Decatur Releases Updates on Youth Cross Country Event

11 Sep, 2020

Due to the pandemic and in an attempt to ensure a safer race for participants and spectators, the Chickasaw Trails Invitational will take place over two days. Small school (1A-4A) races will be hosted on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, and large school (5A-7A) races follow on Saturday, Sept. 12. Both races will be held at the championship course located on the grounds of the Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center.

According to Race Director Stanley Johnson, approximately 3,000 high school runners from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Mississippi will take part in the two-day race. This is the 20th year for the meet, which fills hotels located in both Lawrence and Morgan counties.

Friday, Sept. 11 Small Schools Division race times:

4:00 p.m. Junior High Boys
4:15 p.m. Junior High Girls
4:45 p.m. 1A-2A Top 7 Boys
5:00 p.m. 3A-4A Top 7 Girls
5:30 p.m. 3A-4A Top 7 Boys
5:45 p.m. 1A-2A Top 7 Girls
6:10 p.m. 1A-4A Boys and JV
6:25 p.m. 1A-4A Girls and JV

Saturday, Sept. 12 Large Schools Division race times:

8:15 a.m. Race #1 Boys Division: Varsity Boy’s A or B Team, Limit 7 entries
8:30 a.m. Race #1 Girl’s Division: Varsity Girl’s A or B Team, Limit 7 entries
8:55 a.m. Race #2 Boy’s Division: Varsity Boy’s B or C Teams, Limit 7
9:15 a.m. Girl’s Championship Division, Open Division, Limit 7 Entries
9:40 a.m. Boy’s Championship Division, Open Division, Limit 7 Entries
9:55 a.m. Race #2 Girl’s Division: Girl’s B or C Teams, Limit 7 Entries
10:25 a.m. Race #3 Boys: Boy’s JV Division
10:40 a.m. Race #3 Girls: Girl’s JV Division
11:10 a.m. Middle School Boys Grand Champions Top 7
11:30 a.m. Middle School Girls Grand Champions Top 7
11:50 a.m. Middle School Boys B Team
12:00 p.m. Middle School Girls B Team

Race results will be posted online live at and AHSAA does not allow pets or bicycles at the Oakville Indian Mounds on race days.

Parking is a $5 donation fee.

For more information on the championship course, team registration information and COVID-19 precautions, visit for large school divisions (5A-7A).

The Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center is located approximately 8 miles south of Moulton on Alabama Highway 157 and 1/2 mile from the Jesse Owens Memorial Park.

CONTACT:  Danielle Gibson


Decatur Morgan County Tourism, Inc.

PHONE:  256.350.2028, 800.524.6181



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