Leon County Welcomes Top 25 College Teams from Around the Country for the FSU Winter Cross-Country Classic

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | 



WHO: Leon County Division of Tourism / Visit Tallahassee
WHAT: Florida State University Winter Cross-Country Classic
WHEN: Friday, February 5, 2021
  Credentialed Media Check-In beginning at 7 a.m.
WHERE: Apalachee Regional Park, 7550 Apalachee Parkway


Leon County will host the top 25 college teams from across the country as they compete in the Florida State University Winter Cross-Country Classic at Leon County’s award-winning Apalachee Regional Park on Friday, February 5, 2021 beginning at 9 a.m. Anticipated to bring an estimated economic impact of $500,000, the men and women’s teams competition will be held with COVID-19 safety precautions in place.

To provide a safe, welcoming environment for participants, athletes, coaches and essential personnel, the following mandatory participation requirements have been put in place:

  • Teams can bring one spectator per registered athlete. Everyone, including the spectator, must have a wristband to enter the facility which will be included in the team packet.
  • Everyone is required to wear a face covering at the facility at all times, unless they are actively competing or have a chronic preexisting or demonstrable medical condition.
  • Before entering the facility, everyone must go through a Health Screening to check for COVID-19 symptoms, including temperature checks.
  • Event organizers will require athletes to provide a negative COVID-19 test before they can compete.

Media representatives must obtain credentials for the event at the Health Screening tent. To obtain credentials, media must present both a picture ID and a valid media ID (provided by the representative outlet). Requests for interviews with County officials via Zoom or on-site with race directors can be made by contacting Renee Jones at Renee.Jones@VisitTallahassee.com or (850) 606-2319 or arranged on-site during the race. For additional information and media requests, contact Christa Salerno, FSU Sports Information Director at (850) 228-3486.


Thursday, Feb. 4
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Packet Pick-Up/Course Review

Friday, Feb. 5
7 a.m. Course Opens
9 a.m. Men’s 8K GARNET
9:30 a.m. Women’s 6K GARNET
10 a.m. Men’s 8K GOLD
10:30 a.m. Women’s 6K GOLD
*Schedule Subject to Change

For more information contact Scott Lindeman, Marketing Communications Director, Leon County Tourism/Visit Tallahassee at (850) 606-2322 office or Scott.Lindeman@VisitTallahassee.com.


About The Leon County Division of Tourism/Visit Tallahassee: The Leon County Division of Tourism (Visit Tallahassee) is the official destination marketing organization for Tallahassee-Leon County. Tourism is charged with marketing Tallahassee-Leon County nationally as a premier leisure, business and sports destination through direct sales, advertising, public relations, sports and visitor services. Named as one of Southern Living’s top 10 Cities of the South, in 2020, Tallahassee-Leon County welcomed 1.68 million visitors who contributed $766 million in economic impact and accounts for more than 11,943 people employed in our community in the tourism & hospitality industry. For more information, go to VisitTallahassee.com or call toll free (800) 628-2866. Engage with Visit Tallahassee on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #iHeartTally and #Trailahassee.