New Balance joins w/ PennTrackXC as title presenter of PTXC-4 at Kutztown on September 8th


This year on September 8th, cross country teams from around the region will meet at The Farm Course at Kutztown University for PTXC-4... in 2012, presented by New Balance. We are thrilled to welcome the support of such an established brand in our sport.

Now in our 2nd year on our great new venue at Kutztown University, we plan to continue to improve on the fun atmosphere that is unique to cross country and this meet.

This nationally certified, all-grass course is a true cross country challenge. No killer hills (It is, after all, early season). It is fan-friendly by using two loops which pass the start/finish at about the half-way point, and then goes over a new section before looping backward for the final mile.

And we are holding the line on costs to help schools deal with budgetary challenges - our Varsity rate is $100 per gender, and our JV is $50 per gender.

2012 will have all the cool stuff from PTXC-1, 2 and 3, including chip timing, great awards and entertainment, meet T-shirts for sale, and more to be announced in the coming months.

Top runners in our first 3 years have included 3 Foot Locker finalists - at least one per year - including the eventual national champ in 2010.

The meet is open for online registration using the MileSplit system, and closes when the meet reaches capacity.

Sanctioned for NY, NJ, MD, DE, WV and OH. Others as needed.

PTXC-3 welcomes all of our 2012 competitors for what promises to be a great day of cross country.

Click to register or for additional information



The Host Hotel for 2012 is the HAMPTON INN - ALLENTOWN Route 100 just off I-78

Special rate of $89 for four includes a hot breakfast on Saturday morning

Reservations can be made online 
Go to: - When prompted, enter the Group Code PT4 for the special rate. 
Deadline for making reservations is August 14th.

 Presented by New Balance, with support from InsideTrack, 
this meet has now established itself on the PA calendar as an early season must-run. 

For more info or questions, 
please send an email to or 
register online.



About New Balance: 
New Balance began as a Boston-based arch support company in the early 1900's, developed into a specialized shoe manufacturer in the 1970's, and has grown to become a leading global athletic products company. 

Since the days of selling arch supports to police officers and waiters, New Balance has been a brand concerned with meeting the needs of the everyday athlete. 

To ensure the best fitting, best performing shoes and apparel, New Balance focuses on improving our technology and production methods. New Balance has maintained five manufacturing facilities in New England where they continue to rely on the skills and teamwork of our American workforce to produce a percentage of our athletic footwear. New Balance has also remained strongly committed to a core set of company values that include integrity, teamwork and total customer satisfaction. 

Today, New Balance sponsors some of the best track and field athletes in the country including world 1500m champion Jenny Simpson and world championship finalist Maggie Vesey