Northeast Regional


Historic VanCortlandt Park is the site of the Foot Locker Cross Country Northeast Regional. Olympians and National Champions such as Edward Cheserek, Donn Cabral, Aisling Cuffe, Cathy Schiro, and Jen Rhines competed on this storied course.

Race Schedule
Runners may only participate in one race.

9:45 a.m. Open Race
10:10 a.m. Freshman/Sophomore Boys
10:35 a.m. Freshman/Sophomore Girls
11:00 a.m. "The Marty Lewis" Championship Boys
11:30 a.m. Championship Girls
12:00 p.m. Junior/Senior Boys
12:25 p.m. Junior/Senior Girl
12:50 p.m. 13-14 Girls & Boys (5K)
1:15 p.m. 11-12 Girls & Boys (3K)
1:40 p.m. 10 & Under Girls & Boys (3K)
Medals will be distributed following each race except the Open Race. Any runner, whether they are in a public school, home school, boarding school, private school or independent school, must run in the seeded race in order to qualify for the National Finals in San Diego.
Race Directory
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, 2015. Although girls and boys run together, medals and certificates will be awarded separately on the victory stand.

Open Race
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 20 male and 20 female runners in each division will receive medals and a t-shirt.

Race Selection
There is no minimum qualifying time. Every high school runner of eligible grade is invited to the Foot Locker Cross Country Championship. Each individual should choose the race best suited to his/her eligibility. Each runner will receive a participant T-shirt.
Packet Pickup
Runners may pick up their race number and T-shirt in person at the:
Crowne Plaza
(Meet Headquarters)
White Plains, NY
On Friday, November 27th 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 28th, race numbers will be available at the registration tent beginning at 8:30 a.m. and continuing until the start of the last race.
All runners receive a participant T-shirt and a meet program by showing their race numbers at the tent.
Race Course
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.
States Competing
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.
Participant's Awards
Every runner in every race will receive a short-sleeved T-shirt and a meet program highlighting the previous 36 years of Foot Locker races, as well as previewing this year's race.

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.

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 seeded races only. Please check the results before leaving the park.

Each runner placing in the top 30 in the age group and high school races receives a certificate to display indicating that these runners are on the Foot Locker All-Northeast Team.
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, 13-15 races. 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.
Coaches Award
Please collect, neatly trim, and mail your team entries together. Check for signed waivers, payment, and completion of entry information. Every coach who enters at least seven runners as a group entry will receive a compli - mentary T-shirt, provided we received your entry before the deadline of November 10, 2015. PLEASE NO STAPLES. ENTER ALL ATHLETES AT ONE TIME. YOUR GROUP WILL BE SET ASIDE AS A TEAM. For those teams that may have entered on active.comand wish to have a team packet set aside; the coach is asked to e-mail pzodda@hotmail.comwith the names of those team members.
Directions and Lodging
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 on the streets surrounding the park and also for cars at the Indoor Manhattan College parking garage (located on 242nd street, uphill on the left side). NOTE: Keep belongings in your car trunk, not on your car seats! Please abide by all New York City parking regulations.
Special rates are available from the following area hotels. To receive a special rate, mention that you’re with the Foot Locker Cross County Championships. Call early to reserve.

Crowne Plaza
(Meet Headquarters)
White Plains, NY

Crowne Plaza
Englewood, NJ

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FLCCC Northeast Records

  • Girls
    Cathy Schiro (1984)
  • Boys
    Donn Cabral (2007)

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