Cross Country Championship

WakeMed Soccer Park 5K & 8K Cross Country Course

WakeMed Soccer Park

The WakeMed Soccer Park is a 150-acre multi-use complex operated by the Town of Cary. The park hosts professional soccer matches, college and high school tournaments and other events throughout the year. Fields are available (by reservation only) for low impact field sports such as soccer, youth football, lacrosse and ultimate Frisbee. In addition, a world-class cross country course encircles the park. The cross country course is also available for reservation and is open to the public during park hours when not reserved.

Cary's Soccer Park opened in May 2002. A major renovation took place in 2012, expanding the stadium from 7,000 to 10,000 seats and adding amenities such as locker rooms and luxury suites. The land is owned by the State of North Carolina and the Town of Cary is responsible for operations and maintenance.

WakeMed Cary Hospital has naming rights to the soccer park. WakeMed Cary provides quality health care for the residents of Cary, the western portion of Wake County and surrounding areas. The hospital is centrally located at the corner of Tryon and Kildaire Farm roads in Cary. WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a private, not-for-profit health care organization that operates a network of health care facilities throughout Wake and Johnston counties, including a community hospital in Cary.

Park Features

  • Lighted stadium field, two lighted match only fields & five additional fields
  • Permanent stadium seating for 10,000 with expansion capability
  • Luxury Suites
  • Open air, covered patios
  • Concessions, locker rooms, rest rooms and meeting space
  • Outstanding cross country course with 5K, 6K and 8K courses (adaptable to other distances)
  • 2,600 parking spaces

Park Rules & Regulations.  

  • Athletic fields available via reservation only.
  • No pets allowed in the stadium complex.
  • All pets outside the stadium complex must be kept on leash at all times.
  • Skateboards, rollerblades, scooters, etc. are prohibited inside the stadium complex.
  • Parking allowed in designated areas only.
  • All alcoholic beverages are prohibited on the playing fields and the cross country course.
  • Damage to plants, turf, buildings and equipment is prohibited.
  • Open fires are prohibited.
  • Weapons of any kind are prohibited.
  • Injuring or endangering wildlife is prohibited

Stadium Rules & Regulations:

In order to maintain this premier facility and to ensure the safety and enjoyment of guests, the following items may not be brought into the stadium complex:

  • Weapons
  • Cameras with detachable lenses
  • Video equipment or any recording devices
  • Illegal substances
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Food / Beverages / Coolers
  • Fireworks

Signs and Banners

Signs and banners are allowed if they meet the following requirements:

  • Non-flammable
  • Small enough for one person to hold
  • Do not block the view of other patrons
  • Do not block signage
  • Non-offensive to any person or group
  • Meet the approval of WakeMed Soccer Park & the CIAA.


Other than each team’s videographers and approved, credentialed media entities, the use of video cameras during an event at WakeMed Soccer Park is strictly prohibited. Digital and still cameras will be permitted; still cameras with lenses no longer than four inches are permissible.


Artificial noisemakers, air horns, electronic instruments, cannons, etc., are not permissible.      

Promotional Items

Items (i.e., cups, shakers, flags, etc.) with commercial slo­gans or identification are not allowed on the premises without the permission of the CIAA. Items such as newspapers, caps, t-shirts, etc., may also not be distributed on the premises with­out the permission of the CIAA.