Friday, August 15, 2014

3,000 Runners Expected for Annual Chickasaw Trails Cross Country Meet

The first weekend in September, approximately 3,000 high school cross-country runners from Alabama and surrounding states will travel to Oakville to take part in the Chickasaw Trails Cross Country Meet. The annual meet, set for September 6, 2014, will be held at the championship course located on the grounds of the Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center.

According to Event Organizer Stanley Johnson, as many as 3,000 high school runners from Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi will take part in the race. This is the 14th year for the meet, which fills hotels in both Lawrence and Morgan counties.

In addition to the Chickasaw Trails Cross County Meet, the Oakville Indian Mounds also will host the Jesse Owens Classic October 4, 2014, the 1st Place Athletics Northwest Alabama Cross Country Championship October 23, 2014, and the AHSAA Cross Country Meet November 8, 2014. 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

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