Battle of the Potomac Preview Nov 19, 2010

Over 400 Girls & Boys set to “Battle” on November 20th Can Virginia’s Girls keep their winning streak alive and can Maryland’s Boys dominate again?   The rolling hills of Smokey Glen Farm are ready for the teams to lay the claim, “Best Cross Country State along the Potomac”.  For the fifth year in a row, girls and boys from Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia will meet on a cross country “battlefield.” Their goal is to determine through a series of races which state along the Potomac River can claim the title of “Best in Cross Country” and take home the Potomac Cups. This weekend, there will be more than 400 runners fighting for the POTOMAC XC Cups.  

Former Olympian Craig Virgin to Start Battle XC 5 Nov 16, 2010

 Accomplished long distance runner, world cross country champion, and three-time Olympian, Craig Virgin will serve as the honorary starter and event ambassador for the American Running Association’s 5th Battle of the Potomac XC Championship. The cross-country championship will be held November 20 at Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  The unique State vs State cross country meet pits the best of Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and West Virginia in a 5K race.