The most comprehensive, step-by-step guide for organizing a high school cross country meet ever published. Written by a coach with 40 years of experience in directing cross country meets at the high school, college, and national levels. Starts with choosing your date, selecting the format and schedule of events, confirming certified officials, and creating a meet budget. Continues with the meet management volunteers and event officials you will need, their job descriptions, and how to recruit and train them and your meet announcers and concludes with preparing your venue for competition and spectator viewing, being ready to deal with a medical or weather emergency, and promoting your meet to the local media. Includes an extensive Appendix with a sample schedule of events, meet budget and financial summary, crew instructions, venue set-up checklist, operations assignments sheet, pre-meet correspondence with officials and volunteers, event materials checklist, and pre-meet 'Things to Do' lists 90, 60, 30, and 7 days before your meet, and the day prior to it. Also includes a lengthy Resource Guide for high school cross country meet directors with lists of regional and national on-line entry services, automatic timing services, and equipment suppliers.