Meet Information


The River Run Cross Country Invitational returns to Fisher River Park in Dobson, NC on Thursday, August 27, 2020. From 2006 to 2012 this meet was a staple on the North Carolina cross country schedule, with many teams from the Piedmont-Triad and Northwest North Carolina attending each year. The meet returned to the schedule in the fall of 2016 and once again becoming a go to meet for many of the top high school and middle school cross country teams in North Carolina and Virginia. Due to scheduling conflicts the meet will be contested during the week instead of a Saturday.

Fisher River Park is just a 45 minute drive from Winston-Salem and an hour and half drive from Charlotte. It is easily accessible from Highway 52 N / 74 West and I-77.

NEW COURSE DESIGN FOR 2019! The 5K course is a great spectator course consisting of two 1 1/2 mile loops. The course is grass and granite dust, with rolling hills. The new course is expected to be comparable to the Ivey Redmon Sports Complex Course. The park also has a middle school 2 mile course. See new course map below.

The meet will consist of a boys and girls 2 mile elementary / middle school race and a boys and girls high school races. The entry fee is $40 per high school and $20 per middle school. If your school has both a middle and high school teams, the entry fee is $30. Unattached athletes are welcome and schools with less than five athletes pay $5 per individual athlete.

Team awards will go to the top two teams in each race. Individual awards go to the top 15 in each race.

Coaches will register their team and enter their athletes through the ncmilesplit registration system Entry deadline is Monday, August 24, 2020 at 9:00 pm.

If you are interested in competing in this meet please contact meet director Rodney King at

Time Schedule:

3:30 pm - facility opens

4:30 pm - Elementary / Middle School Girls and Boys (2 mile)

5:00 pm - Championship High School Boys - (5K)

5:15 pm - Elementary / Middle School Awards

5:45 pm Championship High School Girls - (5K)

6:30 pm Open High School Girls and Boys - (5K)

7:15 pm High School Awards


5K High School Course Map

MIDDLE SCHOOL 2 Mile Course Map