Breaking: NIKE Valley Twilight XC Invite Will Take Hold In 2018

 For the first time in Midwest cross country history, there will be a true and official under the lights cross country meet that may have implications on Nike Cross Nationals at-large implications. The late season invite will be one that you will not want to miss!


September 29, 2018

Terre Haute, IN

LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course

Hosted by: Terre Haute South High School

Sponsored by: Nike, Terre Haute Convention & Visitors Bureau,

Cross Country Town USA Race Management 

The Nike Valley Twilight will be the first ever cross country race run under the lights at the famous LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Indiana.  This new and unique competition is aimed to bring together the best high school cross country teams in the Midwest. Athletes of all levels within your program will have a chance to compete.  Music, fun and fireworks will conclude the evening's festivities. 

**Meet management will be applying for NFHS sanction.**


What High Schools can attend? Per the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) By-Laws, Rule 10 (page 41 of the IHSAA By-Laws), any high school that will not exceed 600 miles round trip from the Indiana state line are eligible to compete.


Additional Meet Information/Questions:  Contact meet management at


Contract:  Terre Haute South High School is the host institution.  Schools interested in participating and would like a contract, please contact Brian Mancuso, Athletic Director at Terre Haute South High School or (812) 462-4252.


Entry Fees: $100 per school per gender up to 30 athletes, $1 per athlete after 30 athletes.  

$15 per Individuals.  Checks should be made out and mailed to: Terre Haute South High School. 


                                                Mail to:                Terre Haute South High School

                                                                                c/o Brian Mancuso - Athletic Director

                                                                                3737 S. 7th Street

                                                                                Terre Haute, IN  47802


Entry Deadline: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 8:00pm


Entry Process:  Schools will need to use for entry into the meet.



Apparel:  NIKE event branding shirts will be available for purchase.    



Freshman/Sophomore Race - A team scored race in which schools may run an unlimited amount of Fr/So athletes.


Open Race - A team scored race in which schools may run an unlimited amount of athletes grades 9th - 12th.  


Championship Race - Meet management will select the schools that will compete in this race.  Schools selected for the race will be allowed to run 7 athletes.  These athletes may be of any grade (9th - 12th).  Schools that wish to have an individual(s) compete in this race must contact meet management.


Awards:               Freshman/Sophomore Race - Team Champion & Top 3 Individuals

                                Open Race - 1st, 2nd place teams  & Top 5 Individuals

                                Championship Race - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place teams & Top 10 Individuals


Schedule of Events

5:00pm                                 Facility Opens

5:00pm - 6:00pm              Packet Pickup

6:15pm                                 Girls Freshman/Sophomore Race

6:45pm                                 Boys Freshman/Sophomore Race

7:15pm                                 Girls JV/Open Race

7:35pm                                 Sunset

7:45pm                                 Boys JV/Open Race

8:15pm                                 Girls Championship Race (7 athletes per team & select individuals)

8:45pm                                 Boys Championship Race (7 athletes per team & select individuals)

9:30pm                                 Awards & Fireworks