March 15, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jason Sands, Evansville Sports Corporation
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Evansville to host the Cross Country Coaches National Youth Championship
More than 2400 athletes expected for biggest cross country meet in region history
Evansville, IN – The Evansville Sports Corporation will host the 2016 Cross Country Coaches National Youth Championship at Angel Mounds Saturday, November 19. The National Youth Championship will bring more than 2,400 youth athletes ages 6-18 to Southwest Indiana from 32 different states for the biggest cross country event the region has ever hosted. More than 1,200 rooms are expected to be booked at area hotels with total visitors to Evansville anticipated to exceed 6,000.
“Our community is building a great reputation as a premiere sports destination with great venues like Angel Mounds, unparalleled hospitality and a focus on providing a memorable experience for all participants and fans,” said Jason Sands, Executive Director of the Evansville Sports Corporation. “That reputation is helping us secure events like the National Youth Championship that have a significantly positive impact on our local economy,” continued Sands.
Angel Mounds continues to add to its impressive list of cross country championships hosted. Home to the 2014 – 2016 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Midwest Regional and the 2017 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Cross Country National Championship along with the 2015 Missouri Valley Championship and several regional middle school championships; Angel Mounds has been able to provide a unique, historically significant setting to these prestigious championship events.
“Angel Mounds has been a gathering place for over a thousand years, and we’re glad that competitive running is still going on here as it did when the original inhabitants lived and celebrated here,” explained Mike Linderman, Western Regional Manager of Indiana State Historic Sites.
The Cross Country Coaches Association governing body is made up of youth cross country coaches from across the country and their mission is to enrich the lives and promote the health and well-being of young runners across the United States. Previous Cross Country Coaches National Youth Championships have been held in cities across the Midwest including Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; Nashville, TN and Terre Haute, IN.
Hotel rooms for the event were coordinated through the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information on the Cross Country Coaches National Youth Championship, contact Jason Sands, Executive Director of the Evansville Sports Corporation.