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10/29/20 – State Cross Country Championships To Debut at Bourbon County XC Course

October 29, 2020 2020-2021 News Releases



History will be made at the 2020 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships, as the meet makes its debut at the Bourbon County Cross Country Course in Paris. This will mark the first time since 1978 that a state cross country championship was not contested at the Kentucky Horse Park. For the 1978 and 1979 seasons, the A and AA Meets were held at the Kentucky Horse Park, while the AAA Meet took place in Louisville. All classes moved to the Kentucky Horse Park in 1980, which served as the home of the state cross country meet ever since.

This year’s event will be contested over two days, with the 2A Meet starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 30. The 1A Meet will take place Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m., followed by the 3A Championship at 3:30 p.m. Attendance is restricted at the event to an allotment of two tickets per participating student-athlete, and only available for purchase online. A full meet schedule is available on the KHSAA website at

This year’s cross country championships will also be streamed LIVE on KYtrackXC and the NFHS Network for the first time. The partnership of the KHSAA, Milesplit and the NFHS Network has been an integral part of the progression of cross country and track and field in the state of Kentucky. Subscribers to the NFHS Network ($10.99 per month) can view all upcoming events (state soccer, field hockey and volleyball championships) along with any on-demand content.

As a reminder to those in attendance, all individuals entering a venue before, during, and after a contest shall wear a mask/face covering. Only the exercising athletes and assigned contest officials in the game on the court/field/mat at that specific moment are exempt from wearing a mask/face covering at all times. Social distancing of at least 6 feet shall be maintained at all times, where feasible.

All spectators must wear masks unless they are eating or drinking at the moment, or seated more than six-feet away from all other spectators and only seated with individuals who reside in the same household. Being more than six-feet away from other individuals does NOT waive the requirement to wear a mask unless the entirety of the group resides in the same household.

Results will be posted at following the conclusion of each race. For more information on the state cross country championships, visit the links below:

2020 KHSAA State Cross Country Championships
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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 284 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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