Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Cross-Country State Championships Return to Leon County's Apalachee Regional Park

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 


WHO:                Leon County Tourism

WHAT:               Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Cross-Country Championships

WHEN:              Friday, Nov. 13, & Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020

Media Check-In Starting at 6:30 a.m.

Media Preregistration Required to Obtain Credentials: https://fhsaa.com/sports/2020/1/23/media_page.aspx

WHERE:            Apalachee Regional Park, 7550 Apalachee Parkway

On Friday, Nov. 13, and Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 nearly 1,300 top high school runners from across the state will compete at Leon County’s award-winning Apalachee Regional Park in the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Cross-Country Championships. Anticipated to bring an economic impact of over $1 million dollars, this year’s meet marks the ninth consecutive year Apalachee Regional Park has hosted the state championships.

To protect participating athletes, coaches and essential personnel, the event operations have been redesigned to accommodate the required safety protocols and unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Leon County Division of Tourism and FHSAA are dedicated to providing a safe, welcoming environment for participants while adhering to the following mandatory participation requirements:

  • Teams can bring one spectator per registered athlete
  • 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.
  • Everyone entering the site must go through a Health Screening to check for COVID-19 symptoms, including temperature checks, before admission to the facility.

MEET SCHEDULE:               

Friday, Nov. 13

  • 1A Girls (7:30 a.m.)
  • 1A Boys (8:05 a.m.)
  • 1A Awards (30 minutes after race concludes)
  • 2A Girls (10:20 a.m.)
  • 2A Boys (10:55 a.m.)
  • 2A Awards (30 minutes after race concludes)

Saturday, Nov. 14

  • 3A Girls (7:30 a.m.)
  • 3A Boys (8:05 a.m.)
  • 3A Awards (30 minutes after race concludes)
  • 4A Girls (10:20 a.m.)
  • 4A Boys (10:55 a.m.)
  • 4A Awards (30 minutes after race concludes)

*Schedule Subject to Change

Media representatives must obtain credentials for the event by completing and submitting the Credential Request Form by Nov. 11, 2020, at 5 p.m.

https://fhsaa.com/sports/2020/3/10/Media_Credentials.aspx. Walk-up requests on the day of the event will not be considered. Those on the official FHSAA media credential list must present a valid picture ID to receive credentials at the Media Tent. For additional information and media requests prior to the event, contact Ms. Ashton Moseley at amoseley@fhsaa.org. For onsite assistance, contact Ms. Shanell Young  at syoung@fhsaa.org.

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 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 2019, Tallahassee-Leon County welcomed 2.4 million visitors who contributed $1.04 billion in economic impact and accounts for more than 16,150 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.