The LHSAA is proud to once again have the City of Natchitoches host the LHSAA Cross Country State Championships, which is set for November 18 – 19, 2013! Natchitoches is honored to have such an elite group of athletes visit its city as they prepare for the Natchitoches Christmas Season with magnificent light displays along beautiful Cane River Lake.
The City of Natchitoches encourages all fans of this year's state cross country meet to take advantage of all that Natchitoches has to offer. The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum is located in the heart of the Natchitoches Historic District, and will be open exclusively for the LHSAA Cross Country State Championship participants at the following times:
- Sunday, November 17 from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Monday, November 18 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Admission to the museum will be free for participating athletes and children under age 12. Admission is $5 for those over age 12 and $4 for seniors and active military personnel. There will be a separate check in table for athletes at the entrance to the museum.
While you are in the downtown district, take a stroll down brick-paved Front Street. Front Street is lined with boutiques, shops and dining options. While they are not normally open on Sunday and Mondays, the following restaurants will make an exception just for teams competing in the LHSAA Cross Country Championship:
- Lasyone’s Meat Pie Restaurant
- The Landing Restaurant
- Maglieaux’s on the Cane
- Mama’s Oyster House
- Merci Beaucoup Restaurant
- Papa’s Bar & Grill
In partnership with the Natchitoches Historic District Business Association, these restaurants will extend normal business hours to accommodate group reservations on Sunday and Monday night. Advanced reservations are required.
With the meet fast approaching, we encourage you to book your hotel reservations now. Natchitoches has numerous hotels and Beds and Breakfasts to make sure your team feels right at home.
We hope that you are as excited as we are about the 2013 LHSAA Cross Country State Championship. The City of Natchitoches looks forward to seeing you soon!