Menard Open

Alexandria, LA

Meet Information


Name: Wally Smith

Phone: 3184468887

Fax: 3184488170

Meet Notes:

Dear Coach: Hope you can join us this year for the Menard Open Cross Country races! The meet will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. In 2014, the old Cenla Champs race was renamed the Menard Open, and is now open to all Louisiana schools. Over the past four years the Menard Open has had over 40 schools participate each year! We hope the turn out this year will be even greater!

The time schedule for the meet is as follows:

3:00 PM -- Junior Varsity Girls (2 Miles)

3:30 PM -- Junior Varsity Boys (2 miles)

4:00 PM -- Varsity Girls (3 Miles)

4:45 PM -- Varsity Boys (3 Miles)

5:15 PM -- Awards

The races will be held at the Fort Buhlow Recreation Area at the Pineville Municipal Airport behind Lake Buhlow.

The entry fee is $50.00 per school.

Awards include Champion and Runner-up trophies for boys and girls varsity races; medals for the top five boys and girls in each of the varsity races; and t-shirts for the top fifteen in the varsity races and top ten in the junior varsity races.

Please send your entry fee to:



4603 Coliseum Blvd

Alexandria, LA 71303

Only advanced registrations will be accepted. No race day registration is allowed. Coaches must register their rosters (Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys) through Direct Athletics by Monday, 5 PM, September 18, 2017.

Results will printed and posted within 30 minutes of each varsity race. Final results will be available at the Direct Athletics and LA Running web sites.

Any non-registered runners must run in the JV race. The JV race will not be tabulated. Unlimited entries in each race are allowed. All registration is done by Direct Athletics.

Race registrations will NOT be accepted by fax, phone calls, stamped mail, or on race day.

Please mail your check of $50 per school, payable to Holy Savior Menard.

A portion of both the 2 and 3 mile courses are in the woods on an asphalt trail. Spikes may not be appropriate.