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39th Annual
Laguna Hills
Cross Country

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Ocxc starts herE!

Run With Tradition

Established in 1984 with less than 100 runners, the Laguna Hills Cross Country Invitational has grown into one of California's premier meets.

For 38 years, tens of thousands of harriers have raced the Kevin Dempsey Cross Country Course, named in honor of it's designer, the invitational's founder, LHCC Coach 1980-2005, who is affectionately known as the "Father of Laguna Hills Cross Country".


We have hosted generations of CIF and State championship teams and elite athletes who have gone on to NCAA and Olympic competition and glory.


It is our responsibility and goal to give Every-BODY who races our meet, a safe, challenging, fun, rewarding, and memorable experience.

Each runner has got to take that first step somewhere, and we are very proud to be that place in Orange County - OCXC STARTS HERE!


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Registration OPENS on Saturday, August 12, 2023 on

Registration CLOSES on Sunday, September 3, 2023 at 11:59 pm.


We will have in-bib disposable chip timing (this has required us to increase registration fees slightly, but we hope that you still feel our meet is a good return on your investment).

  • 1-7 runners per-race = $10. per-runner

  • or, unlimited (7+ runners per-race) = $70.

Full-team (boys, OR girls)  7+ runners per-race, in 4 races  x  $70  =  $280.

* Minimum fee per-team = $50.


Full-program (boys AND girls)  7+ runners per-race, in 8 races  x  $70  =  $560.

* Minimum fee per-program = $100.


Note: Calculate your teams' fees based on your registrations. 


Please do not register athletes who are not fit.


Please do not register athletes you do not intend on racing.


You will be charged based on your registrations and their associated bibs and chips, not who you end up racing.

Please make checks payable to:  Laguna Hills Cross Country

Please bring (do not mail) your checks to Coaches' Check-In. 

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Race Schedule & Divisions

Gates open to the stadium at 5AM for volunteers and competitors (we are not responsible for tents set-up early).

The first race starts at 7:45am, last race at 11:40am.

Athletes are to report to the Clerk Of The Course race-ready 15 minutes before their scheduled race time.


* The Heat Index Race Schedule will be implemented if deemed necessary by the Meet Director. Coaches will be notified by email on the Thursday prior to the meet if it is to be utilized.

Divisions will be posted after registration closes.

* Divisions are based on enrollment, but are NOT the same as CIF divisions (3 LH Invite divisions vs. 5 CIF divisions), and are balanced based on registered teams for safe and fair competition.


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Coaches Corner

Coaches' Corner

Thank you for choosing the Laguna Hills Cross Country Invitational for your racing schedule. We welcome you, your team, and fans to HAWK HIGH and the City of Laguna Hills!

BUS/VAN DROP-OFF/PARKING: Teams bus/van drop-off/parking will be along Laguna Hills Drive. No-Parking signs will be bagged and you will not be ticketed during the event.


COACHES' CHECK-IN: Upon receipt of registration fees. Coaches (only) will receive their packets including: Coaches' Meet Day Instructions, Divisions, Race Schedule, Course Map, Facility Map, Program, Coaches Wristbands, Bibs (w/ attached chips and pins), and a Trash Bag, 

COACHES' CORNER: For any questions on race day, the Coach's Corner will be located at the West end of the stadium directly under the score board.

CHIP TIMING: The race will be professionally chip timed utilizing disposable in-bib chip timing. Bibs are numbered and chips programed for registered runners only. Do not exchange bibs with another runner or gender. 

AWARDS: The top 20 athletes in each race will receive a custom Laguna Hills Invitational Dry-fit T's, and the first place team in each race will receive 5 Team Champion bags.

T-SHIRTS & VENDORS: There will be a variety of commemorative and kooky meet T'shirts for $15, as well as food and beverage concessions- cash preferred but credit cards accepted. Running shoes, apparel, and equipment will also be for sale inside the event.

RESULTS: Results will be posted below, and on all major California and National cross country websites.


Spectators & Parking 

The Laguna Hills Cross Country Invitational loves spectators!


We are a spectator friendly meet with lots of accessible cheering and     photo-op areas for racing fans (we only ask you please stay off the course, track, and football field).

Races start and finish in the the Laguna Hills High School Stadium.


Parking and admission to the event are both FREE!

SPECTATOR PARKING: Spectator parking can be found on the Laguna Hills Campus, Laguna Hills Community Center, and up Paseo de Valencia south of Alicia Parkway (bus/van parking is along Laguna Hills Drive).


* No-Parking street signs will be bagged and you will not be ticketed during the event.


* Do NOT park in the shopping centers adjacent to campus, YOU WILL BE TOWED


T-SHIRTS & VENDORS: There will be a variety of commemorative and kooky meet T'shirts for $15, as well as food and beverage concessions, cash and credit cards accepted. Running shoes, apparel, and equipment will also be for sale inside the event.

Spectators & Parking


Our invitational has been able to thrive thanks to our amazing community of volunteers.

If you are interested in being part of one of the largest cross country invitationals in the state please let us know and what your talents are.


We can definitely use you in this fun and rewarding event that showcases our program, school, and city!


The Invitational Volunteer meeting is scheduled for August 30, 2023 at 6:00pm in the LHHS-MPR.


Parents and guardians of Laguna Hills athletes are expected to volunteer.


Alumni please come back to the Nest - the Invite is always a reunion!


Walk-up volunteers are welcomed if you cannot attend the meeting.

Please email: if you would like to volunteer.

Volunteers are to report to the Volunteer Check-in at 6AM!

2018 LH CC Invite - Top Teams


Results will be posted here and on all major cross country websites.

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2019 - LHCC - TOP-100 INDO
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