Foot Locker championship coming to Northeast

Top high school cross country runners from more than 10 states will compete in the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) Northeast Regional on Nov. 30 in hopes of becoming a national finalist.

Entering its 35th year, the Foot Locker Cross Country Championship is the longest running cross country race in the nation, comprised of four regional 5K races across the country.

The Midwest (Kenosha, Wis.) and South (Charlotte, N.C.) regional races will also be held on Nov. 30. The West Regional (Walnut, Calif.) race will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7. More than 10,000 of the nation’s leading high school runners are expected to compete in the regional meets.

The top ten finishers from each seeded regional race qualify for the Foot Locker Cross Country National Finals (Dec. 14 in San Diego, Calif.) and will join the likes of Olympian Ryan Hall and American record-holder, Alan Webb.

The Northeast Region, consisting of athletes from Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, D.C. and U.S. Overseas Military Installations, will race along the 5,000-meter mixed terrain course at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park on Saturday, Nov. 30.

The race, however, will not be limited to high school athletes. All non-high school runners are encouraged to participate in the open race. Runners can register online at

Each entrant will receive a complimentary T-shirt.

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