THE OPENER 2021: Mississippi College 2021

Clinton, MS

Meet Information

THE OPENER - 2021 Hosted by Mississippi College

Sponsored by Chick - FIL - A

WHEN: Saturday, September 4, 2021

WHERE: Choctaw Trails, Clinton, MS (5201N. McRaven Rd., Jackson, MS). IMPORTANT: There is a bridge

down on McRaven Rd that may cause a detour to Choctaw Trails. Attached you will find the map with the designated detour route.

ENTRY FEE: $75.00 per gender per race with no school paying more than $300. If you are in a school with less than 5 athletes, there will be a $15 charge for each individual (no unattached runners - must be affiliated with a school). BRING TO MEET, Checks made out to "Mississippi College".

ENTRY PROCESS: ONLINE ENTRIES will begin on July 4th and will close on August 31st at 11:59 p.m. Enter Online at (You may Add, Delete, and Change any time until entries are closed)


9:00 am Boys RED Varsity 5k (unlimited entries)

9:30 am Girls RED Varsity 5k (unlimited entries)

10:10 am Boys WHITE JV 4k(unlimited entries)

10:40 am Girls WHITE JV 4k(unlimited entries)

11:20 am Boys BLUE Middle School 3k (unlimited entries)

11:40 am Girls BLUE Middle School 3k (unlimited entries)

AWARDS: Following the Girls BLUE race. T-Shirts to Top 14 Individual performers and a Team Trophy for 1st place.


Historic Choctaw Trails has been reimagined and redesigned to host the South's best cross-country experience for everyone including athletes, coaches, and spectators. With ample parking for fans, shaded team tent areas for

coaches and athletes, and designated restrooms for both, Choctaw Trails provides everything needed to experience cross country at its finest. The course boasts a starting line big enough to safely accommodate 40 teams and every step will be run on grass. A 30+ foot width at all points, the course affords front-runners, mid-packers, and come-from-behind strategists alike a safe opportunity to compete. Course markings can be found at every

kilometer and every mile, and multiple clocks make it easy to track athlete's times. The last 800m is sure to inspire as it loops adjacent to the finish line, and two sets of bleachers line the final stretch to help spectators cheer athletes through the finish line. From the improved course to the electric atmosphere, Choctaw Trails delivers the ultimate cross-country experience.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY: A certified and licensed athletic trainer will monitor the weather and make the decision to suspend activity in the event of inclement weather. If it is recommended that activity should be suspended the athletic trainer will notify the race director, MC game administrator and the PA announcer.  Teams will be asked to seek shelter by returning to their respective travel bus/van and fans will need to return to their vehicles. Activity shall not resume until given the ALL CLEAR by the athletic trainer. Team swill be given a minimum of 30 mins to warm up before activity is resumed.


Parking: $5 per car for spectators

If you have questions, please contact Matthew Reneker: (330) 949-6528