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10/26/21 – State Cross Country Meet Information

October 26, 2021 Cross Country Blog Updates


Congratulations to all participants and coaches who have qualified for the 2021 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships. First and foremost, we would like to thank the regional hosts for all of their hard work and the success of the regionals this past weekend. There are several items for your review on the cross country page of the KHSAA website, including the state instructions, course maps, lane assignments, directions to the State Site, and the state meet time schedule. To view these items, go to and choose the “State Meet Information and Instructions” dropdown menu. 


Lane assignments have also been posted on the KHSAA Cross Country page and can be viewed under “2021-2022 KHSAA State/Region Results/Entries” at the bottom of the Cross Country page or you can view the links below: 


Participating Teams are also invited to join the KHSAA in a conference call that will take place on Tuesday, October 26th at 2:00 p.m. Details about joining the call have been sent to participating coaches. State Championship details including parking, check-in procedures, ticketing, and other pertinent details related to attending the event will be discussed.


There will not be any available course time for practice. Course maps are available on the KHSAA website and KHSAA staff will share a video of the course during the conference call.


Time Schedule:

Team packets will be available for each class at the indicated time. Please do not arrive earlier than the indicated time or during another class as packets will only be available for each respective class in that specific time window. In addition, the 2021 State Meet will once again utilize bib chips and the collection of unused chips is no longer necessary at the team check-in.

As you have read in the instructions, a maximum of two coaches will be allowed on the course again this year. Coaches must be qualified coaches under Bylaw 25 (have had all the proper training, including the sports safety course, online rules clinic, CPR). Our officials ask that coaches be aware of the course and not interfere with any runners.

Please remind your parents that ALL TICKETS must be purchased online! Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets before they arrive to help ensure a smooth entry. There will be no paper tickets sold at the walk-up gate.

The admission gates will open at 3:00 p.m. for Class 2A, 9:00 AM for Class 1A, and 2:00 PM for Class 3A. Each class is a separately ticketed event. Tickets are available for $12 (which includes the parking fee), with kids 5-and-under, admitted free (but still must “purchase” an online ticket). Fans are reminded that there is no re-entry and that pets are not permitted. Tickets are available in advance for the State Meet. Please visit the following link to purchase tickets:


Cross Country championship apparel is on sale now! Participants and fans are encouraged to order their apparel online this year, however there will be sales on site the day of the event. Apparel can be purchased using the following link: Championship Apparel


The Happy People Coffee Company of Paris is The Official Fuel for 2021 KHSAA Cross Country State Championships. For bulk/team orders please call 48-72 hours in advance to (859) 340-9097 or (859) 340-4900. Individual orders can be made at, click on the link for “Order Food”. A copy of the menu will also be included in the team packet. 



About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 285 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.

The KHSAA staff routinely publishes blog posts to better communicate with its various constituencies and the public. For a list of those blogs, go to



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