The FLRunners.com Invitational is one of the largest and most competitive cross country races in the southeast United States drawing over 300 teams and 3,000 athletes over the course of two days and YOU and YOUR TEAM can be a part of it. Simply, use our online registration, sign up and get on the fast track to a new PR and one of the best team experiences you'll have in your high school career.
The meet, which was started in 2001 will have a new home in 2017 at Holloway Park in Lakeland, described as one of the state's "true" cross country courses, with hills, and rugged terrain.
One aspect of the FLRunners.com Invitational is that it features a college race Friday night as well as as a middle school combined race on Saturday morning. It's a great opportunity to see the future of our sport in action and then our local college athletes, many of whom competed in this very same race as a high schooler.
Standout athletes and FLR Invite alums include Olympic bronze medalist Jenny Simpson, Hoka One One professional Stephanie Schappert, and 2007 Foot Locker National Champion Brasovan. On the boy's side, Former Florida Gator Jimmy Clark and a slew of Foot Locker and Nike national finalists like Matt Mizereck, Elliot Clemente, AJ DelValle, Nick Diaz, and more made their marks in meet history.
Schedule of Events
FRIDAY 1:00PM Gates Open 1:30 Packet Pickup, T-Shirts Open 3:20 Girls JV Blue 3:40 Boys JV Blue 4:00 Girls Small School 4:20 Girls Large School 4:30 JV Blue Awards 4:40 Boys Small School 5:00 Boys Large School 5:10 Girls SS/LS Awards 5:20 College Women 5:50 College Men 5:45 Boys SS/LS Awards 6:15 College Women Awards 6:30 College Men Awards SATURDAY 6:00AM Gates Open 6:15 Packet Pickup, T-Shirts Open 7:20 Girls Middle School 7:35 Boys Middle School 7:45 National Anthem 7:50 Girls Race of Champions 8:10 Girls Invitational 8:30 Boys Race of Champions 8:40 Middle School Awards 8:50 Boys Invitational 9:00 Girls ROC/Invitational Awards 9:10 Girls Unseeded Large School 9:30 Girls Unseeded Small School 9:50 Boys ROC/Invitational Awards 9:50 Boys Unseeded Large School 10:10 Boys Unseeded Small School 10:30 Girls JV 10:30 Boys Unseeded Awards 10:40 Girls Unseeded Awards 10:50 Boys JV 11:45 JV Awards
Venue Information - Holloway Park (Lakeland, FL)
Entry FeesHigh School/College Teams: $100 per gender (JV Free with Varsity)
High School Individuals: $50 per individual
College Individuals: $15 per individual
Middle School Teams: $35 per gender
Middle School Individuals: $15 per individual