COUNTDOWN TO THE 2018 State Meet
Sat, Feb 24, 2018


12th Annual OHIO CROSS COUNTRY Middle School and Elementary STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS at Dublin Jerome High School October 21st!

Will you be in our"One Shining Moment" video in 2018? Work hard Runners and all your dreams will come true!

Click here for the 2017 Results

Ohio's Fastest Girl and Boy - 2017

Alyssa Shope, St. Matthew-Columbus 11:21.8 Noah Graham, Marlington Middle School 10:20.6

The Ohio Cross Country State Championship Store is open!

Here is the link to book rooms at our host hotel, the fabulous Columbus Marriott Northwest. It's never too early to book either. I encourage all our teams to stay Saturday night if possible. I can think of no better team building exercise then a night in a hotel filled with runners from all across the state! Located less then 3 miles from the school.

This year our athletes will be running for a ring! We will be presenting our Ohio's Fastest Boy and Girl with an awesome fitted ring in recognition of their achievement!


Spread the word and get your runners involved. It's the most FUN day of the Cross Country Season.

If you are a runner you need to be in the Emerald city October 21st.

"Still THE ONE and only state championships"

Nothing Runs Like The Original!

The first 1200 runners to register will get a free pair of Sunglasses!

What is the one thing EVERY Top 3 finisher would want more than anything else....? Exactly, a GIANT GUMMY BEAR!!! We are giving one to the top 3 placers in every race in 2018!!

This photo says it all guys, this does not happen in Middle School Cross Country anywhere else in the State Of Ohio and maybe not even in the country. This was one of our main goals when we started out 10 years ago to get Cross Country athletes the kind of recognition, respect and visibility that they deserve and OTHER sports get. The pride I felt while looking down at the awards ceremony Sunday is something beyond words. A parent asked me prior to this if they should stick around or just grab their daughters medal and head home...This picture gives a very clear answer to that Question.

Coaches NOW is the time to add the Ohio Middle School State Championship meet to your regular season schedules for 2018! If you already have your limit of 12 meets scheduled consider replacing one of your smaller non competitive events with the state meet and bring your entire team to Dublin and spend a fun filled weekend with your kids.

Click on the stories tab to read some great positive comments about our past state meets. We appreciate every single one!

Total runners in 2007: 444
Total runners in 2008: 554
Total runners in 2009: 616
Total runners in 2010: 857
Total runners in 2011: 974
Total runners in 2012: 1164
Total runners in 2013: 933
Total runners in 2014: 927
Total runners in 2015: 1,253
Total runners in 2016: 1,531
Total runners in 2017: 1,603
Total Teams in 2009: 15
Total Teams in 2010: 49
Total Teams in 2011: 82
Total Teams in 2012: 94
Total Teams in 2013: 70
Total Teams in 2014: 88
Total Teams in 2015: 111
Total Teams in 2016: 144
Total Teams in 2017: 151

Parents and Coaches,

One of the goals of is to help Cross Country Athletes get the same recognition as the other sports get. You can help us accomplish that! Once your team or athlete has entered the State Meet please take some time to send a picture and short write up to your local Newspaper to announce that they will be participating in this years event. If they do well at the meet snap a photo and send to your paper as well.

Please read:

Coaches, Athletes and Parents This is a post season event. This Cross Country event nor is affiliated with, sponsored by or sanctioned by the OHSAA in any way. Athletes may only run in one race during the State Championships.

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