November 26, 2022
Runners may only participate in one race.
|9:45 a.m. ||Open Race|
|10:10 a.m. ||Freshman/Sophomore Boys|
|10:40 a.m. ||Freshman/Sophomore Girls|
|11:10 a.m. ||The Marty Lewis Championship Boys|
|12:00 p.m. ||Championship Girls|
|12:40 p.m. ||13-14 Girls & Boys (5K)|
|1:05 p.m. ||11-12 Girls & Boys (3K|
|1:30 p.m. ||10 & Under Girls & Boys (3K|
|1:55 p.m. ||Junior/Senior Boys|
|2:25 p.m. ||Junior/Senior Girl|
Medals will be distributed following each race.
Any runner, whether they are in a public school, home school, boarding school, private school or independent school, must run in the high school Championship Race in order to qualify for the National Finals in San Diego. The top ten (10) finishers in the high school Championship Races will qualify for the National Championship on December 10, 2022 in San Diego, CA.
» $25.00 Registration (through 11/10)
» $35.00 Registration (11/11 through 11/20)
Age Group Races
10 & under girls and boys, 11 & 12 girls and boys will run 3000 meters. 13 &
14 girls and boys will run 5000 meters. All runners will compete in the age
group that corresponds with the age he or she will be on December 31, 2022. 9th graders cannot run in the youth race. 9th graders must enter the high school division.
Although girls and boys run together, medals and certificates will be
awarded separately on the victory stand.
This 5000 meter race is open to runners 18 years and older who have
completed high school eligibility in Open (ages 18-39) and Masters (40+)
divisions. High school runners are not allowed in the Open Race. The top 24
male and 24 female runners in each division will receive medals. All runners receive a participant T-shirt.
There is no minimum qualifying time. Every high school runner of eligible
grade is invited to the Champs Sports Cross Country Championship. Each
individual should choose the race best suited to his/her eligibility. Each
runner will receive a participant T-shirt.
Runners may pick up their race number and Champs Sports Cross Country Tshirt in person at:
Sonesta Hotel of White Plains
White Plains, NY
On Friday, November 25th between 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm, registration will be available for early pick-up at the Meet Headquarters.
At Van Cortlandt Park (race site) Saturday, November 26th, race numbers will be available at the registration tent beginning at 8:30 a.m. and continuing until the last race.
All runners receive a participant Champs Sports Cross Country Tshirt.
The course is 5000 meters and consists of grass, dirt path and crushed rock. Spikes are permitted. The 3000 meter course for the age group races travels through the woods, up vault hill, down to the bridge, immediate left downhill to flats and right to the Broadway finish line.
Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, D.C. and U.S. citizens in Overseas Military Installations.
The state where a runner resides determines in which regional meet he/she must participate. Runners must participate in the region to which their state has been assigned. Boarding school students must compete in the region of their school location. Non U.S. citizens who attend high school in the U.S. and who meet the age requirement may compete. Home-schooled students may compete in the region of their residence during the school year.
Awards & National Qualifiers
Every runner in every race will receive a T-shirt.
The top 30 finisher in all high school races are awarded medals.
The first ten finishers receive gold medals and are First Team All-Northeast.
The second ten finishers receive silver medals and are Second Team All-Northeast.
The third ten finishers receive bronze medals and are Third Team All-Northeast.
The top 30 in each gender receiver medals in the Age Group Races.
The top 24 men and women receive medals in the Open and Masters Race.
Medals will be dstributed at the announcer's tent after each race is posted.
Bring your race bib for identification.
State Team Awards
The top five boys and top five girls from each individual state will constitute that state's "team." Each individual in the top five state teams will receive a medal. They are selected from the championship races only. Please check the results before leaving the park.
Team Awards in Age Group Races
Plaques will be given to the girl team champion and runner-up and boy team
champion and runner-up in the 10 & under, 11-12, 13-14 races. Five runners per team score for each gender. Club
name must be on the entry form to be scored in the team race. >Club name
must be listed exactly the same on every entry.
The top ten (10) finishers in each of the Championship races
qualify for the Champs Sports National Finals in San Diego,
CA on December 10, 2022.
Directions to the Course
From South: Take NJ Turnpike to George Washington Bridge, cross bridge and follow signs to New England, North, via the Major Deegan Expressway, which is I-87 North, to Van Cortlandt Park South exit. Bear right at exit fork and proceed North (under train tracks) one half mile. The race course is on the right, just north of Burger King. Travel time is
about 15 minutes after crossing the GW Bridge.
From North: (1) Take New York State Thruway (1-87) South to Van Cortlandt Park South exit. At light at top of exit ramp, make right (west) to Broadway, and follow directions to course as above. (2) Take 1-95 South to Gun Hill road exit and proceed west until you reach Van Cortlandt Park
South, and then proceed to Broadway and make right, as above.
Parking is available at the golf course lot immediately off exit 11 from the Major Deegan Expressway.
Short walking distance across the field to the finish line check in location. NOTE: Keep belongings in your car trunk, not on your car seats! Please abide by all New York City parking regulations.
Parking has become very difficult in and around Van Cortlandt Park.
Please consider carpooling. Pay attention to all posted parking regulations.
Do not double park. Please unload + load in at posted bus stops and move to a legal park.
Northeast Region Past Results