words // Adam Arthur
Ready to compete against the best cross-country runners in the nation? Nike Cross Nationals is your opportunity.
The 2013 Nike Cross Regional (NXR) events kick off in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on 11/10/2013. The Heartland Regional lets high school cross-country runners from the north central states (IA, KS, MN, NE, ND, SD, and WI) face off for a chance to race at this year’s National Final (NXN), held in Portland, Oregon on 12/07/2013.
Heartland Regional takes place at Yankton Trails Park, where the typical temperature in November ranges from 25 to 45 degrees F. There’s always a chance for windy or wet (rain or snow) conditions, but with warm spirits and a competitive mindset, boys and girls running in the championship races don’t let the weather slow them down.
All the fun begins on Saturday 11/09/2013 with runners picking up their packets and later attending a pre-meet pasta party. On race day, races will be taking place – balancing the competitive feel with some community fun.
Eastbay has been a proud sponsor of NXR and NXN since 2006.
Ready to register for the Heartland Regional? Check out runnerspace.com/nxn for more info, including eligibility and entry information. If your state is not represented at the Heartland Regional, view the Nike Cross Nationals schedule listed below to see which regional event you can participate in. And 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: AK, HI, ID, MT, OR, WA, and WY.
Midwest Regional – Terre Haute, IN (11.17.2013)
States included: IN, IL, MI, MO, and OH.
Southwest Regional – Mesa, AZ (11.23.2013)
States included: AZ, CO, NM, NV, and UT.
South Regional – The Woodlands, TX (11.23.2013)
States included: AR, LA, MS, OK, and TX.
Southeast Regional – Cary, NC (11.30.2013)
States included: AL, DC, DE, FL, GA, KY, MD, NC, SC, TN, VA, and WV.
Northeast Regional – Wappingers Falls, NY (11.30.2013)
States included: CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, PA, RI, and VT.
New York Regional – Wappingers Falls, NY (11.30.2013)
States included: NY.
National Final – Portland, OR (12.07.2013)