Cross Country championship coming to Huntsville

Video Credit: WAAY ABC Huntsville, AL
Published on July 7, 2020 -
Huntsville Sports Commission is partnering with UNA for the event

Cross Country championship coming to Huntsville

Look live the huntsville sports comission is partnering with the university of north alabama to host an ncaa event in 2021, i'll give you a hint, it involves this cross country facility at john hunt park.

Pkg: the 2021 ncaa division one south region men's and women's cross country championship will be at john hunt park next november.

"we think we are going to have a first class operation when we get ready to host this event."

The huntsville sports commission and the university of north alabama brought the championship to the newly opened course which, una cross country coach, jeremy provence says is spectator friendly.

"this checks all those boxes."

It's just una's third year competiting at the division one level.

Hosting a championship, gives the school exposure.

"it's very exciting heading into year three as a division one institution, and on our second big event, you know hosting a championship race."

Huntsville sports commissino executive director ralph stone, says athletes will appreciate the design of the course.

"well certainly this is a fast course, it was designed to be that way."

Perks for the athletes, and perks for the huntsville.

The event is set to bring in 600 runners and coaches, add in family and fans.

The championship will have an approximate economic impact of $750,000 dollars to the city.

"which will be a big deal for us."

Ll: if you want to see the course before the athletes do it's open to the public.

Reporting in huntsville waay

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