Online Registration Instructions
Oct 7, 2023
25th Annual Jesse Owens Cross Country Classic 2023
*Unattached Runners, Sixth Graders and Non Members of the NFHS/State Association are not eligible for the JOC!
***Individual runners and/or teams that do not have 5 runners may participate in the JOC if the runner or runners run for a school that is a member of their states association athletic department which is a member of the NFHS.
Invitation to visit the Jesse Owens Museum on Friday Oct 6 & 7. You don't want to miss out on this great opportunity to visit the birthplace of the legendary Olympian Jesse Owens! For info, click on the link below.
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, Mississippi and Tennessee. The JOC is also sanctioned for KY, AL, FL, GA, MS, & TN through the NFHS as well. 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: Oct 3rd @ Midnight.
*JOC is timed by Dan Passen and Crew - Xpresstiming.com
JOC Race Schedule:
Start Course Division Entries Fee
8:15 5K Silver Div Boys Max 7 $75 (6A-7A Alabama)
8:30 5K Bronze Div Girls Unlimited $75 (4A-5A Alabama)
8:55 5K Gold Div Boys Max 7 $75 (Championship Div, Best of the Best)
9:10 5K Silver Div Girls Max 7 $75 (6A-7A Alabama)
9:30 5K Green Div Boys Unlimited $75 (1A-3A Alabama)
9:55 5K Gold Div Girls Max 7 $75 (Championship Div, Best of the Best)
10:10 5K Bronze Div Boys Unlimited $75 (4A-5A Alabama)
10:15 *Silver Division Awards @ the Amphitheater
10:30 5K Green Div Girls Unlimited $75 (1A-3A Alabama)
10:45 * Gold Division Awards @ the Amphitheater
10:50 5K Red Div Boys Unlimited $30 (6A-7A "B" Teams or JV, not JH)
11:05 5K Red Div Girls Unlimited $30 (6A-7A "B" Teams or JV, not JH)
11:15 *Bronze Division Awards @ the Amphitheater
11:35 *Green Division Awards @ the Amphitheater
11:35 2.1 mi Jr High Div Boys Unlimited $75 (7-9 Grades)
11:55 2.1 mi Jr High Div Girls Unlimited $75 (7-9 Grades)
12:00 *Red/JV Awards @ the Amphitheater
12:30 Jr High Division Awards @ the Amphitheater
*The following info directions to determine the correct division that your team should compete in:
Gold Division (Varsity Div): This division is for the elite runners of any school classification. Limited to 7 runners per this division. This is the Championship Division.
Silver Division (Varsity Div): This division is for schools that occupy 593 students or more in grades 10-12, as in the case for Alabama schools: 6A-7A. Limited to 7 runners per this division.
Bronze Division (Varsity Div): This division is for schools that occupy 592 students or less in grades 10-12, as in the case for Alabama schools: 4A-5A. Unlimited runners per this division.
Green Division (Varsity Div): This division is for schools that occupy 285 students or less in grades 10-12, as in the case for Alabama schools: 1A-3A. Unlimited runners per this division.
Red Division (Varsity Div): This division is for 6A-7A schools (Alabama) (or 593 students or more in grades 10-12) that have registered their team's top 7 runners in the Gold Division and/or the Silver Division. This race is for your "B"/JV team, not JH. You may register runners in both the Gold and Silver Divisions and register your remaining runners in the Red Division.
JH Division: This division is for grades 7-9.
JV Division and the "B"Team/Red are classified as the same division.
$75 per division, not to exceed $400 per school
$30 per Red Division
*******$20 per individual, not to exceed $75 per division in the Gold, Silver, Bronze, Green and JH Divisions. The "B"/Red Division is $20 per runner but not to exceed $30 per "B"/Red Division.
Top 30 finishers in each age group will receive a tee shirts.
Top 10 finishers in each age group will receive medals.
Top 3 teams in each division will receive trophies.
Overall finisher in each division will receive an individual trophy.
Failure to enter the correct division will result in disqualification.
*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 1st.
*You may set team tents up on Friday.
*Only schools that are members of their respected state associations are eligible to participate in the JOC! No unattached runners or club teams are eligible.
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
Decatur Area Hotel Rates for the Jesse Owens Classic: //assets.sp.milesplit.com/meets/404221/files/decatur_hotel_rates_for_jesse_owens_classic_2021.pdf
5K Race Course Map:
2.1 Mile Race Course Map:
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
Quality Inn 256.734.1240
Sleep Inn 256.734.6166
Decatur Area Hotel Info for AHSAA State Championship Meet: //assets.sp.milesplit.com/meets/404221/files/decatur_ahsaa_champion_hotel_rates_2021.pdf
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