Leon County Hosts National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men's and Women's Cross Country National Championships at Apalachee Regional Park

Friday, November 12, 2021 | 

Leon County Hosts National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men's and Women's Cross Country National Championships at Apalachee Regional Park

WHO:  Leon County
WHAT: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Men’s and Women’s Cross Country National Championships
WHEN:

Races, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. The park will open at 8 a.m. 

Media preregistration is required: https://www.ncaa.com/media-credentials. Media credential pickup is on Friday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Apalachee Regional Park. Credentials must be obtained prior to the Championship and will not be distributed on race day.

WHERE:  Apalachee Regional Park, 7550 Apalachee Parkway

On Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, elite college athletes from across the nation will compete at the award-winning cross country course at Apalachee Regional Park in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA)  Division I Men’s and Women’s Cross Country National Championships. Hosted by Leon County Government and Florida State University, this marks the first time the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships will be held in Florida in the program’s 83-year history. It is only the second Division I NCAA National Championship hosted in Leon County since the 1996 women’s tennis national championships.

The Division I NCAA National Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships are expected to draw more than 1,000 athletes and coaches and 7,500 spectators to Leon County resulting in over $2.5 million in direct spend. In addition, the event will be televised nationally, bringing national exposure to Leon County as a premier sports destination.

Media Credentials must be obtained in advance by registering at:  https://www.ncaa.com/media-credentials. Those approved for NCAA credentials must present a valid picture ID at the Media Tent the day before the races, Friday, Nov. 19 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Credentials must be obtained prior to the Championship and will not be distributed on race day. For additional information before the event, contact Christa Salerno at (850) 644-5653 office, (850) 228-3486 cell, or by email at csalerno@admin.fsu.edu. Media partners who attend will be given special access to the media specific areas of the course.

NCAA Division I National Championship Schedule

10:20 a.m.                     Women’s 6K

11:10 a.m.                     Men’s 10K

The awards ceremony will be held at approximately 11:50 a.m.

Advanced purchase tickets are $10 plus taxes and fees and can be purchased at  https://www.ncaatickets.com/championships.

Requests for interviews with County officials or on-site with race directors can be made in advance 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, (850) 508-4461 cell or Scott.Lindeman@VisitTallahassee.com.

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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. 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.