Dorothea Dix Park Invitational 2021

Raleigh, NC
Hosted by Raleigh Parks

Meet Information

October 2, 2021

Dorothea Dix Park XC

Presented by the

City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources.

Welcome to the third annual Dorothea Dix Park Invitational High

School Cross Country event held on the campus of Raleigh's newest destination park. The course has been laid out

on the "Big Field" portion of the park affording excellent spectator

views of the races. The course layout reflects the rolling piedmont

topography of the area with a grass running surface.

The event is open to any North Carolina high school team with

runners in grades 9-12 

This year's event will be limited to the first 30 teams


FS Series will be the official event timer for the race.

 Raleigh Orthopaedic will serve as the Official Sport Medicine provider for the race.

COVID Update:

COVID-19 remains a dynamic challenge for all, especially sports teams.  As a precaution we will follow the Wake County Public School System's lead for its athletic teams and require face coverings for all athletes and coaches attending the Dorothea Dix Park Cross Country Race.  Athletes will be required to wear a mask unless they are directly participating in a race. Face coverings and social distancing are strongly recommended for spectators who may be attending.

Park Map and Course Layout (.pdf file)!

No parking fee!!


7:30 course preview

7:45 coaches meeting

8:00 men's championship (top 10 runners for each team)

8:30 women's championship (top 10 runners for each team)

9:00 men's developmental (up to 10 runners per team)

9:30 women's developmental (up to 10 runners per team)

10:00 men's JV (remainder)

10:30 women's JV (remainder)

Note: race director reserves right to move runners into

Development races or combine JV races into one race dependent on number of


Awards to begin at conclusion of women's development race




1st through 2nd

Individual-medals 1st through 10th


Team-trophies 1st

Individual-medals 1st through 5th


Individual-medals 1st through 3rd

Entry Information:

Register teams through NC Milesplit

Registration opens 5/17/21.

Deadline for Entry: 9/17/21

Entry fee:

$80 per team or a $140 for a combined men and women's

team. $25 per unattached runner representing their school. Note: unattached

runners must be registered by their school coach.

Please make checks payable to:

City of Raleigh

Mail checks to:

City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources


Dorothea Dix Park XC

Box 590

222 W. Hargett St.

Raleigh, NC 27602

If you have any questions, please contact Scott Payne at


Although a little different, we do require

each individual runner have a completed registration waiver.We ask that you have your runners (their

parent or guardian if runner is under age 18) complete the waiver which we will

provide to you once you register through MileSplit. You can bring the completed

waivers with you to the race and turn them in when you pick up your race

packet.We must have a signed waiver for

the athlete to be able to compete in the race! No Waiver, No Race!