Track & Field and Cross-Country Bulletin for Sep 15, 2011

by Joy Kamani

Countdown to Great American XC Festival & American Independent XC Champs.

September 30 & October 1 are quickly approaching and so is the September 21st Registration Deadline.

Get your entries in and come out and enjoy our unique and exciting cross-country event and the festival.  As one of the season's earliest premier cross-country events, the GACC and AISXCC are excellent testing grounds for runners at both the collegiate and high school levels.

If you've already entered be sure to make your hotel reservations and get your tickets early to join us for a pre-race Pasta Dinner on Friday, September 30th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Herbert Young Community Center.  Tickets may be purchased online as part of meet registration. Get more information here.

Coaches, parents and fans can all get totally imersed in the festival spirit of the event by running in the Community Race. Its the first event on the schedule on Saturday morning.  Go here to enter.

Here are some helpful links for more information:

GACC General Information

GACC Registration

Festival FAQs

AISXCC General Information

AISXCC Registration

Event FAQs

We're lining up the clowns, musicians, face painters, stilt walkers and other entertainment. So, come on down!


Information is posted and registration is up and running for our upcoming Performance Camp Series for athletes and coaches. Finnish National Coach Kari Ihalainen will be joined by 1972 Olympic bronze medalist, Bill Schmidt, and Klub Keihas founder, Jeff Gorski, for three days of intense javelin instruction and refinement at our Project Kultan Keihas October 20-23 in Chapel Hill, NC.

December 27-29, 2011, athletes and coaches are invited to travel to Nassau, Bahamas for our Triple Jump Performance Camp led by reknown Bahamian coach, Peter Pratt.  Pratt is an IAAF level V Diploma Elite Coach for Horizontal Jumps who has consistently turned out champions at all levels of the sport.

Information and Registration for both of these camps may be found by clicking the links below in our Upcoming Events section.

NSSF Facebook Updates

Have you joined our NSSF FB page yet?  If not, here's the link.  Join and get the latest information on our camps, events and breaking news.  This week, we've added an "Official NSSF Welcome" video from Larry Rawson, ESPN commentator and NSSF Board member.

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