Nights of Thunder Cross Country Fest

7550 Apalachee Pkwy
Tallahassee, FL 32311

Running > 5k

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Event Description

Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 1-3, 2023

World Famous Apalachee Regional XC Park, Tallahassee, FL

A Celebration of Cross Country Running in the spirit of the Daytona 500. The BIGGEST and BEST event of the year is the FIRST event of the year!


Under the Lights: Nighttime collegiate, high school, open and masters heats

XC Running Festival atmosphere

Premium Coaches’ Hospitality Tent

VIP Experiences available to runners and their families




High School Varsity and Junior Varsity

Middle School

Masters and Open



Exclusive Nights of Thunder Coaches’ box

Access to Coaches’ only hospitality tent

Reserved team areas with available tent/amenity rentals


Official course of the Florida HS State XC Championships
2022 NJCAA XC Championships & 2026 World Athletics XC Championships 

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