2020 Roy Griak Invitational Cancelled

The 2020 Roy Griak Invitational has been canceled in accordance with the Big Ten Conference's move to Conference-only regular-season scheduling for fall sports, including men's and women's cross country.

The health, safety, and wellness of the student-athletes, coaches, officials, fans, and others associated with sports programs, athletic events, and the campus remains the number one priority.

The Big Ten Conference announced last week that if the Conference is able to participate in fall sports (men's and women's cross country, field hockey, football, men's and women's soccer, and women's volleyball) based on medical advice, it will move to Conference-only schedules in those sports. Details for these sports will be released at a later date. By limiting regular-season competition to other Big Ten institutions, the Conference will have the greatest flexibility to adjust its own operations throughout the season and make quick decisions in real-time based on the most current evolving medical advice and the fluid nature of the pandemic.

Alongside the collegiate races, the Roy Griak Invitational has the high school maroon and gold competitions for boys and girls. 

The Roy Griak Invitational is one of the nation's largest Cross-Country events. Each Cross-Country season the Roy Griak holds six collegiate races (Division I-III) and four high school races (varsity and junior varsity) totaling up to over 4,000 runners.

Each year teams and athletes come from all over the country to compete in this illustrious meet. Last year's teams and participants hailed from Colorado, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, California, Minnesota, North Dakota, Florida, Kansas, and Illinois.