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As the gun sounds athletes will jockey for position across a flat, open 370m straightaway.  At the end of 370m, competitors make their first turn onto the rolling terrain of the main loop.  As runners near the completion of the first main loop, they will proceed to take a slight right turn towards the 1-mile mark.

As runners pass the 1-mile they’ll make their way onto the back loop where the biggest hill on the course resides.  As runners crest the hill they make a sweeping 180-degree turn to start the long loop back towards the start line.

As runners pass the start line, they’ll jump back on the main loop to circumnavigate it a second and last time.  After completing the main loop runners will peel off and head towards the finish.  Just before the 3-mile mark athletes hit two short, steep climbs sure to burn at this stage in the race. 

After cresting the final climb runners can show off their kick on the 400m flat, fast straightaway into the finish line.



What footwear should I race in at Glendoveer?
The course is exclusively run on grass.  We recommend racing in spikes if you’re comfortable in them.  Spike length is a personal preference and will vary based on the weather in December.

Will the golf course be open during NXN?
No. The golf course will be closed exclusively for NXN

Can we preview the course before the Championshp Race?
Yes. There will be a course run through on Friday before the race for all teams competing in Nike Cross Nationals



All spectators will need to park at the Tri Met Park and Ride at 12202 E Burnside St (full address below) where shuttles will transport you to/from Glendoveer Golf Course.  Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the race start to allow ample time: 

Tri Met Park and Ride
12202 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97216

Should the lot above fill up, you will be directed to an overflow lot within one mile of the Tri Met Park and Ride.  You may also access this lot via the Tri Met MAX train using the E 122nd/Menlo Park stop on the Blue Line. 


For more information about the Tri Met MAX please visit www.trimet.org/MAX