What do three of PA's best have to say about PTXC and why they kept coming back!

PTXC 7 - Presented by New Balance

Saturday, September 12, 2015
"The Farm Course" at Kutztown University

"There is no better way to open the season than by racing at PTXC. I ran there 3 times, and after the first year I couldn't imagine not going back. There is such great competition that is drawn from across the state (and other states too!), the shirts are always awesome, and the people are so friendly! The course is spectator friendly while being challenging, both physically and mentally, because of the rolling hills and quiet solitude of the cornfields. There is opportunity for great camaraderie and the atmosphere is difficult to find at other cross country meets. I've run the course when it was both dry and wet, and even in knee deep puddles it was so much fun! The race director also has a pretty nice (Georgetown) hat, so if nothing else, that is a good reason to go!" - Kennedy Weisner, Elk County Catholic 2014 (Georgetown University, 2018)


"PTXC was one of the most fun races I ran in high school and a great early season race against great competition.
- Brendan Shearn, North Schuylkill 2013 (University of Pennsylvania, 2017)

"Being able to race with such a competitive field at PTXC early in the season kept me motivated during summer training."
- Regan Rome, Dallas 2014 (William & Mary, 2018)

Four Varsity Races
Girls/Boys GOLD (A) / BLUE (B) 5000m

Two Junior Varsity Races
Girls/Boys 5000m

One Middle School Race
Girls & Boys 2500m

Varsity teams per gender - $110 (limit 8 athletes per race)

JV and MS teams per gender - $60 (unlimited)

Individuals - $25 per person

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

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

Now in our 5th year on the very popular venue at Kutztown University, we plan to continue to improve on the fun that is unique to cross country and this meet.

This nationally certified, all-grass course is a true cross country challenge. Coaches who raced it in college, rave about it as one of their favorites. 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.

2015 will have all the cool stuff from PTXC-1 through 6, including chip timing, great awards and entertainment, meet T-shirts for sale, and more to be announced in the coming months.

EACH YEAR since its inception, we have had at least one returning or same-year Foot Locker Finalist and NXN Qualifiers!

Once again, we'll be doing video of each race from the front with a gator... and have great awards, music and food.

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, OH and VA. Others as needed.

PTXC-7 welcomes all of our 2015 competitors for what promises to be a great day of cross country.

Click to register or for additional information


This year's meet headquarters is again at the Hampton Inn on Route 100 near I-78, with a great special rate of just $89 for up to four, and includes a hot breakfast.

Reservations can be made online
Go to: Hampton Inn, Allentown, PA - When prompted, click the Add Special Rate Codes and enter PTX under the Group Code box after selecting the date and number of rooms.
Deadline for making reservations is August 28th.

2014 Girls Gold Race Video

2014 Boys Gold Race Video

Course Map

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
don.rich@flocasts.com 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.