words // Adam Arthur
Ready to compete against the best cross-country runners in the nation? Nike Cross Nationals is your opportunity.
Started in 2004, Nike Cross Nationals consists of eight regional qualifying events (NXR) and a national final (NXN). Any runner who competes for his or her high school should be eligible to compete at a regional event, as part of a club or as an individual racer. Each regional event has a championship race that qualifies runners for NXN. The national final is held in Portland, OR, with a chance to compete for the coveted Winged Goddess of Victory statue.
With many of the regional races celebrating their 10th anniversary, each event looks to be extremely fun, competitive, and unique. From the courses to pre- and post-race events, which could include a freshman/sophomore race, community race, pre-race dinner, dance party, or professional athlete guest speakers, each event is sure to be packed with fun, athletic activities.
Eastbay has been a proud sponsor of NXR and NXN since 2006.
Ready to register for a regional event? View the 2013 Nike Cross Nationals schedule listed below. Then, check out runnerspace.com for more info, including eligibility and entry information. Don’t forget to check our blog weekly, as we’ll be bringing you an in-depth look at each NXR event.
2013 Nike Cross Nationals Event Schedule:
Heartland Regional – Sioux Falls, SD (11.10.2013)
States included: IA, KS,MN, NE, ND, SD, and WI.
Northwest Regional – Boise, ID (11.16.2013)
States included: WY, WA, ID, OR, MT, AK, and HI.
Midwest Regional – Terre Haute, IN (11.17.2013)
States included: IN, IL, OH,MI, and MO.
Southwest Regional – Mesa, AZ (11.23.2013)
States included: CO, UT, NM, AZ, and NV.
South Regional – The Woodlands, TX (11.23.2013)
States included: AR, LA, OK, TX, and MS.
Southeast Regional – Cary, NC (11.30.2013)
States included: DE, MD, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, TN, KY, WV, and DC.
Northeast Regional – Wappinger Falls, NY (11.30.2013)
States included: NJ, PA, CT, MA, VT, RI, NH, and ME.
New York Regional – Wappinger Falls, NY (11.30.2013)
States included: NY.
National Final – Portland, OR (12.07.2013)