Friday Night Lights XC Festival 2018

Kernersville, NC

Schedule/Coaches Info

Friday Night Lights @ Ivey M Redmon Sports Complex 
(NCHSAA State Meet Course)
Friday – September 7th, 2018
Hosted By:  Mount Tabor High School – Sponsored By:  JDL Fast Track

Time Schedule
4:30 pm Park Opens
5:45 pm Open/Developmental – Mixed Gender (Race Clocks stops at 40 min- Unlimited Entries - No assigned starting boxes)
6:30 pm JV Girls  (Unlimited entries - No assigned starting boxes)
7:05 pm JV Boys (Unlimited entries - No assigned starting boxes)
                 Lights Come On! - Varsity Races Begin 
7:40 pm Invitational Girls Race (Smaller Schools of up to 10 runners)
8:10 pm Invitational Boys Race (Smaller Schools of 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, NC. 

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


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

AWARDS:  (Pick Up @ DJ tent once results are final and posted online)
Top 10 athletes in Championship & Invitational Divisions (Medals)
Top 10 athletes in JV Divisions (Medals)
The Top 2 Teams in all races will be awarded team trophies, including JV Races.  
Note:  There are no awards or medals in the developmental race.

RESULTS:  Will be available online throughout the evening at

BUS PARKING:  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:  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.   

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.

Meet Director:  Patrick Cromwell (MT Tabor HS)
Meet Referee/Finish Line Judge:  Mike Riley (MT Tabor HS)
Games Committee/Jury of Appeals:  Ryan Solomon (Broughton HS), 
Eric Fritz (Reagan HS) & Nathan Newsome (West Forsyth)
Starter: Robert Youtz
Course Marshalls:  MTHS Volunteers & MTHS Staff

Friday Night Lights XC Festival
Sponsored By: JDL Fast Track, Camel City Track Foundation, Town of Kernersville, Primo Water, PDQ, Kona Ice, and Zeko's 2 Go.