|OSU Cross Country Course / Cowboy Jamboree|
The Oklahoma State Cross Country Course is the home of the oldest cross country race in the country, the Cowboy Jamboree, which dates back to 1937. Since its inception, the course has offered the over 6,000 runners the chance to run on one of the greatest cross country courses in the country. Every year an outstanding field competes in the Jamboree, with teams traveling from around the country to test their skills on this historic course.
In the beginning, the course was only two miles in length but has now grown into an 8k trek. The course is a 5k loop that is run twice for major championship races. One of those is the Midwest Regional Championship, which was held on the Jamboree course in 1996, 2003 and most recently in 2008. The course also hosted the Big 12 Cross Country Championships in 2010.
The course itself is grass, with wood chips making for a soft surface for the OSU harriers to train on year round. The rolling hills give it an added element that makes the course perfect for training in many different scenarios. The course also has something that many cross country courses do not have in this day and age — steps located in three positions on the course. Each set is three steps, which gives the course the feeling of a typical European cross country course. The many features of the OSU Cross Country Course help runners experience a course that is challenging and unique at the same time. The location is one of the best possible as it is only a half mile from the track and cross country locker rooms, which allows easy access to a great running experience and also optimal conditions for workouts.
Another characteristic which sets the OSU course apart from any other in the country is the fact that it is one of the few courses actually located on a college campus. This provides a great opportunity for not only the team members to utilize the course, but also for the other students and faculty of this great university to have easy access.
The Cowboy Jamboree has grown to the point where it is now one of the largest non-championship races held in the country with hundreds of teams and thousands of participants. Over 80 college and university teams competed at the Jamboree in 2010, and with the traditions that have been passed down over the years the Cowboy Jamboree will continue to be one of the best and longest running cross country meets in the country. One of the main goals of Oklahoma State University and the cross country coaching staff is to continue the experience that so many runners, coaches and spectators have experienced for decades and to continue those traditions for many more years to come.
Oklahoma State University
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|Men's 8K Course Map | Women's 5K Course Map|
|Date:||September 27, 2014|
|Place:||OSU Cross Country, Stillwater, Oklahoma|
|Race Times:||Who||Distance||Start Times|
|College/Jr. College Women
College/Jr. College Men
|Entry Procedures:||Entries will be handled by Don Garrett of DG Productions, Inc out of Oklahoma City.|
|Entry Deadline:||All entries are due by 12 pm on Monday, September 22, 2014.|
|Entry Fee:||USTFCCCA Members: $250.00 per team*
Non-Members: $300.00 per team*
* Men and women are separate teams
$30.00 per unattached runner/open
|Team Scoring:||The first 5 finishers for each team will score. The 6th and 7th finishers will be displacers.
The University race will be scored out as 2 individual races, Division 1 and non-Division 1. The College race will be a third scored race.
|Course Description:||The start is wide enough to accommodate 32 teams and begins up a 300-meter hill. The first gradual turn is 450 meters from the start. The course is 98% grass and is a minimum of 15 feet wide the entire route. There are seven hills on the course. Six of the seven hills are between 50 and 80 meters with the remaining hill mentioned above. The finish is approximately a 200-meter flat straight away.|
|Course Open:||The course will be available for inspection on Friday, September 26, 2014. Course maps are attached. They will also be available at the course. If you are having trouble printing the map, please let Debbie know and she will mailed them.|
|Packet Pickup:||Packets may be picked up at the registration area on the course Friday afternoon after 3 pm and Saturday morning starting at 7:30 a.m.|
|Parking/Directions:||Please send Debbie an email requesting Parking/Direction information.|
|Dressing/Showers:||There are no dressing/shower facilities at the course.|
|Awards:||Trophies will be given to the first and second place team in each race. Individual awards will be t-shirts.|
|Trainers:||OSU trainers will be available at the meet site.|
|Results:||Official results will be available approximately 30 minutes after each race.|
|Contact:||Sean McCabe, Dir. of Operations||(o) 405-744-2102||(c) 405-880-4891|
|Debbie Robinson, Unit Asst.||(o) 405-744-8765||(f) 405-744-9605|