The Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCC) is and has always been the benchmark for excellence in high school running. This year, the legacy of showcasing the country's top young runners continues with the program's 30th anniversary.
The 2008 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships is comprised of four regional 5K races across the country—Bronx, New York (Northeast); Charlotte, North Carolina (South) and Kenosha, Wisconsin (Midwest) all on Saturday, November 29, and Walnut, California (West) on Saturday, December 6. The top 10 finishers from the boys and girls seeded races in each region automatically qualify for the national finals in San Diego, California, on Saturday, December 13.
FLCC Regional Races
Boasting a field of the best U.S. high school running has to offer, the FLCC has featured competitors who have gone on to win NCAA championships, national titles and Olympic medals. At this year's Beijing Games there were 17 former FLCC finalists competing, including: Ryan Hall, Deena Kastor, Dathan Ritzenhein, Lopez Lomong, Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher.
But the FLCC races aren't limited to high school cross country teams. Anyone can be part of this historic competition. In addition to the seeded races, there are competitions for high schoolers of all grades and skill level, as well as an Open division for competitors of any age.
Runners can register online for all four regional races at www.footlockercc.com.