2009 Sprint Nationals Awarded to Oak Ridge, TN

Nov. 03, 2008, 10:58 a.m. (ET)

The decision has been made, and the 2009 National Sprint Championships have been awarded to Oak Ridge, TN. They will be held August 20-23, 2009. Many thanks to both Oak Ridge and Lanier for their interest in hosting the 2009 Nationals.

Oak Ridge is a city with approximately 28,000 residents located 20 miles northwest of Knoxville, Tennessee and is just minutes off I-40 and I-75. Oak  Ridge is within a day's drive of two thirds of the United States' population. The city has become a technological hub boasting Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the US Department of Energy's largest research and development laboratory, IPIX International Pictures Corporation, as well as numerous other DOE facilities and programs. Oak Ridge has earned a reputation for its outstanding school system and unparalleled quality of life for its residents. The growing popularity of rowing on Melton Hill Lake certainly adds to that quality.

For questions, please contact Mary Garland at marcycanoe@yahoo.com.

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