Friday Night Lights XC Festival 2020

Kernersville, NC

Meet Information

Friday Night Lights 

CANCELED for 2020

See you on 9/10/2021

Please email for waiting list options for 2021.    

2020 Entry Costs:

$225 per school for 41 or more athletes (combined genders) with payment postmarked by August 3rd.

$200 per school entering 40 or less athletes (combined genders) with payment postmarked by August 3rd.

All schools mailing payment must be postmarked by August 3rd . 

Payment postmarked after August 3rd will be $250 if space is available.

Individuals may be entered by their coach and pay $20 to be paid on site. 

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

A max of 75 teams will be allowed into the 2020 edition of Friday Night Lights XC Festival.  

Payments postmarked after August 3rd, 2020 will automatically be charged $250 per school.

Checks Only:  Payable to MOUNT TABOR HIGH SCHOOL
Payment Address:

Mount Tabor High School

C/O Patrick Cromwell

342 Petree Rd

Winston Salem, NC 27106

Friday - September, 11th 2020

Sponsored By: JDL Fast Track - Fleet Feet Sports High Point/Greensboro

Hosted By - Mount Tabor High School

Time Schedule: 

4:15 pm Park Opens

6:00 pm Developmental - Mixed Gender 2 Mile  (Unlimited Entries)

6:20 pm JV Girls 5K - Race Clock STOPS at 35 minutes - (Unlimited Entries)

6:55 pm JV Boys Jr/Sr - Race Clock STOPS at 30 minutes - (Unlimited Entries)

7:25 pm JV Boys 5K Freshmen/Sophomore - Race Clock STOPS at 30 minutes - (Unlimited Entries)

7:55 pm Girls 5K Invitational - Race Clock STOPS at 28 minutes - (Up to 10 Entries)

8:25 pm Boys 5K Invitational - Race Clock STOPS at 26 minutes - (Up to 10 Entries)

8:50 pm Girls Championship -  Race Clock STOPS  at 25 minutes - (Up to 10 Entries)

9:20 pm Boys Championship -  Race Clock STOPS at 25 minutes - (Up to 10 Entries)

10:00 pm Park Closed. Safe Travels

Athletes should report to start line 15 min prior to time listed.  We may run 5 min ahead of schedule if possible. 

Boxes will be tight with just 2-3 runners abreast.    

TIMING: Professional "chip" timing done by Rhodes Race Timing  

LIVE RESULTS: Available at

ADMISSION Fee: All Spectators $8  
Ages 12 & under Free.

A portion of the gate fee goes to the Town of Kernersville for facility upkeep and course enhancements.

(Only NCHSAA Coaches passes honored for free admission)  A portion of the gate fee goes to the Town of Kernersville for facility upkeep and course enhancements

Medals handed out in chute.

Pick Up Trophies adjacent to the DJ tent once results are final and posted online

Top 10 athletes will be awarded glow in the dark medals for all 5k races.  

The Top 2 Teams will be awarded our legendary team trophies for all 5k races. 

No medals or trophies will be awarded for the 2 Mile developmental races

 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.

TEAM CAMPS Team tent area will be adjacent to the finish line area in the fenced off area, NOT at the softball fields. An overflow tent area will be outside this fencing in the last section of the gravel parking lot closest to course at the Mile mark. Do NOT put tents within 20 feet of the finish line straightaway fence or down the middle of the field so we can leave room for spectators and emergency access.  This area will have cones denoting the space where there should be no team camps.

CONCESSIONS: Chick Fil-A, Zeko's Food Truck, Pacific Rim (Asian), Kona Ice,  & a Dessert Truck! 

Food Trucks will be available in the parking area adjacent to the finish line.  There will be FIVE food trucks in all.  These vendors will also serve drinks.  

WATER: Water stations will be provided to all athletes.  Teams should bring their own water coolers as well.

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 timing chips, receipt, a course map and wristbands for all competing athletes and 2 coaches will be provided. You must put on your athlete and coach wristbands before entering the team area.  Team managers, athletes NOT competing, and "extra" coaches can receive wristbands when you check in if they come with their team at check in.  Just Ask!  They just have to check in all at once and enter together.  



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 to the registration tent.  **The coach and school will be financially responsible for any lost chips at a cost of $20 per chip**

T-SHIRTS: A "Friday Night Lights" t-shirt will be available for purchase for $20 at the JDL Fast Track Tent. 

Only 600 will be available and they
 always always sell out!  A portion of the event proceeds goes to the

JDL/Camel City Track Foundation that provides opportunities to 
underserved groups in the area and free use of their facility.

MEDICAL:  A certified trainer, 1 transport ambulance, and an ambulance "bus" will be just outside the finish line chute area for any medical situations.   Please have a coach, parent, or other team designee positioned outside the chute area to help your athletes that may need assistance.   A Gator will trail each race with two MDs aboard to attend to emergencies on the course.

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.


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 - Mount Tabor HS

Referee/Finish Line Coordinator - Mike Riley - Mount Tabor HS

Clerk of Course - Chris Page - Mount Tabor HS

Starter - Robert Youtz - USATF

Games Committee:  Paul Lockwood (Cedar Ridge) Rob Raisbeck (Davie County), Paul Scruggs (Panther Creek)

Course Umpires & Marshalls - Mount Tabor HS Parent Volunteers

Course Map:

2 Mile Course

5K Course