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2016 adidas Cross Country Challenge

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2016 DATES

College Events

Friday, September 16th

High School Events

Saturday, September 17th

The 2016 adidas Cross Country Challenge will mark the 23rd annual edition of the cross country meet, which returns to the WakeMed Soccer park located in Cary, NC again this year. One of the largest cross country meets held in North Carolina, the adidas Cross Country Challenge looks to showcase the top North Carolina teams, along with some top ranked out-of-state teams, in one of the premier early season meets in the southeast.

  • Congrats to Cardinal Gibbons on winning the program Champion Cup again this year!

  • ***               Please Note: There is a $10.00 charge for parking at the facility.***

Message from Meet Management:

Welcome to the 2016 adidas Cross Country Challenge! On behalf of adidas and meet management we would like to thank all the teams and their athletes for attending this year’s event. This event represents an early season test of the long weeks of summer training that have laid the foundation for the challenging cross country season that lies ahead. We hope that this event provides a fun race setting that also serves the athletes in preparation for the latter portion of the season.The 2015 edition of the event marked the 5th year of the new edition of this long standing event in the Raleigh area. With the championship cup award being added to the meet, the top boys and girls program coming from the championship race is recognized with this unique trophy cup that will remain with the team for until the following year. In 2015, the Championship Cup was awarded to Cardinal Gibbons High School (Raleigh, NC) who successfully became a two-time program champion. The only question that remains for 2016, is there a boy’s and girl’s team that will challenge the reigning champions?

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2016 adidas Cross Country Challenge on September 16th and 17th.

A special thanks is given to adidas for their support of this event and the sport of running.


Meet Management