May 26, 2022
Huntsville, AL –RunningLane with assistance from the Huntsville Sports Commission (HSC), Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau and City of Huntsville will be hosting the 2022 RunningLane Track Championships May 27-28 at Milton Frank Stadium.
The RunningLane Track Championships is an amateur level meet that will bring 748 athletes from across 28 different states to compete. The level of talent at this event is unmatched. The Boys Mile is going to be particularly noteworthy as only 14 high schoolers in US history have broken 4 minutes in the mile. James Donahue (4:02), Rocky Hansen (4:02), Lex Young (4:03), Jackson Barna (4:06), Bryce Reeburgh (4:06) will all be chasing history.
“We look forward to welcoming hundreds of athletes to the rocket city this weekend and know this will be another top level event. Providing a great experience while exposing these kids to our city is what it is all about,” Said Mark Russell, Huntsville Sports Commission Executive Director. “Who knows, maybe we will see them back in Huntsville launching their careers in a few years!”
The event will kick off at 6:30 PM on Friday and will run until 10 PM with Saturday running from 1 PM – 10 PM. Parking and admission to the event is FREE. High school races range from Grade 7th to Grade 12th. (2021-2022 school year) Open races include runners who are 6 years of age or older.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have the nation’s top high school athletes coming to Huntsville this weekend for the RunningLane Track Championships,” state RunningLane Head Coach, Will Rodgers. “These kids have trained all year long for this event. This one of kind event is 100% free to spectators and we want to encourage everyone who can attend to come support these runners at Milton Frank Stadium in Huntsville.”
The meet is directed by RunningLane, the same team that brought the Garmin RunningLane Cross Country Championships to the John Hunt Cross Country Running Course in 2020 and 2021. There will be pre-races tonight, May 26 at 5 PM and Friday morning at 9 AM at John Hunt Park.
This event has an approximate economic impact of $660,000 to the city of Huntsville. You can find a full schedule and more information HERE.
The Huntsville Sports Commission is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), organization that promotes and enhances the quality of life in Huntsville by identifying, recruiting, promoting, and staging sporting events and meetings. For more information, contact Brooke Izzo Shaughnessy, Director of Marketing & Communications by phone at 256.883.3769 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.