2023 Frequently Asked Questions


How much is admission?
Admission is ... FREE.   Parking is $10.00 (free to competing teams and individuals).

Coaches Passes

Do coaches who are accompanying entered athletes receive coaches passes?
No. Admission is free for everyone, and coaches will not need passes.

Course Practice Times

Will athletes be able to run the course prior to the Races?
The course will be open from 12:00pm until 4:00pm on Friday for course inspection.


October 1, 2023 @ 5:00pm - Entry Deadline

Payment deadline. All payments MUST be received on or before October 1, 2023 @ 5:00 p.m. for high schools. Teams failing to pay entry fees by the due date may be dropped from the festival and replaced by other teams.


Logging into the website

How do I login to the website?
To login to the website, visit (http://nationalscholastic.org/gacc/). Click on "Register for meet".

Packet Pickup

When and where is Packet Pickup (Registration)?
Friday, October 6 from 12:00pm-4:00pm at Wake Med Soccer Park
Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 7:00am-12:30pm at Wake Med Soccer Park


How much is parking?
Parking at the is $10.00 per car for non-competitors. Parking passes for teams and registered individuals will be in packets at Packet Pickup. Parking passes will be available for purchase at Registration Friday, and at the entry to Wake Med Soccer Park on Saturday.

Parking is free on Friday, October 6, 2023.


My password isn't working, how can I login to the system to view my team's status?
If you have misplaced or forgotten your password, you may request that your password be e-mailed to you by visiting the website (http://nationalscholastic.org/gacc) and clicking on "Register for meet" and then clicking on "Forgot?", which is located to the right of the Password field.


Is the event sanctioned?
The high school portion of the event is sanctioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFSHSAA). Certain states, due to various rules, do not sanction the event and schools from those states will not be participating. To see the list of states for whom the Great American Cross Country Festival is sanctioned, go to their web site (http://www.nfhs.org/) and follow the links to sanctioned events. For the open and collegiate portion, the meet is sanctioned by USATF.


When will I find out which race I am in?
Seeding takes place by mid-week prior to the meet and all races will be posted online soon thereafter.

Updating Team Rosters

How do I update my team's roster?
Coaches may update their rosters at anytime until Friday (the day before the meet) at 8:00am by logging into the Great American website (http://nationalscholastic.org/gacc/). Clicking on "Register for meet" and once you are logged in, you may click on "Edit Runner Information" to change or update runner names.




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