Cross Country Town USA remains to uphold its name in Terre Haute with the 2019 season race schedule line up.
Terre Haute will be hosting a variety of races at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course located at 599 Tabortown Road. With a couple of races in August and September already behind us, we are excited about a double feature on September 21st. The John McNichols Invitational at 9:00 a.m. followed by Conference Indiana (Middle School) at 10:30 a.m. Gates for the races open at 8:00 a.m. Looking ahead, September 25th is the Vigo County Middle School Championships.
October begins with the Nike Valley Twilight evening night race starting at 6:30 p.m. on October 5th. This is one of the newest and most exciting races in the Midwest. October 12th is the IHSAA Sectionals, and October 19th is the Under Armour Pre-Nationals.
Leading the month of November is the IHSAA State Championship Finals on November 2nd; November 3rd is the HCAC (Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships). November 16th, Nike returns with the NXR Cross Regional Midwest Championships.
All of these wonderful races are followed up by the last big race of the year. Terre Haute is proud to say this will be the 13th NCAA Div. I National Championship it has hosted at the cross country course.
With that being said, the attendance level of athletes and spectators is continually growing as running becomes more and more popular. This sport is growing locally and nationally. Terre Haute will likely see 35,000-40,000 pass through the gates at the LaVern Gibson Cross Country Course this season. We hope to see you all there. Please visit laverngibson.com for more information about the races and course.