, Gatorade, Smoothies (made from very sweet

 locally grown strawberries), chips, fruit, and Limited Tri-Tip Sandwiches available!  Tri tip Sandwich meal includes sandwich, chips and drink for $6.50.

Please Pre-order Tri-Tip Sandwich meals for

 $6.50 & T-Shirts $12 and send in payment by

  Friday, 9/19/08!  Place Orders by Team only!



REGISTRATION:                 Register your team on by Monday

9/22/08.  Please send in your coaches sign up sheet to me by Friday 9/19/08.


LODGING:                            Best Western Casa Grande Inn, (805) 481- 7398

                                                E-Z 8 Motel,  (805) 481-4774

                                                Econo Lodge, (805) 489-9300

                                                Rose Garden Inn, (805) 773-1841

                                                Shelter Cove Lodge-Best Western, (805) 773-3511

                                                Spyglass Inn, (805) 773-4855



°    101 Fwy, north or south, exit on Grand Ave. in Arroyo Grande.  Go east through the Village of Arroyo Grande. 

°    At Hausna Rd. turn right . 

°    After approximately 2 mile Hausna Rd. becomes Lopez Dr.                         

°    Continue on Lopez Dr. about 4 miles to Biddle Park. 

°    The park will be on the right hand side of the road about a mile beyond Talley Vineyard.


Please fill out and send to:      Sean Ricketts                                                         

     Arroyo Grande High School

                                                     495 Valley Rd.

                                                     Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

                                                     Phone# (805) 748-2066


                                                     E-mail Sean Ricketts at




2008 Optimists Big Ditch XC Invitational

September 27, 2008


School Name ________________________________________     Boys, Girls, Both


School Address ______________________________________


School City, State and Zip _______________________________


School Enrollment (Total Students) ___________________


Coaches Name ________________________________


Coaches Cell Phone ____________________________


Coaches E-Mail ___________________________________


Athletic DirectorŇs Name _____________________________


Athletic DirectorŇs E-mail _____________________________


You can E-mail back to or send to Sean Ricketts

     Arroyo Grande High School

                                                     495 Valley Rd.

                                                     Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

                                                     Phone# (805) 748-2066


Team Information – Please Check Off

We plan on bringing


Teams:     BV______    GV ______    BJV______    GJV______ 


 Large School (Div. 1 & 2) _________   Small School (Div. 3, 4 & 5) ________

Give numbers of JV runners.  If the numbers warrant we may add another JV race to the schedule.   BJV_________                    GJV_________ 


Tri-Tip Sandwich Meals ($6.50 each): x ________ (# of meals) = $_________ 


T-Shirts :   Adult XS x _____   Adult Small x _____   Adult Medium x _____  

Adult  Large x ____  Adult XL x ____   Adult XXL x _____   = ______(total shirts)

T-Shirts ($12 each):  x ________ (total shirts) = $___________


(Please make checks payable to AGHS Cross Country)

You will receive an e-mail confirming your entry into the meet and Food/T-Shirt order.