COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The national office of the NJCAA announced today that the organization’s championship events committee has expedited its selection process in an effort to find championship hosts for its Division I Cross Country and Half Marathon Championships slated to take place November 2016.
With support from the NJCAA Executive Committee, the championship events committee selected El Dorado, Kansas to host the 2016 NJCAA Division I Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Championships. The men’s 8k race followed by the women’s 5k event will take place on November 12, 2016 at the Prairie Trails Golf Course in El Dorado.
The 2016 edition of the NJCAA Men’s & Women’s Half Marathon Championship was awarded to Gulf Shores, Alabama. The 13.2 mile race will take place on the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, which is part of the Orange Beach Sportsplex, on November 19th.
"This was a necessary action taken by the appropriate committees of the NJCAA," said current NJCAA President Bryce Roderick. "Due to the vacancies the NJCAA was facing with these two events, new sites needed to be identified and selected as soon as possible to ensure proper planning and scheduling for both hosts and our member colleges. We are very pleased with the site selections and confident each host will provide a great championship experience for our student-athletes."
About the NJCAA
Since 1938, the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has served as the governing body of two-year college athletics, offering athletic and academic opportunities to college students. The NJCAA is the second-largest national intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States with over 500 member schools in 43 states. Each year nearly 60,000 student-athletes compete in one of 28 different sports and the organization sponsors 48 national championship events and seven football bowl games. NJCAA Headquarters has been located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, since 1985. For more information visit www.njcaa.org.