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Boilermaker Cross Country Course

Directions
Boilermaker Cross Country Course

From Indianapolis
Take I-65 North to State Road 25 (exit 175).
Take a left on State Road 25, towards Lafayette, for approximately 1 mile.
Turn right on U.S. 52. Stay on U.S. 52 for approx. 2 miles to Yeager Road (fourth stoplight).
Turn left on Yeager Road.
Follow ensuing roundaround (approximately 0.25 miles) to Northwestern Avenue.
Make a right on Cherry Lane (first stoplight).
Continue on Cherry Lane to McCormick Road (first stop sign; approximately 1 mile).
Turn left on McCormick Road. Parking for Alexander Field, Boilermaker Cross Country Course, Boilermaker Soccer Complex and Schwartz Tennis Center is on the right.

From Chicago
Take I-65 south to S.R. 43 (exit 178).
Turn right off ramp.
Follow State Road 43 approximately 7 miles to the fourth stoplight (State Road 26 West/State Street).
Turn right on State Road 26.
Turn right at second stoplight (Grant Street).
Follow Grant Street to next stoplight.
Turn left on Northwestern Avenue.
Follow Northwestern Avenue to Cherry Lane. (second stoplight; approximately 1 mile)
Turn left on Cherry Lane.
Continue on Cherry Lane to McCormick Road (first stop sign; approximately 1 mile).
Turn left on McCormick Road. Parking for Alexander Field, Boilermaker Cross Country Course, Boilermaker Soccer Complex and Schwartz Tennis Center is on the right.


Christened on Sept. 8, 2001, with the Purdue Open, the Boilermaker Cross Country Course is one of only three cross country-specific courses in the Big Ten Conference.

The course is the brainchild of former head coach Mike Poehlein, who served the Boilermaker cross country program from 1973 to 2004.

After the 2005 season, the running course was reconfigured, and this past summer more additions were made to mold it into the layout that exists today. The course is situated just south of the Boilermaker Soccer Complex on the west side of the West Lafayette campus.

In its brief existence, the Boilermaker Cross Country Course has served as the host course to the 2002 Big Ten Championships, 2002 and 2008 NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships, and 2001, 2002 and 2004 Indiana Intercollegiates.

The Boilermaker Cross Country Course can be set up for races ranging from 4K to 10K and can accommodate approximately 10,000 spectators alongside the winding running paths.