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We are grateful to everyone who contributed to the success of the 2016 E. J. Herrmann. Please consider participating in the 75th Diamond Celebration of the E. J. Herrmann Invitational on September 30, 2017.

Recently Updated for 2017

The E. J. Herrmann Scholarships
2017 Honorees
2016-2017 E.J. Herrmann Scholarships Awarded
Schools Committed to Run 2017

Additional Invitationals

The following schools, committed to run in the Herrmann, also host their own invitationals. We will provide pertinent information for invitationals hosted by schools that commit to participate in the Herrmann as soon as an online entry form is received.

September 9, 2017, Dave "Flash" Forbes Invitational
September 16, 2017, Fort Plain Invitational
September 16, 2017, New Hartford Invitational
September 23, 2017, The 45th Galway Invy at Bob's Trees
September 23, 2017, Bville XC Invite
October 4, 2017, Delhi Jack Gariepy Invitational
October 7, 2017, 23rd West Seneca Invitational
October 7, 2017, Conwicke-Stock Invitational
October 7, 2017, Whitesboro Invitational
October 7, 2017, Beaver River Invitational
October 7, 2017, Tartan XC Invitational
October 28, 2017, John Bernard Adirondack Invitational

Help Us Improve

The directors and race committee are always looking for suggestions to improve the quality of the E. J. Herrmann Interscholastic Cross-Country Invitational.

Runners, coaches, and spectators are encouraged to send their ideas to us by email at


The membership of the East Utica Optimist Club graciously extends a heartfelt appreciation to our generous sponsors for their assistance. Our sponsors ensure that the tradition of competitive interscholastic running provided by the E. J. Herrmann Invitational continues.

The Boilermaker Northern Safety City of Utica
Utica City School District Oneida COunty Oneida County STOP-DWI Program
Cavo Builders' Supplies PJ Green JPJ Electronic Communications, Inc.
Adirondack Bank DDS Motor Sports Branjen Realty Holdings LLC
A.J. Sanfilippo's Marr-Logg Restaurant STEET TOYOTA SCION
Leigh Baldwin and Co., Investment Brokers Rosario's Pizzeria Radisson Hotel-Utica Centre
Pizza Classic CH Insurance Brokerage, Inc O'Scugnizzo's Pizzeria
The Alfred Pharmacy NBT Bank GPO Federal Credit Union
Lions Club of Deerfield