NBNI: How to get your backpack

by Steve Underwood

Thursday, March 12 -- The NSAF last night made the very, very difficult decision of cancelling the 2020 New Balance Nationals Indoor due to safety concerns from the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please scroll down below for more on that announcment.


For those athletes accepted into the meet and who wish to head over to The Armory, the 2020 New Balance Nationals Indoors backpacks will be distributed here during the following hours:

  • Thursday, March 12:  11 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, March 13: 11 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 14: 10 AM - 3:00 PM

Backpack customization will be available during the same hours. 

Consistent with stated procedures, photo identification is required to pick up a backpack.

For those athletes not able to pick up in person, we will be shipping your pack to the address listed on your account.  To those who ordered pre-customization, that will be done before shipping. Watch this site for more details on timing.


Original NBNI Cancellation Statement

The National Scholastic Athletics Foundation (NSAF) and its medical staff, led by Dr. Robert Jones and in direct discussion with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), have made the decision Wednesday night to cancel the 2020 New Balance Nationals Indoor (NBNI), which was to take place at The Armory this weekend, March 13-15.

“Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and out of concern for the safety of all athletes, coaches and families, we’ve decided it’s in the best interest of all parties to cancel the meet,” said NSAF and NBNI Meet Director Jim Spier. “It’s the hardest decision we’ve ever had to make.”





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