2nd Annual North Georgia XC Invitational
Annual High School & Middle Meets hosted by Lumpkin County High School
University of North Georgia Cross Country Course - Gainesville, Ga.

2024  Date - Saturday, September 14, 2024

Photo Gallery From Inaugural Event


EVENT FEATURES
• HOSTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NCAA DIVISION II COLLEGE MEET
• GHSA SANCTIONED EVENT
• STADIUM STYLE FINISH ON NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP COURSE
• CHRONOTRACK TIMING & LIVE RESULTS
• SPORTS MEDICINE COVERAGE
• COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRTS FOR SALE
• LIVE EMCEE


In partnership with the University of North Georgia’s 12th Annual UNG XC Invitational, Lumpkin County High School will host a high school division with races for middle school, junior varsity and varsity teams.

Divisions & Field Size: The college invitational is a GHSA sanctioned event that will take place on the evening of Friday, September 13 with the high schools divisions running on the morning of Saturday, September 14. The varsity race will include the top 10 runners from each school with additional runners running in the JV race.

Awards: Plaques will be awarded to the top two finishing teams with the top-10 runners in each race receiving a medal. For middle school awards, individual finisher medals will be issued in the finish chute and plaques distributed to coaches during the JV races.


Entry Fee & Payments: $350 per high school for four races (boys varsity, girls varsity, boys JV & girls JV) & $100 per middle school for two races (boys & girls). Please make checks payable to Lumpkin County HS Cross Country Booster Club. Payment (cash, check or Venmo) should be brought and paid in person to the race desk at packet pickup/team check-in. Please do not mail payments in advance of meet.

Parking: Team bus parking will be in a reserved lot next to the start line. There will be event staff on site to direct traffic to the appropriate lots. Additionally, all spectators will park for free in the parking deck overlooking the course or in paved surface lots adjacent to the course.  

 

Timing: RunnersFit Timing will electronically score all the races with ChronoTrack system on bibs. The ChronoTrack system utilizes the single-use B-tag relieving the headache of collecting timing devices after the race.

Live Results: Live results courtesy of Runners Fit Raceworks can be found here.

Concessions: Concessions will be on-site offering bottled waters ($1) and Chick-fil-a biscuits ($4).

T-Shirt Sales: Striker Marketing of Dahlonega will be on site selling commemorative race t-shirts for $15 each.

Race Schedule: Team check-in, payment processing and packet pick up for high school and middle school will open at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday (Sept. 14) in the G.W. Bailey Amphitheatre.

Friday, September 13
5:45 -- Men's Collegiate Division
6:30 -- Women's Collegiate Division

Saturday, September 14
8:30 -- Middle School Girls (No limit on runners) 

9:00 -- Middle School Boys (No limit on runners) 

9:30 -- JV Girls (No limit on runners) 

10:00 -- JV Boys (No limit on runners) 

10:30 -- Varsity Girls (Top 10 runners) 

11:00 -- Varsity Boys (Top 10 runners) 

11:30 -- Awards Ceremony 

 
Past Participants - High School Teams 

Alexander
Banks County

East Forsyth

East Jackson
Fideles Christian
Flowery Branch
Habersham Central
Hart County

Horizon Christian Academy
Kennesaw Mountain
Lanier
Locust Grove

Lumpkin County
Newton 

North Forsyth
North Oconee

Northwest Classical Academy
St. John Bosco Academy
Union County
White County
Woodward Academy


Past Participants - Middle School Teams 

Anvil Academy
Fideles Christian 

Gainesville MS

Great Strides
Lanier  Christian Academy
Lanier MS

Little Mill MS
Locust Grove MS

Lumpkin County MS

Northwest Classical  Academy
Piney Grove MS
St. John Bosco Academy
Tallulah Falls MS
White County MS

Woodward Academy

UNG Cross Country Course: The North Georgia XC Invitational will take place at the UNG Cross County Course on the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville Campus (Oakwood, Georgia). The UNG Cross Country Course is scheduled to host the 2023 Peach Belt Conference Championship and the 2023 NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Championship. The fan friendly 1,000-meter loop is spectator-friendly and features stadium seating at the finish line with complimentary paved surface lot and deck parking directly adjacent to the course. 

UNG Cross Country Course 

Map details the 1K repeatable loop and details locations for participant parking, team parking, restrooms and team tent areas. Course Map