According to Event Organizer Stanley Johnson, as many as 3,000 high school runners from Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia will take part in the race. Each year, Lawrence and Morgan counties team together to host the prestigious event to meet accommodation needs of participants. The one-day event provides a significant economic boost to both counties through revenues generated from lodging, dining, and retails sales at hotels, gas stations and other local merchants when visited by students and their families.
In addition to the Chickasaw Trails Cross County Meet, the Oakville Indian Mounds also hosts the annual Jesse Owens Classic October 5, 2013, and the AHSAA Cross Country Meet November 9, 2013. The Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center 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 and team registration information, visit http://alabamahighschoolrunner.com