Friday Night Lights XC Festival

Kernersville, NC

Meet Information

Online Registration Instructions

Payment must be received before your team can enter via password.

Friday Night Lights @ Ivey M Redmon Park (NCHSAA State Meet Course)

Friday, September 6th 2019

Sponsored By: JDL Fast Track - Camel City Track Foundation

Hosted By - Mount Tabor High School

Tired of the same old 5ks? How about a Saturday morning free for a long run or time with your family? Friday Night Lights is a festival and celebration of distance running for all teams and abilities. This meet will start in the evening and finish under the lights for the Invitational & Championship races. Professional sound, DJ, vendors, food trucks and a real fireworks show by the Town of Kernersville will wrap up this evening of racing!

Entry Costs:
$200 per school for 41 or more athletes(combined genders) with payment mailed postmarked by July 1st.
Schools entering 40 or less athletes (combined genders) will be $150 per school if payment mailed by July 1st.

All schools mailing payment postmarked on July, 1st or later is $200 if space is available.

Individuals may enter for $20 and can be paid on site.No unattached runners or club teams are permitted.

High School teams ONLY. Meet is sanctioned for border states with teams from VA, SC, & TN & GA.

A max of 76 teams will be allowed into the 2019 edition of Friday Night Lights XC Festival on a first paid first entered format.

Payment: Checks should be made payable to: Mount Tabor High School.

After payment is received you will receive a password to enter the meet.
Payments postmarked on or after July 1st 2019 will automatically be charged $200 per school. 

Payment Address:

Mount Tabor High School

C/O Patrick Cromwell

342 Petree Rd

Winston Salem, NC 27106

Time Schedule

4:30 pm Park Opens

6:00 pm Developmental
- GIRLS 2 Mile
Race Clocks stops at 20 min - (Unlimited Entries)

6:20 pm Developmental - BOYS 2 Mile - Race Clocks stops at 20 min - (Unlimited Entries)

6:40 pm JV Girls 5k (Up to 10 athletes)

7:10 pm JV Boys 5k (Up to 10 athletes)

Lights Come On! -
Varsity Races Begin

7:40 pm Invitational Girls Race (Up to 10 runners)

8:10 pm Invitational Boys Race (Up to 10 runners)

8:40 pm Championship Girls Race (Up to 10 runners)

9:10 pm Championship Boys Race (Up to 10 runners)

9:40 pm Fireworks (by the Town of Kernersville)

10:00 pm Park Closed. Safe Travels!

Meet may run up to 5 minutes ahead of schedule. Report to starting line no later than 15 min

prior to listed start time!

TIMING: Professional "chip" timing

done by Rhodes Race Timing.

(Coaches' responsibility to collect chips post-race and return)

COURSE:5km at the

Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville,


LIGHTING: There will

be lights throughout the course
. Sunset is 7:38 pm.


ADMISSION Fee: All Spectators $7.Ages 5 & under Free.

(Only NCHSAA Coaches passes honored for free admission)

AWARDS:(Pick Up @ DJ tent once results are final and posted online)

Top 10 athletes will be awarded medals.
The Top 2 Teams in all races will beawarded team trophies with the exception of the developmental races.

RESULTS: Will be available

online throughout the evening at

Please pull bus into lower lot to unload team

and equipment by the softball fields. You will unload your team equipment once

parked. Overflow for bus parking (if needed) will be in the lowest lot near the soccer fields like they do at the NCHSAA XC State Championship.

Teams can access the team camp

area by walking between the softball fields and toward the finish line.

TEAM CAMPS:Team tent area will be adjacent to the finish

line area in a newly fenced off area, NOT

at the softball fields.An Overflow tent area will be outside this fencing in the last section of the parking lot

closest to course at the Mile mark. Do NOT put tents within 20 feet of the finish line straightaway fence.Please leave room for spectators.


Concessions (PDQ Restaurant, Zeko's

Catering, and Kona Ice) will be available in the parking area adjacent to the

port-a-johns.There will be four food trucks in all.These vendors will also serve

refreshments. Water will also be provided to all athletes by Primo.

Teams should also bring their own water coolers for their squad.

REGISTRATION:Please pick up your packet at the Mount Tabor

navy blue tent near finish line labeled packet pick up.Your race numbers (bibs), shoe timing chips,

pins, trash bag, instructions for the chips, receipt, and a course map will be

inside.You must put on your athlete and

coach wristbands before entering the team area.

NOTE:You, as the coach, are ultimately responsible for the timing chips.Make sure they are properly fastened into the athletes' shoe laces and returned by you all at once.There will be

instructions inside your packet.The Coach should collect all chips and return in the Ziploc bag after your last

race.The coach and school will be financially responsible for any lost chips.


T-SHIRTS: A "Friday Night Lights" technical shirt will

be available for purchase for $20 at

the JDL Fast Track Tent. Only 500 will

be available and they always sell out!

A portion of these shirt sales go to the JDL/Camel City Track Foundation

that provides opportunities to underserved groups in the area and free use of

their facility.

RULES:ALL NCHSAA RULES WILL BE FOLLOWED.Follow them and please follow instructions

from the starter, course marshals, parking attendants, finish line officials, and

everyone else volunteering their time to help pull off this event.

Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex - 808 Beeson Rd Kernersville, NC

From Winston-Salem

Take I-40 East to exit 203, Hwy 66. Take a left on to Hwy 66. At Shields Rd. take a left. Continue to Beeson Rd, take a left on to Beeson Rd. Fields will be on your right.

From Charlotte

Take I-85 North to I-85 Business North/US 52N towards Lexington/Winston Salem. Continue on US 52N. Take the exit onto I-40 E/US-311 S toward Greensboro/High Point. Take exit 203 for N Carolina 66 toward Kernersville. Take a left on to Hwy 66. At Shields Rd. take a left. Go left on Beeson Rd. Fields will be on the right.

From Raleigh

Take I-40 West to exit 203 for N Carolina 66 toward Kernersville. Go right on to Hwy 66. At Shields Rd. go left. Take a left on to Beeson Rd. The fields will be on your right.

For additional meet info contact: Patrick Cromwell at