40th Annual Charles Bowles Invitational

Meet Information Packet Entries

October 4, 2014

PLEASE NOTE: On Friday October 3, due to a football game, the finish area of the course will only be accessible until 5 p.m.. At this time, the finish line, track, and stadium will be unavailable to teams and individuals.


McCulloch Stadium and Bush Park


Grass, bark chips, track, blacktop, cement and graveled paths. Flats are recommended.

Race Times

  • 9:30 am – Men’s Cardinal 8k (NCAA: DI, DII, DIII)
  • 10:20 am – Women’s Cardinal 5k (NCAA: DI, DII, DIII)
  • 11:00 am – Men’s Gold 8k (NAIA, JC, Club, Unattached)
  • 11:50 am – Women’s Gold 5k (NAIA, JC, Club, Unattached)
  • To keep on the race schedule and allow time for results to be processed, the clock for men's races will stop at 40:00 and women's races will stop at 24:00. Finishers after these times will not be in the results.

Entry Information

  • All competitors must be college age or older. No high school athletes.
  • ALL entries must be submitted on Direct Athletics by Monday, September 29 at 12 p.m. 
  • Collegiate Team Entry

Entry Fees


  • $250 per gender (5 to 12 athletes).
  • $400 for teams entering both Men & Women. 
  • Additional athletes (beyond 12) from a school/club may run in the same race as their team for a fee of $10 per entered athlete.
  • Late collegiate entries will be considered for acceptance with the payment of a late fee. 
  • Checks can be made payable to ‘Willamette University’


  • Individuals not on an entered college team will compete in the Gold race for a fee of $30 each. 
  • All individuals NOT on a college team must pay online BEFORE the entry deadline. 
  • There will be no refunds for any reason. 
  • No late individual entries will be accepted.


Email scratches to meet-info@willamette.edu  as soon as you know them


The City of Salem has asked that team buses not park in the southeast lot. They have also asked that buses avoid the small side streets south of the park. Buses can park in the Mission Street lot or along High Street. They can also park on campus in the Sparks parking lot.

Dressing Facilities

Locker rooms are available for teams at the Sparks Center on Willamette’s main campus (2 blocks away). Prior arrangements must be made to use the locker rooms. Stadium locker room is off limits.

Training Room

Trainers will be available at McCulloch Stadium 90 minutes prior to the start of events.


Awards will be given to the top 10 finishers and to the winning team in each race.


Results will be posted on the back wall of the stadium as they become available. Live Results will be available online. 

As a courtesy the cardinal races will also be score separately as NCAA DI, DII and DIII. The Gold Races will also be scored separately as NAIA and JC.

Contact Information

If you have questions about this years Charles Bowles Invitational, they can be directed to meet-info@willamette.edu.

Course Maps

5k Course Map

Men's 8k Course Map