October 2, 2020
For the first time in 41 years there will not be an official high school cross country national champion, as the 2020 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships were officially cancelled by organizers today.
Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Foot Locker CC races presented by Eastbay. This decision wasn't made lightly; the safety of our athletes, fans & team members remains our top priority. Keep running & stay safe & healthy.
— Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (@FLCCC) October 2, 2020
Organizers had been looking at ways to host the race during the COVID-19 pandemic but ultimately decided against it. The West Regional and National Championship races both traditionally take place in California which has stringent COVID-19 restrictions in place and where high school cross country has been postponed until 2021.
A prominent high school coach told us organizers were considering shifting the West Regional and National Championship somewhere else, but in the end organizers decided to cancel for 2020.
While there won’t be an official high school national champion in 2020 (the other high school national championship NXN cancelled earlier in the summer), high school cross-country is taking place in most of the country with various COVID-19 restrictions in place.
Some states like Minnesota and New York are not having states meets, while others are hosting meets with new restrictions in place on field sizes, starting procedures, etc.
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