Decatur, Ala. – The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) will hold its 39th annual State Cross Country Championship at the Oakville Indian Mounds Park on November 12, 2011. Hosted by the Jesse Owens Runners' Club, approximately 1,500 elite runners from across Alabama will take part in the race to be held on the championship course located on the grounds of the Oakville Indian Mounds Park and Museum. The first race begins at 8:30 a.m.
According to Coach Stan Johnson of the Jesse Owens Runners' Club, this is the Club's tenth time to host the state event and the championship course is great for spectators who want to witness competitive racing from the sidelines. Admission is free. A small parking fee will be charged daily.
Oakville Indian Mounds and Park is located approximately 8 miles south of Moulton on Alabama Highway 157 and 1/2 mile from the Jesse Owens Memorial Park. For more information on the championship course, visit www.alabamahighschoolrunner.homestead.com and click on "Oakville Indian Mounds Cross Country Course".
For more information on AHSAA, visit its website at www.ahsaa.com.
About The Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCCVB)
The Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit organization promoting tourism and economic growth in Morgan County. For information on special events and attractions in Decatur, contact the DMCCVB at 800.524.6181 or 256.350.2028; or visit its website at www.decaturcvb.org.