Hokum Karem Relays

Whitney Young Hokum Karem Relays

Saturday, August 27th 2016





Format: Hokum Karem style cross country races were begun by legendary Wabash College coach Owen Huntsman in 1961 and are now commonplace high school and college cross country competitions across the country. Hokum Karems are designed to provide runners with early season competition in a fun style relay format, with each 2-person team running multiple legs.

Each School gets 5 pairs of runners. Each runner will run three alternating one mile loops for a total of six miles. Total time will be recorded. Teams will be scored based upon the total placing of their top three finishing pairs. Girls will run with girls and boys will run with boys. Larger Schools can enter B Teams to allow participation for an additional 5 pairs of runners. B teams must be declared prior to the start of the meet, and if possible, have different uniforms to declare B teams. The relay format will be followed by a two mile co-ed open race.


Teams:  Bremen, Curie, Chicago Bulls, DePaul Prep, Francis Parker, Hubbard, Lake View, Latin, Lincoln Way Central, Lincoln Way West, Lindblom, Little Village, Loyola(G), Muchin, Nobel Street, North Shore, Ogden, Payton(B), Pritziker, Rauner College Prep, Rickover, Rolling Meadows, Schurz, Stienmetz, Von Stuben, Whitney Young


Schedule:        8:00 AM            Course Open- packet pickup

                        8:20 AM            Elementary Girls 1 Mile

                        8:40 AM            Elementary Boys 1 Mile

                        8:45 AM            Coaches Meeting

                        9:00 AM            Girls Hokum Karem Relays

                        10:00 AM          Boys Hokum Karem Relays

                        11:00 AM          Co-Ed Two mile open

                        11:45 AM          Awards

Awards: The top ten finishing pairs of runners in each of the relay races will receive awards. The top two teams will receive team trophies.


Timing: All races will be chip timed. 2nd runner of each relay must wear the chip. All chips must be returned before leaving the meet. The is a $30 fee for each unreturned chip.


Course: Riis Park is a one mile loop, with one big hill. The course will be well marked and run over paths.  See below for course map.


Registration: You must register all your runners on athletic.net. Registration must be complete on athletic.net by Wednesday, August 24th, by 3:30 PM. Please notify us if you plan on running a B team. Please enter all athletes that might run.


Bathrooms: Port a potties will be available, as well as Park District bathrooms

Team Camps: Please place all team camps near the tennis courts.