Nike Cross Southwest and Desert Twilight has announced that the cross country venue will be moving to Casa Grande at the Grande Sports World and Francisco Grande Hotel and Golf Resort. The past four years both events have been held at Toka Sticks Golf Resort in Mesa. Toka Sticks will be going through major renovation with plans for a new hotel, convenience store, clubouse, and new cart barn.
Both events have grown considerably and event management feels they may have out grown the venue so it was time to search out a new venue that would be comparable and allow for continued growth. Grande Sports World will have plenty of parking and the Start and Finish will accommodate 3 soccer fields. The course will be very fan-friendly and will be on the Francisco Grande Golf Course, 90% grass. http://www.grandesports.com
The Desert Twilight https://sites.google.com/site/deserttwilightllc/home will be held Friday, October 3, 2014. Nike Cross Southwest http://www.runnerspace.com/nxnsw will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014. Please visit the sites and make reservations early since hotels will fill up quickly. We are excited to partner up with Grande Sports World and make these events better than ever.