All six races are 5,000
meters. Click here for the
National Trail Raceway course map.
Passes shall be provided to competitors and coaches according to the following schedule:
Individuals - # of qualifiers plus one Team
Coaches may obtain instructions, passes and contestant numbers at the pass gate beginning
at 8:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 3.
No packets will
be distributed prior to Saturday.
The General Manager of National Trail has granted permission
for state qualifying teams and individuals to inspect the
cross country course at National Trail the Thursday and
Friday only prior to the State Tournaments. The course
will be open on dates and times to be announced. There is no admission charge on these days.
On Saturday, the course is available for inspection from
8:00 A.M. to 10:30A.M. and between races.
Inspection may take place after a race starts when the last
contestant in the race has passed. The course must be
cleared for the next race five minutes prior to the
scheduled start of the race. Public address announcements
will be made regarding inspection times. Failure to abide by
inspection regulations could result in disqualification of
competitor camps are permitted in the open grass area inside
the Pass Gate. The camp area is adjacent to the south end of
Line. Contestant restrooms are available in the designated
team camp area. Please clean your camp area prior to leaving
The presence of pets and recreation equipment at the State
Cross Country Tournament will not be permitted. Frisbees,
footballs, baseballs, softballs and dogs are prohibited. In
addition, no fences are to be climbed at National Trail
Raceway. Individuals that violate this regulation will be
requested to leave with no refund of the admission fee.
for schedule, scoring, expenses and more.
During the 2011 Cross Country
Championships there was major traffic congestion, so the
OHSAA has worked with local officials to combat this
problem. Please follow the instructions below in order to
expedite the parking process:
- If you are coming from the
east, take Exit 126 off I-70, turn right onto Lancaster Road
(State Route 37), then in one mile turn left onto National
- If you are coming from the
west, take Exit 118 off I-70, turn left onto State
Route 310 (Hazelton Etna Road SW), then in one mile turn
right onto National Road. (Note: Exit 122 Outville
Road/State Route 158 is closed!). Note that school
transportation vehicles coming from the west should proceed
to exit 126 so that they park in Lot A for participants.
- In 2011, many GPS systems instructed people coming from the
west to proceed past National Trail and get off at Exit 126,
Lancaster Road. This caused a huge backup. Please Exit at
118 if you are coming from the West except for school
transportation vehicles (see previous note).
Parking Note: The parking lots are grass and are expected to
be very muddy. Plan and dress accordingly!