NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2022Top high school cross country runners from across the US will compete in the four Champs Sports Cross Country Championship (CXCC) Regionals (formally Foot Locker Cross Country) in hopes of becoming a finalist in the nation’s preeminent Cross Country Championship. 

Entering its 43rd year, The Champs Sports Cross Country Championships is the longest running cross country race in the nation, comprised of four regional 5K races – the Northeast (Bronx, NY), South (Charlotte, NC) and Midwest (Kenosha, WI) regional races will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26, with the West Regional (Walnut, CA) race held on Saturday, Dec. 3.  More than 10,000 of the nation’s leading high school runners are expected to compete in these regional meets.

“We are very excited to be presenting the country’s most prestigious High School Championship. As a part of the Foot Locker family, we are proud to carry on the storied tradition that this race has accomplished in inspiring hundreds of thousands of student athletes to run in our races for the past 42 years,” said Guy Harkless, Senior Vice President, General Manager at Champs Sports.

The top ten finishers from each seeded regional race qualify for the Champs Sports Cross Country National Finals (Dec. 10 in San Diego) and will join the likes of past Olympians Meb Keflezighi, Galen Rupp, Deena Kastor, Alan Webb, Kara Goucher and Ryan Hall along with last year’s Olympians Sara Hall, Cory McGee,  Elle Purrier St. Pierre, Emily Sisson, Matt Centrowitz, Cole Hocker, Grant Fisher and Olympic Marathon Bronze Medalist, Molly Seidel. 

Runners can register online at  and each entrant will receive a complimentary race-t-shirt.

For more information on the Champs Sports Cross Country Championships, please visit .


About Foot Locker

Foot Locker, Inc. leads the celebration of sneaker and youth culture around the globe through a portfolio of brands including Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Eastbay, atmos, WSS, and Sidestep. With approximately 2,800 retail stores in 28 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, as well as websites and mobile apps, the Company’s purpose is to inspire and empower youth culture around the world, by fueling a shared passion for self-expression and creating unrivaled experiences at the heart of the global sneaker community. Foot Locker, Inc. has its corporate headquarters in New York. 

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