The 44th annual Sunfair Invitational Cross Country Meet will be held Saturday September 30th, 2017 at Franklin Park in Yakima, Washington. Over 2000 runners are expected to descend upon Franklin Park for an exciting day of top level competition. In past years teams from British Columbia, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington have participated. The Sunfair Invitational is comprised of 16 races over the 3 mile course at Franklin Park. There is an appropriate race for every member of a team to participate in, including coaches and spectators. The highlights of the day usually occur during the 7 varsity flights, where a single varsity runner from each team (boy and girl) will compete against their counterparts from the other participating teams. The meet begins at 8:45 am with the 3rd-6th grade race and will end at 4:30 pm with the awards ceremony at the base of the terraces. The varsity flights start at 12 noon.
The Sunfair Cross Country Invitational is the largest single-day high school participation event in the Northwest. Brooks has been the major sponsor of the meet for the last seven years and will be there again this year. Brooks awards a brand new pair of running spikes to first place finishers in each of the seven varsity flights. Over 40 local businesses and individuals partner with Brooks Sports and the Eisenhower Cross Country Parents Club to help insure a fun, safe and successful event.
The meet director for the Sunfair Cross Country Invitational is Phil English, Cross Country coach for Eisenhower High School.
Please Note: Boys & Girls will run together in the first six varsity flights. Flight 7 will be run separately. Prior to the start of the Flight 7 races we will be introducing the top competitors. If you have an athlete deserving of recognition at this time please email us with their accomplishments to Administration@SunfairRun.com by September 26th.