Foot Locker Names ASICS Presenting Sponsor Of Its Foot Locker Cross Country Championships

 Foot Locker Names ASICS Presenting Sponsor Of Its Foot Locker Cross Country

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2013

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Foot Locker announced today that ASICS
America will be the presenting sponsor and official apparel, footwear and
accessories provider for the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships through


The Foot Locker Cross Country Championships is the longest running national
high school cross country race, as well as the oldest continuing national
championship in all of high school sports. The four regional races held in
the Northeast, Midwest, South, and West bring more than 10,000 of the nation's
leading high school runners together for the chance to qualify for the
National Finals. The Northeast, Midwest, and South regional races will be
held on Saturday, November 30, while the West regional race will take place on
Saturday, December 7. The Finals will be held on Saturday, December 14 in San
Diego, California.

"ASICS has been a valued partner of our Championships for the previous two
years, and along with them, we look forward to elevating the experience of
this prestigious event for cross country runners throughout the nation," said
Jeanine Zocks, vice president of strategic alliance and events. "We truly
appreciate what the ASICS brand represents and the first-rate experience they
have delivered, and will continue to deliver, to the young runners
participating in our meets. We are looking forward to working with them for
many years to come."

The top ten finishers from each seeded regional race qualify for the Foot
Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals.

Northeast    Saturday, November 30 Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, N.Y.
Midwest  Saturday, November      Univ. of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha,
                30                   Wisc.
South   Saturday, November      McAlpine Park, Charlotte, N.C.
West Saturday, December      Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut,
                7                 Calif.
Finals   Saturday, December      Balboa Park, Morley Field, San Diego,
                14                   Calif.

"ASICS was founded on the principle of being the number one brand for sports
enthusiasts, through commitment, inspiration and motivation to our athletes,"
commented Shannon Scott, director of marketing at ASICS America. "Over 60
years later, ASICS continues to strive on the same principle, by continuing to
create product that delivers the best results for athletes of all ages. We
are honored to join forces with Foot Locker over the next three years to
sponsor the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships and provide young runners
the best tools they need to excel as they grow."

The Foot Locker Cross Country Championships is a stepping stone for many great
runners, including Olympians Ryan Hall, Shalane Flanagan, Kara Goucher, and
2009 ING New York City Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi.

"The Foot Locker Cross Country Championships played a huge part in my high
school running experience, and provided an elite platform to measure skills
against the strongest competitors in the country," said Olympian and current
American marathon record holder Ryan Hall. "It's really great that brands
such as Foot Locker and ASICS are behind distance running and foster the
growth of future runners everywhere."

About ASICS America
Anima Sana In Corpore Sano, meaning "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body," is an old
Latin phrase from which ASICS is derived and the fundamental platform on which
the brand still stands. The company was founded more than 60 years ago by
Kihachiro Onitsuka and is now a leading designer and manufacturer of running
shoes, as well as, other athletic footwear, apparel and accessories. For more
information, visit

About Foot Locker, Inc.
Foot Locker, Inc., operates approximately 3,500 athletic specialty retail
stores in 23 countries in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Through its Foot Locker, Footaction, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker,
Champs Sports, Runners Point, and Sidestep retail stores, as well as its
direct-to-customer channels including, Eastbay, and,
the company is the leading provider of athletic footwear and apparel.

SOURCE Foot Locker

Contact: Gabriella Citrin, Foot Locker, Inc., 212.720.3752 / 917.903.3614
(cell); Melinda Hutcheon, ASICS America, 949.727.7158 / 949.266.7029 (cell)
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