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10/29/19 – Cross Country State Meet Information

October 29, 2019 Cross Country Blog Updates


Congratulations to all participants and coaches who have qualified for the 2019 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships. First and foremost, we would like to thank the eight regional hosts for all of their hard work and the success of the “super regionals” this past Saturday.

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 Kentucky Horse Park, and the state meet time schedule. To view these items, go to and choose “State Meet Information and Instructions”.

Practice time is once again available on Friday, which is the only day that practice is allowed. The times available are from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (ET). SafetyTec will be available for medical needs and TeamIP, the KHSAA official novelty vendor, will be on site. Buses shall park in the lower lot of Alltech Arena during the practice times as course officials, many student-athletes, and KHSAA staff will be walking the area.

Lane assignments have been posted on the KHSAA Cross Country page and can be viewed under “2019 KHSAA State/Region Results/Entries” at the bottom of the Cross Country page. On Saturday, the team packets will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. Please do not arrive earlier than 7:30 a.m. Please note, the team check-in area has moved and details are available on the website. In addition, the 2019 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 the campground is the only part of the KHP where spending the night is allowed. Admission gates will open at 8:00 a.m. with tickets available for $10, with kids 10-and-under, admitted free. Fans are reminded that re-entry is not permitted. The Kentucky Horse Park will be charging a $5 parking fee per car upon entry into the park. Finally, please make sure that fans are aware that pets are not permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park in the area past the admission gate.

Tickets are available in advance for the State Meet. Please visit the following link to purchase tickets:

We look forward to seeing you at the Kentucky Horse Park this Saturday.



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 280 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.

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