Foot Locker cross country championships Northeast Regional Race moves to new location on Long Island


New York, N.Y.- Foot Locker announced today, that this year’s Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Northeast Regional Race will move to Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park, Long Island, to be held on Saturday, November 28.

The Northeast Regional Race has been held at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, New York, for the 30-year history of the event. More than 65 acres of Van Cortlandt Park, including portions of the cross-country trail are currently being renovated.

“We are very excited to move our race to Sunken Meadow State Park overlooking the Long Island Sound,” said Jeanine Zocks, vice president of sports marketing. “The 5K course features “Cardiac Hill,” sunken meadow creek, and is widely regarded as one of the most difficult cross-country courses in the country. We know our runners will be challenged there.”

The Foot Locker Cross Country Championships is the longest running high school cross country race in the nation, comprised of four regional 5K races in the Northeast, Midwest (Kenosha, Wis.), South (Charlotte, N.C.) and West (Walnut, Calif.), with the National Championships in San Diego, Calif., on Saturday, December 12, 2009. More than 10,000 of the nation’s leading high school runners are expected to compete in the regional meets this year.