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KHSAA State Cross Country Meet Will Be Held In Bourbon County

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LEXINGTON, KY – After years of hosting the State High School Cross Country Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, this year the best runners and teams around the state will be in Bourbon County off Millersburg Road, where each will be competing for a KHSAA State Championship.

The 2020 KHSAA State Cross Country Meet will be held at the new Bourbon County Cross Country Course at 1054 Millersburg Road (just past the Drive-In) on October 30-31. Maps of the course will be available on the Cross Country website. The time schedule for 2020 will be posted with Class 2A (Bourbon County) to compete on Friday afternoon, October 30. Class 1A and 3A will compete on Saturday, October 31.

“We appreciate the great work of our longtime prior hosts at the Kentucky Horse Park and recognize their need for continual adjustments during the pandemic,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “We have a longstanding relationship with the park and their absolutely wonderful staff. But with their current focus on equestrian events combined with our need to finalize arrangements in a timely manner, this change is necessary for the 2020 state event. Thankfully, this new course offers us a great opportunity to conduct a first-class event for these students who have worked so hard this fall.”

The state meet will utilize wave (staggered) starts and there will be a total of three waves in each class and gender. The boys will compete first in waves numbered 1, 2, 3, and girls will compete in waves numbered 4, 5, 6 in each class. For each of the three waves, starting boxes will be assigned to waves.

Other details will be released in the coming days including ticket sales (which will be only available for purchase in advance and will be digital-only), parking, and other state meet provisions.

As previously committed, the KHSAA will continue evaluating the Department of Public Health data (including items on the new education data portal) and give consideration to any necessary revisions.

Please contact Assistant Commissioner Sarah Bridenbaugh ( should you have additional questions.


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