Thousands Expected for FHSAA State Championships at Leon County Park

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 

Thousands Expected for Florida High School Athletic Association Cross-Country State Championships at Leon County's Apalachee Regional Park 


WHO:           Leon County Government   

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

WHEN:        Saturday, November 9, 2019 [Media Check In at 6 a.m. Credentials Required] 

WHERE:      Apalachee Regional Park, 7550 Apalachee Parkway


On Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, nearly 2,000 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.

Hosted by the Leon County Division of Tourism/Visit Tallahassee, this year’s meet marks the eighth consecutive year Apalachee Regional Park has hosted the state championships. The event is expected to bring 10,000 athletes, coaches and spectators to Leon County leading to over $2 million in economic impact. The annual championships feature 192 boys and girls’ teams in the association’s four classifications. All media partners who attend will be given special access to finish line areas, awards presentations and other trails.

Media representatives must obtain credentials for the event by completing and submitting the Credential Request Form by Nov. 7, 2019, at 5 p.m. Walk-up requests on the day of the event will not be considered. To pick up a credential, you must present both a picture ID and a valid media ID (provided by the representative outlet). Freelancers must provide a short validation letter from the outlet's sports editor, printed on outlet stationery along with a valid media ID.

Races run on 25-minute intervals, with the first race at 7:30 a.m. and the last race at 10:25 a.m. Awards ceremony will be held 30 minutes after the conclusion of the final race.


3A Girls:  7:30 a.m.

4A Girls:  7:55 a.m.

3A Boys:  8:20 a.m.

4A Boys:  8:45 a.m.

1A Girls:  9:10 a.m.

2A Girls:  9:35 a.m.

1A Boys: 10 a.m.

2A Boys: 10:25 a.m.

General admission to the event is $9. if purchased in advance at Tickets are available on the day of the event for $12. Parking is $5.

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


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 2018, Tallahassee-Leon County welcomed 2.4 million visitors who contributed $910 million in economic impact and accounts for more than 14,500 people employed in our community in the tourism & hospitality industry. For more information go to or call toll free (800) 628-2688. Engage with Visit Tallahassee on social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @VisitTally, #iHeartTally,  #Trailahassee.


Image of girls at the starting line  at Apalachee Regional Park  image of runners at Apalachee Regional Park

image of tent city at Apalachee Regional Park Running Event

  *These images were taken at Leon County's Apalachee Regional Park at the FSU Cross-Country Invitational and Pre-State Meet on October 12, 2019. 

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