Battle of Atlanta - cancelled 2020

Hampton, GA

Meet Information

Status of the Battle of Atlanta Cross Country Invitational

We hope this finds you well. The Battle of Atlanta Cross Country meet is one of the largest in the state of Georgia. Each year the meet attracts 3000+ runners and about 5000 spectators. Due to the size of the event we are required to gain a special permit to host. There is a multi-step process involving several county agencies in securing this permit. The various county authorities have always been accommodating in helping us with the process. They love that Nash is used for cross country meets and would like this to continue. This year is no different. However after discussions with the county and other involved groups,  we are cancelling this year's Battle of Atlanta. There are mandates in place that the county authorities must enforce but have no control over. Currently the county is not approving any events beyond 50 people. This will not change until mid-July but there is no guarantee that the limit will be lifted at that time.  We cannot even begin the process of securing Nash until the size mandate and other restrictions are lifted. Once that process begins it takes time to get approval. The earliest we would gain approval, or denial, is the first or second week of August. After reviewing the timeline and the potential that restrictions would require us to cancel anyway, we are canceling now so that teams can make other arrangements. We felt it would be inconsiderate to wait until the last minute with only a small chance that the meet would happen.

We apologize but felt like this was the best course of action.

A couple of points - 

Moving to another date in the season is not possible. The park is booked for other events and there would be conflicts with other existing cross country meets in the state.

The county authorities have always been great to work with. They helped us through the decision making process but were supportive in whatever our decision was going to be.

Right now the smaller October 3rd Nash Farms XC Festival is on. Assuming there are no changes with governmental guidelines, we expect that one to go off as planned.  

We hope things are back to normal in 2021. 

Address of Nash Farms:

100 Babbs Mill Rd, Hampton, GA 30228

For meet entry password email Claud Spinks

Go here for Nash Farms Map and more meet information

Meet Info

You are invited to the 2020 Battle of Atlanta at Nash Farms. Last years meet attracted close to 90 schools and over 3000 runners. The Nash Farms course is a 2.5 loop 95% grass course. Most consider the course moderate in difficulty and it is the most spectator friendly course in Georgia. Spectators are able to see over 90% of each race. The races will be professionally timed by The Perfect Timing Group with chip timing. All races will be chip times and scored. The meet will be sanctioned by GHSA as well as neighboring states if needed.

The Nash course has been home to numerous major high school XC meets, several NCAA D1 meets and conference championships and the 2013 D3 Regional Meet. It is 30 minutes south of Atlanta just off of I-75.

There are many hotels and restaurants within a few minutes of the course.

$5 per spectator over 12 years of age.

2020 MEET SCHEDULE (tentative)

7:30am Varsity Boys 5K

8:00am Varsity Girls 5K

8:35am JV Boys 5K

9:10am JV Girls 5K

9:45am JV Coed 3K

10:15am Varsity and JV Awards (top 20 individuals and team


10:30am Middle School boys 3K

10:50am MS Girls 3K

Middle school awards to follow middle school races.

Awards: top 20 finishers in each race and trophies to the top 3 varsity teams per gender. Special General t-shirts to the top 10 finishers in the varsity races. Trophies to top 3 teams in the JV and Middle School Races.

Here is a link to hotel information:

Entry Deadline and Payment Information

The entry fee is $150 for a Varsity team. If you enter a boys and girls varsity team it is $275 total. JV and middle school entries are free with varsity entries. If you want to enter just a middle school team it is $100.

Entries will done online at

Entry deadline is midnight Aug. 26th

$5 per spectator over 12 years of age.

Send payments to:

Claud Spinks

Eagles Landing High School

301 Tunis Road

McDonough, GA 30253

Make checks to Locust Grove XC

For more information e-mail

Eagles Landing High School