Registration is now open for exciting addition to NSAF calendar,
thanks to new partnerships with friends old and new
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Aug. 18, 2021 – After our fantastic meet here last November, the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation (NSAF) is excited to partner with Cross Country Town USA to host the Nike XC Town Twilight, Presented by the Garrett Companies, set for Saturday, October 2, 2021 at LaVern Gibson Championship XC Course in Terre Haute, Indiana. The meet will serve as a Nike Midwest Pre-Regional Meet with great competition for teams preparing for that event, as well as a thrilling under-the-lights experience for all harriers from around the country.
Two years ago, the Nike Valley Twilight XC was the first meet held with portable lights at LaVern Gibson – hosted by Cross Country Town USA and Terre Haute South HS and sponsored by Nike and the Terre Haute Convention & Visitors Bureau. It was also a Nike Midwest Pre-Regional meet. Now, as was the case last fall for the XC Town Meet of Champions, The Garrett Companies, RunnerSpace.com and AthleticNET will also partner with the above-mentioned entities to create an outstanding event that will open the “twilight experience” for all.
“Cross Country Town USA, Vigo Country and Terre Haute South are extremely excited to partner with the NSAF, said Co-Meet Director Jeff Martin. “The Twilight meet is one of the most exciting meets we host here at LaVern Gibson. With the NSAF involvement along with the Garrett Companies sponsorship, we see this as an opportunity to grow this meet into one of the premiere regular season high school meets in the country.”
This highly anticipated meet includes a Midwest Race of Champions and U.S. Race of Champions for each gender, both Presented by Nike. The day is scheduled to begin at 4pm with Midwest and U.S. JV races, then continue with Midwest and U.S. Open races, the Championship races and the final awards ceremonies (expected to complete around 10pm; schedule subject to change). The Midwest events are open to schools within a 600-mile round-trip (300-mile radius) of the Indiana state border, as mandated by the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA), while the U.S. races are designated for athletes from around the nation.
“After such a great experience here last fall, we’re more than thrilled to be able to return for a truly unique mid-season event,” said the NSAF’s Kristi Rieger, Co-Meet Director. “This will provide some awesome competition for runners nation-wide, as well as a mid-season showdown for those from the Midwest states that will be going head-to-head in November.”
“The twilight aspect of the meet makes it extra special,” added NSAF Executive Director Jim Spier. “LaVern Gibson is uniquely suited for this and we’re so grateful to the Garrett Companies for the support they’re providing to be able to bring in these lights. Plus the support we have for this event from Jeff Martin, David Patterson and everyone here in Terre Haute is outstanding.”
Full details of the event, including meet schedule, registration details, COVID-19 guidelines and race-day details and much more, will be available within the next several days.
CONTACT: Steve Underwood, Director of Media & Public Relations, NSAF
CONTACT: David Patterson, Terre Haute Convention and Visitors Bureau
(for information on hotels, accommodations and other Terre Haute info)
About the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation, Inc.
The National Scholastic Athletics Foundation (NSAF) was founded in 1990. It is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization with the mission of opening doors to the world for our youth, through athletics, and providing them opportunities to succeed. That includes supporting high school and junior-aged track and field athletes in the US through national high school competitions, including The Indoor Nationals and The Outdoor Nationals; The Great American XC Festival and HBCU Challenge; and the American Javfest and Ironwood Throws Classic. It also includes Team NSAF international competition and team-building events in Cuba and Iceland; clinics and event-specific special projects, such as Project Javelin Gold and Project Triple Jump; vigorous grant programs, which enable high school athletes to compete around the country, at USATF Junior Nationals, and internationally; and with program development grants, which are awarded in the winter and fall each year. The NSAF has provided approximately $250,000 in grants annually. For more information about the NSAF, please visit NationalScholastic.org.
About The Garrett Companies
The Garrett Companies are a full service Multifamily Development, Construction, and Management team based in Greenwood, Indiana (Indianapolis MSA) MSA) with offices in Denver, CO and Fort Myers, FL. Our team of professionals work in unison to entitle, develop, build, and manage multifamily apartment projects across the country. We are currently active in 6 states, and have completed over 50 projects in 14 states. The Garrett Companies' mission is to develop, build, and manage multifamily assets nationwide using an approach that builds value, eliminates risk and provides superior risk-adjusted returns. For more information about The Garrett Companies, please visit thegarrettco.com.