Friday Night Lights 2016

Kernersville, NC
Hosted by Mount Tabor
Timing/Results Rhodes Race Timing

Meet Information

Friday Night Lights @ Ivey M Redmon Park
(NCHSAA State Meet Course)
Friday September 9th, 2016
Sponsored 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 ages and groups. This meet will start in the evening and finish under the lights for the Invitational & Championship races. Professional sound and vendors like Fleet Feet Sports and New Balance Technical shirts for sale will make this meet special. Food Trucks and a real fireworks show by the Town of Kernersville will wrap up this evening of racing!

Time Schedule

4:45 pm Park Opens
6:20 pm JV Girls (unlimited entries)
7:00 pm JV Boys (unlimited entries)
7:35 pm Invitational Women's Race
(Smaller Schools or B Teams of up to 10 runners)
8:05 pm Invitational Men's Race
(Smaller Schools or B Teams of up to 10 runners)
8:35 pm Championship Women's Race (Up to 10 runners)
9:05 pm Championship Mens Race (Up to 10 runners)
9:35 pm Fireworks (by the Town of Kernersville)
10:00 pm Park Closed. Safe Travels!

Entry Costs: Entry fee is $20 per individual, or
$150 per school. Checks should be made payable to:
Mount Tabor High School.

Payments postmarked after the week of AUGUST 1st 2016 will be $200 per school.

Payment Address:
Mount Tabor High School
C/O Patrick Cromwell
342 Petree Rd
Winston Salem, NC 27106

TIMING: Professional timing done by Rhodes Race Timing. Results available at

TEAM ENTRY: The entry process is open now at and must be completed by Tuesday, September 6th by 11:59PM. Go to and click on the "CALENDAR" link. Scroll down to FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS and click the "ONLINE ENTRY" button.

Individual Entry: High School Individuals may enter the Invitational or Championship races, provided they are a member of their high school team and run in school uniform with coach or designee present. Their high school coach must enter them online. Individual entry is $20 and payable at packet pick up.

Race Assignments: Race assignments will be made by meet management. Coaches can request of course. Ultimately, we have to spread the number of teams across the events to accommodate all squads. Some large schools by request may run a B-TEAM in the Invitational Race if you have a very deep Varsity squad. All Teams must be a member of their public or private high school athletic association.

COURSE: 5km at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville, NC.

LIGHTING: The course will be lighted throughout. Split Clocks will be available at the Mile, and 2 Mile marks. Sunset is at 7:13 pm on 9/9/16


ADMISSION: All Spectators will be charged $5 for entry or post event fireworks. Ages 12 & under Free

Top 10 individuals in Championship & Invitational Divisions (Medals)
Top 10 in JV/Developmental Division (Medals)
The Top 2 Teams in all races will be awarded plaques, including JV Races.

RESULTS: Available after each race at and will be posted online at

BUS PARKING: Please pull bus into small lot next to finish line to unload team and equipment. After unloading ALL BUSES must park at the lower lot next to soccer fields.

TEAM CAMPS: Tent area will be adjacent to the finish line area in a newly fenced off area, NOT at the baseball fields.

CONCESSIONS: Concessions will be available in the team camp area. PDQ Restaurant will be on site serving chicken sandwiches, tenders, grilled chicken salad, and side items along with tea, water, and lemonade. Sandwich or tenders with chips and a drink will be sold for $7. Kona Ice will also have a truck serving slushies and refreshments. Teams should bring their own water. Water will of course be available for all runners after they exit the chute.

REGISTRATION: Please pick up your packet at the Mount Tabor navy blue tent near finish labeled registration. Your race numbers, pins, trash bag, and course map will be inside. A camera will be used for F.A.T. timing and runners will tear tag off upon exiting the finish line chute. Do NOT pin the bottom portion of bib number.

T-SHIRTS: A Friday Night Lights New Balance technical shirt will be available for purchase for $20 near the registration area. Only 400 shirts will be available!

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.

DIRECTIONS: 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