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) third nationals-qualifying event is in Terre Haute, Indiana on 11/17/2013. The Midwest Regional lets high school cross-country runners from Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and Missouri face off for a chance to race at this year’s National Final, held in Portland, OR on 12/07/2013.
Midwest Regional takes place at LaVern Gibson Championship XC Course, a challenging NCAA cross-country course. The layout is very spectator friendly, allowing athletes’ friends and family to closely follow the action. Weather is typical for fall in Indiana – average temperatures range from 30º to 50º and rain or snow showers are certainly possible.
Pre-race activities get underway early in the afternoon on Saturday 11/16. Runners have the opportunity to check out the course and later can attend a free pasta dinner. Before runners get a good night’s sleep, they can stay entertained with a live dj, ping pong, WII videogames, and an ice cream social.
The sunrise brings race day. The morning starts off with a community race and a free kids race. After the boys’ and girls’ open race, the girls and boys championship races takes place.
Eastbay has been a proud sponsor of NXR and NXN since 2006.
Ready to register for the Midwest Regional? Check out runnerspace.com/nxn for more info, including eligibility and entry information. If your state is not represented at the Midwest 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)