Once again, UAH is the venue for the Randolph High School Cross Country Classic.  Event organizers expect well over 1,200 competitors, spectators, and support staff to concentrate in the southern portion of the campus, from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Which is why I’m writing to inform you, answer anticipated questions, and provide helpful suggestions


If you work or attend classes in the ENG, VBH, MSB, Optics, JRC, PPB, REC, SKH, Tech Hall or SMAP buildings, your available parking options should not be affected. 

The south side of the W-30 Lot (south of the VBH), will be used for school buses to unload and load ONLY.  A small number of spaces will be designated for handicapped parking as needed. Race planners will post parking attendants to manage the bus traffic. They will also direct arriving families and other spectators to park in the large green space located between John Wright Drive and the W-28 Lot.  Finally, the T-43 Lot southwest of Tech Hall will be available for additional spectator parking.  UAH Police Officers are expected to be stationed in the area of the race to provide additional safety presence and watch for hazardous situations.


As in previous years, heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic is anticipated during the event. Most of this congestion will be concentrated in the southern part of the campus along John Wright Drive and at the intersection of Sparkman Drive.  My recommendation is to avoid the southern campus entrance/exit.  Employees and students needing to drive to Shelbie King Hall and Tech Hall should take Sparkman Drive and enter the Tech Hall parking lots via Technology Drive.  Everyone else should experience few problems entering the campus via Knowledge Drive (main entrance in front of the SSB), Holmes Ave, for those coming from the east or west, or via the northern entrance/exit at University Blvd in front of the Early Learning Center.

I ask that everyone remain mindful of the increased vehicular and pedestrian traffic next Tuesday and drive with added caution throughout the day.   

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Michael R. Snellgrove
Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and 
Chief of Police

To submit an announcement, contact omc@uah.edu.
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