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 Regionals (NXR) nationals-qualifying events head to Cary, North Carolina on 11/30/2013. The Southeast Regional lets high school cross-country runners from Alabama, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia race for a chance to compete at this year’s National Final, held in Portland, OR on 12/07/2013.
The Southeast Regional takes place at WakeMed Soccer Park. The course is tucked in the woods surrounding the soccer fields and offers a challenging and scenic race. Temperatures in November can range from low 30s to high 50s, so runners can expect cool and possibly wet conditions.
The night before the race, runners can attend a pasta dinner to enjoy the food and have some fun. The next morning, the focus is back on the races. Boys’ and girls’ freshman/sophomore races start the event, followed by open races and a 5K community race. Then, all eyes are on the elite high school boys and girls as they run the championship races.
Eastbay has been a proud sponsor of NXR and NXN since 2006.
Ready to register for the Southeast Regional? Check out runnerspace.com/nxn for more info, including eligibility and entry information. If your state is not represented at the Southeast 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 and the National Final.
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)