The 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships, set to be held this Saturday (Nov. 18) at Panorama Farms in Earlysville, Va., have officially sold out.
This sell-out event, attracting around 5,000 spectators, marks a significant moment for the sport, underscoring its appeal and growing fan base.
Where to watch the championships?
The broadcast coverage of the event is set to be comprehensive. ESPNU and the ESPN App will broadcast and stream the championships live, including a pre-race show starting at 9:30 a.m.
The women’s 6k race kicks off the competitive action at 10:20 a.m., followed by the men’s 10k at 11:10 a.m.
For those unable to attend in person, live streaming of the awards ceremony will be available on WatchESPN and the ESPN app from 12 p.m.
As excitement builds, attendees are faced with a crucial logistical note: there will be no onsite parking at Panorama Farms. Organizers have arranged for shuttle services, the only available parking option, emphasizing the need for early arrival to accommodate the high volume of fans.
Shuttles will operate from Fashion Square Mall, positioned at 1535 E Rio Rd., Charlottesville, Va., with departures scheduled for 6:45 a.m., 7:25 a.m., 8:05 a.m., 8:45 a.m., and 9:30 a.m.
This early start is in line with the championships’ first race, commencing at 10:20 a.m.
Adding to the local fervor, the Virginia men’s and women’s teams are both set to compete, bringing the championships back to Charlottesville for the first time since the 1987 season.
This homecoming adds a layer of excitement for the local community and the university as they anticipate a thrilling display of athletic prowess on their home turf.