Best Florida Cross Country Venues
11/04/2018 9:17:07 AM
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Seeing the comment on New World Complex in Jacksonville I am wondering what the state of Florida cross country venues is these days. Of course we have FSU's ARP, and I really like what's happening with Holloway Park in Lakeland. What other Florida venues are top-notch true cross country courses?
Seeing the comment on New World Complex in Jacksonville I am wondering what the state of Florida cross country venues is these days. Of course we have FSU's ARP, and I really like what's happening with Holloway Park in Lakeland. What other Florida venues are top-notch true cross country courses?
11/04/2018 11:28:51 AM
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We hve really enjoyed the Mountain Dew race in Gainesville. It’s a tossup if they hold the meet for high school. I’m hoping they hold the meet next year
We hve really enjoyed the Mountain Dew race in Gainesville. It's a tossup if they hold the meet for high school. I'm hoping they hold the meet next year
11/04/2018 2:48:06 PM
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@CoachHoward If you want a challenge, then the Cougar Challenge in Tallahassee (1st week of the official season). There is a 400m steep hill at the 2K and a 300m steeper hill at the 4K with undulating terrain in between. Here is this season's information page with links to contour maps. [url=https://fl.milesplit.com/meets/313066/info#.W99MoZNKjIU]https://fl.milesplit.com/meets/313066/info#.W99MoZNKjIU[/url]
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If you want a challenge, then the Cougar Challenge in Tallahassee (1st week of the official season). There is a 400m steep hill at the 2K and a 300m steeper hill at the 4K with undulating terrain in between.

Here is this season's information page with links to contour maps.

https://fl.milesplit.com/meets/313066/info#.W99MoZNKjIU
11/04/2018 2:52:06 PM
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@CoachHoward Chiles hosts a meet at the same venue as the Cougar Challenge, but a completely different course containing many rolling hills throughout. [url=https://fl.milesplit.com/meets/322026/coverage#.W99NR5NKjIU]https://fl.milesplit.com/meets/322026/coverage#.W99NR5NKjIU[/url]
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Chiles hosts a meet at the same venue as the Cougar Challenge, but a completely different course containing many rolling hills throughout.

https://fl.milesplit.com/meets/322026/coverage#.W99NR5NKjIU
11/04/2018 3:00:04 PM
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I'll start the bandwagon for the Cougar Challenge in Tallahassee. Don't come if you want a nice soft early season race for your team. On the flip side, probably every race you do after this one will be easier. Great character builder, and the closest thing I have to a secret weapon for how the Maclay School teams go from being unranked to qualifying for State every year. Meet Director Jose Fernandez is a class act. You won't be disappointed.
I'll start the bandwagon for the Cougar Challenge in Tallahassee. Don't come if you want a nice soft early season race for your team. On the flip side, probably every race you do after this one will be easier. Great character builder, and the closest thing I have to a secret weapon for how the Maclay School teams go from being unranked to qualifying for State every year.

Meet Director Jose Fernandez is a class act. You won't be disappointed.
11/11/2018 12:48:39 AM
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I like our permanent course at South County Regional Park in Boca Raton (of course, I'm a little prejudice)
I like our permanent course at South County Regional Park in Boca Raton (of course, I'm a little prejudice)
11/14/2018 12:39:31 PM
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@multijumps I've had a couple athletes twist an ankle on this course, very rough in places. Cougar Challenge.
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I've had a couple athletes twist an ankle on this course, very rough in places. Cougar Challenge.
11/14/2018 1:44:39 PM
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@coachmorse This is definitely not golf course footing. Undulating terrain and running through a double-wide, canopied, soft dirt trail through the woods for about 1200m (after the 2 mile mark) does beckon the athlete to remain vigilant and focused.
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This is definitely not golf course footing. Undulating terrain and running through a double-wide, canopied, soft dirt trail through the woods for about 1200m (after the 2 mile mark) does beckon the athlete to remain vigilant and focused.

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