"Large Schools" Jesse Owens Classic 2020 2020

Oakville, AL

Meet Information


21st Annual Jesse Owens Cross Country Classic Invitational

***Due to the current situation, the 2020 Jesse Owens Classic is now a two day event. The Large School Divisions will compete on Oct 3, 2020.

**The race course will be open for preview on Friday from 8 am. until 7 pm. However, the Small Schools Division will be racing from 4 pm till 6:30, please be cautious and give way to those that are racing if you should be previewing the course between 4 and 7 pm.

*Unattached runners are not eligible for the JOC!

Oct 3, 2020  "Large Schools Division"

Starting Box Assignments:                                                                                                             //assets.sp.milesplit.com/meets/380651/files/joc.boxassignments.largeschools10.3.2020.pdf

5A-7A Alabama     Eligibility Status: 374 students and more grades 10-12

         (Middle Schools 7th-8th grades may register for the Oct 2nd race)

Oakville Indian Mounds Park & Educational Center

1219 Co Rd 187 Danville, AL 35619
Host Site of the AHSAA Cross Country Championships '02-'22
Host Site of the 2008 & 2015 AAU Nationals
Race Director Stan Johnson 256.566.4410

Director of Safety/Medical Operations: Stacy Rose Venue Contact: 256.905.2499
Ambulance Service: Greg's Ambulance Service, Moulton, Al
Encore Sports Medicine Staff Will Be On Site

*Sanctions: The Jesse Owens Classic is sanctioned through AHSAA for Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Tennessee. The JORC will will be please to pursue any other requests. Due to bordering states participation in the JOC, sanctioning will not appear on C2C or AHSAA. Therefore, if you should need verification that the event has been sanctioned through AHSAA, contact Brandon Dean @ AHSAA @ 334.263.6994.
*Register online @ alabamarunners.com Deadline Registration: Sept 30th @ midnight!
*JOC is timed by Dan Passen and Crew - Xpresstiming.com

Race Schedule
*If you register your top 7 in the Open Gold Division, register your next 7 for the Silver, Etc.               *If you register your top 7 in the Silver Division, register your next 7 in the Bronze Div, Etc
8:15    Silver Division Boys (A or B Team), Limit 7
8:30    Silver Division Girls (A or B Team), Limit 7
8:55    Bronze Division Boys (B or C Team), Limit 7
9:20    Gold Division Girls (Top 7) Championship Division (Open Division)
9:45    Gold Division Boys (Top 7) Championship Division (Open Division)
10:00  Bronze Division Girls (B or C Team), Limit 7
10:25  JV Boys 5K (Red Division)
10:40  JV Girls 5K (Red Division)
11:10    Middle School Boys Unlimited Entries (7/8th grade only) (middle schools have the option to race on Oct 2)
11:30    Middle School Girls Unlimited Entries (7/8th grade only) (middle schools have the option to race on Oct 2)
*Awards can be picked up by coaches at a designated area.

*Entry Fees:

$90 per division, not to exceed $360 per school.

*Failure to enter the correct division will result in 

*Please write checks to: Jesse Owens Runners' Club, Inc, Attn Jesse Owens Classic
*Mail check to: Jesse Owens Runners' Club, Inc, P.O. Box 987, Moulton, AL 35650 **Attn: Jesse Owens Classic
*Please note on check: Jesse Owens Classic
*The race course will remain open till 7 pm on Oct 3rd.
*Only schools that are members of their respected state associations are eligible to participate in the JOC!
>Gold Division, Championship Race: Top 15 finishers receive a tee shirt, top 10 finishers will receive medals, 1st finisher will receive a trophy and top 3 teams will receive trophies.                                                                           
> All other divisions: Top 10 finishers receive tee shirts, top 5 medals, top 3 teams will receive trophies and 1st finisher will receive a trophy.
Alabama's best team receives a trophy!

***Medical: Stacy Rose is the director of safety/medical operations. Medical attention will be available at the medical station located beside the finish area. Please be advised that race day conditions can be hot, humid, and physically challenging. Coaches are responsible for the well-being of each athlete and should consider each athletes fitness before entry in the meet.
***Ambulance service is provided by Greg's Ambulance Service, Moulton, AL.
***Parking: There will be a $5 parking fee for all transportation vehicles. Team buses/vehicles park free. All parking proceeds go to the Oakville Indian Mounds Park and Educational Center.
***Security: Security from the Lawrence Co Sheriff's Dept will be hired during the hours of the event, no overnight. Security will be available for team tents that are set up for overnight.
***Facilities: No dressing rooms are available. Portable toilets will be provided in addition to limited restrooms @ the museum and beside the amphitheater.

*No pets or bicycles are allowed in the park per AHSAA!

*$5 donation asked for parking.

*The race course is lodged in a charming historical setting. With wooded trails, a few short hills, packed gravel, a wide open start with thousands of supporters cheering a runner on, the participant is sure to have a fantastic experience and perhaps set a new PR! The race course is ideal for spectating! Hope you will participate in the JOC and share the "Rare Moment" with thousands!

*Be sure to visit the Indian Museum on site of event (256.905.2499) and the Jesse Owens Museum, located 1/2 miles from race venue (256.974.3636.)

Hope to see you at the JOC! Stan Johnson

256.566.4410 neverquitsj@aol.com

Decatur Area Hotel Rates for the Jesse Owens Classic:


5K Race Course Map:


2.1 Mile Race Course Map:


DJ Announcements:

Cullman Area Hotel Rates for the Jesse Owens Classic:

Best Western 256.737.5009

Days Inn 256.739.3800

Econo Lodge 256.734.2691

Hampton Inn 256.739.4444

LaQuinta 256.734.1240

Quality Inn 256.734.1240

Sleep Inn 256.734.6166

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