Editors Note:  The most exciting "Border War" on the east coast is the Battle of the Potomac now in it's 8th year. If you're from MD-VA-WV-DC your school team can sign up or you can run as an individual. They also have a middle school race. The course has a merge start on a rolling grassy hill then heads out into some farmland, back over a wooden covered bridge into some forest, through a creek and up a killer hill. Plus this race has a BBQ Chicken Dinner and an after dance-awards party waiting when the spikes come off. If you live in the "Battle" zone get your name on the list and get signed up over at Gosportz.com

The 8th Annual BATTLE OF THE POTOMAC XC: MD vs VA Championship or its nickname, the XC BORDER WAR 8 returns to Smokey Glen Farm on the famous double loop course. NIKE DryFit Singlets will be included with the first 400 Open and Seeded registered runners . Middle School runners will either receive a new singlet or prior year singlet. BATTLE XC8 STAFF cannot guarantee a specific size singlet. The Post-Race Barbecue Chicken dinner is included in each runners' registration.  Value of the registration is over $45 dollars .

Thanks to Nike's Chairman's past and current support, this event is the public outreach for youth fitness in the fall for the American Running Association.


8th BATTLE OF THE POTOMAC XC CHAMPIONSHIP: MD-DC vs VA-WV in a cross country 5K "battle " of high school runners who live in states bordering the Potomac River. More information and prior year photos and videos can be found at: www.battlexc.com The BATTLE OF THE POTOMAC XC CHAMPIONSHIP is a production of the AMERICAN RUNNING ASSOCIATION (www.americanrunning.org), a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit that is committed to increasing the physical activity levels of America's youth and by encouraging all adults to increase their activity by walking and running.