Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Apalachee Regional Park's 2018 cross-country schedule--the tenth season of racing

2018 will be the tenth season for the Apalachee Regional Park Championship Cross-Country Course. Where did the time go?


It doesn't seem that long ago, but it was back in 2009 that Leon County Parks and Recreation first started developing a dedicated cross-country running facility at Apalachee Regional Park, east of Tallahassee, Florida. Things moved quickly after that, and on Saturday morning, 10 October 2009, the first meeting was held on the course--the 38th annual Florida State University Cross-Country Invitational. It was one of only three meets held at ARPXC during that inaugural season. Since then, the total has grown to 65 events. ARXPX has become the regular home of the Florida's high school state championship and the NJCAA Region 8 championship. The course has also played host to the NCAA Division 1 South Region Cross-Country Meet and the USATF National Cross-Country Championships. The NCAA Division 1 Cross-Country Championship is scheduled at Apalachee Regional Park in 2021.

2018 USATF XC Championships, senior men's 10K
2018 USATF Cross-Country Championships at ARPXC

2018 should be every bit as exciting as the previous nine seasons on the Apalachee Regional Park Championship Cross-Country Course. Here's what's slated.


30 AUGUST 2018 (Thursday)
  • Apalachee Regional Park Middle School Invitational. 6:00 PM ET middle school girls 3K / 6:30 PM ET middle school boys 3K. 2017 story. 2015 story. 2012 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Leon County middle schools only.
1 SEPTEMBER 2018 (Saturday)
  • 2nd annual Big Bend Cross-Country Invitational. 7:30 AM ET community 5K / 8:15 AM ET high school girls 5K / 9:00 AM ET high school boys 5K / 9:40 AM ET middle school girls 3K / 10:00 AM ET middle school boys 3K. 2017 story. Event web page. Event page on Facebook.
4 OCTOBER 2018 (Thursday)
  • Leon County Schools' Middle School Championship. 6:00 PM ET middle school girls 3K / 6:30 PM ET middle school boys 3K. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 girls story. 2011 boys story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook. Leon County middle schools only.
12 OCTOBER 2018 (Friday)
  • 47th annual Florida State University Cross-Country Invitational (Collegiate Classic). 7:40 AM ET college men 8K / 8:20 AM ET college women 5K / 5:00 PM ET middle school girls 3K / 5:30 PM ET middle school boys 3K / 6:00 PM ET high school boys junior varsity 5K / 6:30 PM ET high school girls junior varsity 5K. Apalachee Regional Park Championship Cross-Country Course, 7550 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. 2017 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. 1981 story. 1980 story. 1978 story. Event page on Facebook.
13 OCTOBER 2018 (Saturday)
  • 47th annual Florida State University Cross-Country Invitational (Pre-State). 7:40 AM ET boys high school Elite / 8:05 AM ET girls high school Elite / 8:35 AM ET boys high school Select / 9:00 AM ET girls high school Select / 9:30 AM ET boys high school Varsity A / 9:55 AM ET girls high school Varsity A / 10:25 AM ET boys high school Varsity B / 10:50 AM ET girls high school Varsity B. 2016 story. 2010 story. 2009 story. 1981 story. 1980 story. 1978 story. Event page on Facebook.
19 OCTOBER 2018 (Friday)
  • Tallahassee Community College Eagle Invitational. 5:00 PM ET women's 5K / 5:40 PM ET men's 8K. Event page on Facebook.
24 OCTOBER 2018 (Wednesday)
  • FHSAA 3A District 3 Cross-Country Championships. 4:00 PM ET high school girls 5K / 5:00 PM ET high school boys 5K. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. 2010 story. Event page on Facebook.
26 OCTOBER 2018 (Friday)
  • FCSAA / NJCAA Region 8 Cross-Country Championship. 8:00 AM ET men's 8K / 9:00 AM ET women's 5K. 2017 story. 2016 story. Event page on Facebook.
27 OCTOBER 2018 (Saturday)
3 NOVEMBER 2018 (Saturday)
  • USATF Florida Association Junior Olympic Cross-Country Championships. 9:00 AM ET 8 & Under Girls' 2K / 9:30 AM ET 8 & Under Boys' 2K / 10:00 AM ET 9-10 Girls' 3K / 10:30 AM ET 9-10 Boys' 3K / 11:00 AM ET 11-12 Girls' 3K / 11:30 AM ET 11-12 Boys' 3K / 12:00 PM ET 13-14 Girls' 4K / 12:40 PM ET 13-14 Boys' 4K / 1:20 PM ET 15-16 & 17-18 Girls' 5K / 1:50 PM ET 15-16 & 17-18 Boys' 5K. Event page on Facebook.
9 NOVEMBER 2018 (Friday)
  • NCAA-D1 South Region Cross-Country Championships. 9:00 AM ET Women's 6K / 10:00 AM ET Men's 10K. 2015 story. Event page on Facebook.
10 NOVEMBER 2018 (Saturday)
15 DECEMBER 2018 (Saturday)
  • Gulf Wind Track Club's 8th annual Tannenbaum Trail 6K Cross-Country Run and 2018 RRCA Florida State Cross-Country Championship.. 9:00 AM ET. 2017 story. 2016 story. 2015 story. 2014 story. 2013 story. 2012 story. 2011 story. Event page on Facebook.
2 FEBRUARY 2019 (Saturday)
  • USATF Cross-Country Championships. 8:00 AM ET Community 5K / 9:00 AM ET Masters Women 6K / 9:45 AM ET Masters Men 8K / 10:45 AM ET Junior Women 6K / 11:20 AM ET Junior Men 8K / 12:05 PM ET Senior Women 10K / 12:55 PM ET Senior Men 10K. Event page on Facebook.

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