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Thursday, August 29th, 2024
Trumbull County Fairgrounds

Registration will open on MileSplit on August 1st for the 2024 Oscar Grant Maplewood Invitational!

Link to Oscar Grant Team and Individual Champions from 1994 to Present

  The 31st Annual Oscar Grant - Maplewood Cross Country Invitational

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To honor Oscar Grant, we have renamed the Maplewood Cross Country Invitational "The Oscar Grant Maplewood Invitational". Oscar started the track and cross country programs at Maplewood High School in 1959 when the Greene, Mecca and Johnston Schools consolidated to form Maplewood High School. He coached the sports with much success from 1959 through his retirement in 1986. He continued his work in the sport as an official for many years. Born in 1924, Oscar is veteran of World War II. He has brought much recognition to Maplewood Schools and Maplewood Athletes and is more than deserving of the meet being name in his honor. Mr. Grant passed away shortly after the 2014 invitational on September 10th, 2014.

Date and Location

Thursday, August 29th, 2024 - The meet will be held at Trumbull County Fairgrounds - 4181 Hoagland Blackstub Rd. Cortland, OH.  There will be a $5 parking fee per non-team vehicle that will be charged in accordance with fairground policy.


·      Rosters must be submitted by 9:00 PM on Monday, August 26th. Rosters are to be submitted on MileSplit.

  • Four races are held - middle school boys, middle school girls, high school boys and high school girls. 
  • You must have a minimum of 5 runners finish a race to be eligible for team scoring. The first 5 finishers for a team will be scorers, the following 2 will displace, but not score.


High schools will pay the lesser of $70 per team or $10 per individual. Middle schools pay the lesser of $50 per team or $8 per individual. A maximum entry fee of $200 will be collected from any school, regardless of number of individual or team entries. Checks should be made payable to: Maplewood Running Rockets and mailed to - Maplewood Running Rockets - Maplewood HS - 2414 Greenville Road - Cortland, OH 44410. 


3:30 - Fairground gates open for packet pickup and course inspection

4:30 - Middle School Boys Race - 2 miles

5:00 - Middle School Girls Race - 2 miles

5:30 - High School Boys Race - 5K

6:00 - High School Girls Race - 5K

Vital Information

Meet Rules

      1.    Each runner must wear the assigned chip number during the race on their shoe.
2.     Chips must be returned to the stage by the coach at the end of the meet 

Points of Interest

·         Clocks will be provided at each mile mark for each race.

·         Invitational T-shirts will be sold at the registration area.

·         Results and meet photos will be available on MileSplit

Previous Invitationals

Results for previous Maplewood Invitational and other years are available on the
results page

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