E. J. Herrmann Cross Country Invitational
2018 E. J. Herrmann Invitational logo. "Perseverance and Pride"


We are grateful to everyone who contributed to the success of the 2017 E. J. Herrmann. Please consider participating in the 76th E. J. Herrmann Invitational on September 29, 2018.


The entry deadline for the Herrmann is 7:59 PM, Sunday, 23 September 2018. Please submit your online commitment form as soon as possible. Additionally, enter the names of your athletes at Mile Split NY when your school’s cross-country rosters are finalized. For details and links, see our Entering the Meet page.

Teams will be assigned to events on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 and will be posted on the Event Assignments page.


The East Utica Optimist Club in concurrence with the Race Committee and Meet Directors of the 76th E. J. Herrmann Interscholastic Cross-Country Invitational are delighted to honor Mr. Steven Philpotts as the 2018 Meet Honoree.

See who's coming! Coaches have already started committing their teams to run The Herrmann. Keep an eye on our Schools Committed page to see who's coming.

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 8, Dave "Flash" Forbes Invitational
September 15, 24th West Seneca Cross Country Invitational
September 15, Fort Plain Invitational
September 15, New Hartford Invitational
September 15, Queensbury-Adirondack Invitational Classic
September 22, Baldwinsville Invitational
September 22, Tartan XC Invitational
October 6, Beaver River Invitational
October 6, Kiwanis Glover Invitational
October 6, Whitesboro Invitational
October 13, Bill Coughlin Invitational
October 27, John Bernard Adirondack Invitational

Please patronize our sponsors

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.

Sponsored by the East Utica Optimist Club

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