The Live in Lou XC Classic is Kentucky's Premier Cross Country Showcase
2023 Dates- 9/29-30
GoFan Tickets: Saturday Tickets
Spectators are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance to expedite entry to the meet.
Saturday Race Schedule:
College Races - College Meet Info
College Men's Gold Race #1 9:30am
College Women's Gold Race #1 10:15am
College Men's Blue Race #2 10:45am
College Women's Blue Race #2 11:30am
College Men's Silver Race #312:00pm
College Women's Silver Race #312:45pm
High School Races - 5k Map
High School Boys' Varsity Invite 5k 1:30pm
High School Girls' Varsity Invite 5k 2:00pm
High School Boys' JV Open 5k 2:30pm
High School Girls' JV Open 5k 3:00pm
Middle School Races - 4k Map
Middle School Boys' 4k 3:45pm
Middle School Girls' 4k 4:15pm
Friday Elementary Race Schedule:
5:00pm Co-Ed K-1st 1200m
5:20pm Boys 3rd Grade and Under 2k
5:40pm Girls 3rd Grade and Under 2k
6:00pm Boys 5th Grade and Under 3k
6:30pm Girls 5th Grade and Under 3k
We have an amazing field lined up for a great, full weekend of racing at Tom Sawyer Park! We have over 6000 entrants from Kindergarten through College, including some of the best scholastic runners in this part of the country!
The Meet Page can be used throughout the weekend for fans at home and at the meet to follow everything important before, during, and after the meet.
Before the meet:
Advance Purchase Tickets (please purchase tickets in advance)
Friday Admission- Elementary: Friday GoFan Ticketing (Elementary)
Saturday Admission- College, HS, MS: Saturday GoFan Ticketing (College, HS, MS)
Print Course Maps / View Maps Online (linked above)
View Meet Schedule (above)
During / After the meet:
Live Results Page (including in race splits / scoring)
Live Stream Race for Fans at Home (linked above, blue button)
Course Maps & Schedule (linked above)
Media- Photos & Videos
Entry to Venue: Please give ample arrival time and parking time as we have very large fields and entry/exit of the park will require time and patience throughout the weekend. Please be kind to all meet volunteers and meet personnel.
Info for coaches and common questions:
Tents: Tents may only be set up in the team camp area near the softball fields as identified on all course maps. Elementary coaches with tents will be able to park in the lot nearest the softball field (typically our bus lot) as long as there is space available. Coaches may set up tents during the day on Friday but should not bring any tents before Friday. On Saturday there is no privileged parking for coaches.
Changing Races: Athletes, with bibs and chips, may run in any race they are eligible for. You do not need to report athletes who are running in a different race than they are entered.
Packets: Packets will include bibs, chips, pins, and shoe ties. If you would like course maps, etc. please print them.
Payment Info: You may bring checks to our check-in table (marked on course maps) when you pick up your packets. We will not withhold packets for teams that have not paid, however there will be a late fee of $30 assessed for any team that has a balance at the end of the meet. If you bring cash, please bring correct change for your team. All checks should be made payable to Eastern XC Boosters and should note the school/team name on the check.
All fees are based on meet entries on milesplit before the deadline. If you have added athletes after the deadline, please add $5 for Elementary of MS runners and $10 for HS runners
Event Host: Eastern High School & Louisville Sports Commission
Meet Director: ES/MS/HS Director- Mike Horan- firstname.lastname@example.org
College Director- David Lawhorn- email@example.com
Race Site: E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park- 3000 Freys Hill Rd. Louisville, KY 40241
All teams will be asked to set up team camps in the area near the softball fields and may wish to park in the secondary lot nearer to that site.
Entry Deadline: Entries are due online by Sunday, September 24th
Payment Information: Checks payable to Eastern XC Boosters
12400 Old Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY 40243
Entry Requirements: HS Teams will be allowed 7 varsity entries. JV, Middle school, and elementary teams are not limited in entries but fees are per person, based on entered athletes (not competing athletes). The entry process will be completed on http://LouisvilleXCClassic.milesplit.com
Coaches should be aware of the time schedule when making entries. Athletes unable to complete the course in the allotted time should not be entered.
Entry Fee: High School Entries $10/athlete. Middle/Elementary- $5 per athlete. Fees based on # of athletes entered, not number of athletes competing.
Awards: Awards to top 25 individuals in each race, Team awards to the top 3 teams for each race
Please register your team online at http://LouisvilleXCClassic.milesplit.com so you can be included in meet communication and to be sure your team will be accepted before the event is full.
Questions about the HS/MS/Elementary meet to Mike Horan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
College Meet Information: All information for the collegiate races will be posted on http://loucrosscountryclassic.com. This site is only used for the high school, middle school, and elementary races.
Sanctioning: When you add the meet to your schedule on milesplit or initiate the online meet entry process you will be included on the list of attending teams. The meet will be proactively sanctioned for Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, Missouri, and Illinois. If any teams from outside that area are considering attending, please email meet director email@example.com to see if your school can be added.
High School Team Eligibility: In the high school division only scholastic teams and athletes representing their team will be allowed in the competition. Teams must be either sanctioned or approved by their state association (KHSAA for Kentucky). This includes all member schools and approved homeschool groups. No unattached runners or teams from non-member schools will be allowed to compete.