Great American Cross Country Festival 2013

Cary, NC

Meet Information

Entry Information

Note: All Varsity high school teams should enter the "Varsity" category. Teams will be assigned to the Race of Champions, Seeded Invitational, Red and White races according to their level of ability.

High School Teams (7 runners maximum per team) and Individuals

Varsity, Junior Varsity Teams - $135.00 per team, male or female
Individuals $40.00 per individual
Team Bulk Fee $350.00 unlimited entry
Entry Deadlines for High School Teams, High School Individuals and HBCU Teams

September 25, 2013 (normal deadline) - no late fee assessed
Entries after September 25, 2013 will be assessed a $30.00 per individual late fee or $40.00 per team late fee (for a total of $70.00 per individual and $175.00 per team).

September 29, 2013 (absolute deadline) - no further entries after this date (because all schools must be submitted to the National High School Federation for sanctioning reasons one month prior to event).

September 29, 2013 - Roster submission deadline date.

Schedule Of Events

Saturday, October 5, 2013

1 Raleigh GSA Invitational Boys, Red 5K 8:00am
2 Raleigh GSA Invitational Girls, Red 5K 8:20am
3 Primo Water Invitational Boys, Blue 5K 8:45pm
4 Primo Water Invitational Girls, Blue 5K 9:05pm
5 Robert Shumake HBCU Challenge - Men 8K 9:30am
6 Robert Shumake HBCU Challenge - Women 5K 10:05am
Opening Ceremonies 10:30am
7 New Balance Race of Champions, Boys 5K 10:40am
8 New Balance Race of Champions, Girls 5K 11:00am
11 Town of Cary Invitational Boys, Seeded 5K 11:25am
12 Town of Cary Invitational Girls, Seeded 5K 11:45am
13 Chick-fil-A @ Townridge Square JV Boys 5K 12:10pm
14 Chick-fil-A @ University Commons JV Girls 5K 12:30pm
15 Impact Orthopaedics JV II Boys 5K 12:55pm
16 Impact Orthopaedics JV II Girls 5K 1:15pm
17 Impact Orthopaedics JV III Boy 5K 1:40pm
END 2:00pm

*Note: American Independent Schools Challenge Races for 2013 have been cancelled.

Frequently Asked Questions


How much is admission?
Admission is ... FREE. Parking is $10.00 (free to competing teams and individuals).

Coaches Passes

Do coaches who are accompanying entered athletes receive coaches passes?
No. Admission is free for everyone, and coaches will not need passes.

Course Practice Times

Will athletes be able to run the course prior to the Races?
The course will be open until 6:00pm on Friday for course inspection.


September 25 - High School Entries (normal deadline)

September 29 - High School Entries closed (late entry deadline)

September 29 - Collegiate Entries normal deadline

Payment deadline. All payments MUST be received on or before September 29 for high schools. Teams failing to pay entry fees by the due date may be dropped from the festival and replaced by other teams.

September 29 -
Roster Submission Deadline. All team rosters MUST be updated by this time. Teams failing to update rosters by the deadline date may be dropped from the festival and replaced by other teams.
Collegiate Entries closed (late entry deadline)

Logging into the website

How do I login to the website?
To login to the website, visit ( Click on "Register for meet".

Packet Pickup

When and where is Packet Pickup (Registration)?
Friday, October 5, 2013, 1:00pm-5:00pm at Wake Med Soccer Park
Saturday, October 6, 2013, 6:30am-2:00pm at Wake Med Soccer Park


How much is parking?
Parking at the is $10.00 per car for non-competitors. Parking passes for teams and registered individuals will be in packets at Packet Pickup. Parking passes will be available for purchase at Registration Friday, and at the entry to Wake Med Soccer Park on Saturday.


My password isn't working, how can I login to the system to view my team's status?
If you have misplaced or forgotten your password, you may request that your password be e-mailed to you by visiting the website ( and clicking on "Register for meet" and then clicking on "Forgot?", which is located to the right of the Password field.


Is the event sanctioned?
The high school portion of the event is sanctioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFSHSAA). Certain states, due to various rules, do not sanction the event and schools from those states will not be participating. To see the list of states for whom the Great American Cross Country Festival is sanctioned, go to their web site ( and follow the links to sanctioned events. For the open and collegiate portion, the meet is sanctioned by USATF.


When will I find out which race I am in?
Seeding takes place by mid-September and all races will be posted online soon thereafter.

Updating Team Rosters

How do I update my team's roster?
Coaches may update their rosters at anytime until September 29 at 11:00am by logging into the Great American website ( Clicking on "Register for meet" and once you are logged in, you may click on "Edit Runner Information" to change or update runner names.



Registration Questions

Rules and Sanction

State Sanctions

If your school is eligible to run in its states primary state cross country championship, it is eligible to run in the Great American Cross Country Festival. For members of the NCISAA (North Carolina Independent Schools), they are now allowed to compete with members of the NCHSAA (North Carolina Public Schools) without penalty.

State sanctions have been applied for, through the National Federation of State High School Associations, for the following states:

District of Columbia
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Rhode Island
South Carolina
West Virginia