Cross Country evening series kicks off Wednesday evening

Above: ARHS’ Cross Country paths are clear for the Wednesday night running series this summer. (images tweeted by @galvinarhs)

Last week, Algonquin Cross Country hoped to kick off its summer running series for all ages. Rain interfered, but the forecast looks clear for tomorrow night. And, according to a coach’s tweet, the trails are also clear for a good run.

The drop-in program is on Wednesday evenings through mid-August. The fee is $5 per runner. The series will feature prizes and changing challenges each week. Events include 5ks and relays.

According to the flyer, no headphones, dogs, or baby strollers will be allowed in the races due to safety concerns.

Here are more details:

Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Algonquin Summer XC Racing Series. In year two of the series, our goal is to provide a means for the community to come together and share a love of running. We have a schedule of events that provide an opportunity for all abilities to excel!. . .

ARHS Cross Country series flyer
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Who: Anyone interested! Any age, ability, or town of residence.

When: Wednesdays July 17th – August 14th

Time: 6:00pm Race Day Registration. 6:30pm Race

Where: Algonquin Regional High School


July 24th – Age Graded, 5km

July 31st – Short Race, 3k

August 7th – Predicted Time Race, 5km

Aug 14th – 2 Person 4 Mile Relay

Aug 22nd – Make up Rain Date

AWARDS: Prize T-shirts to top finishers(based on race type) and high fives!

COST: $5 Please bring exact cash.

ARHS 5k courseWheel Measured 5k Course Map

Race Descriptions:

Age Graded 5k – Participants will run a normal 5k, however finishers under 14 years old, and over 30 years old will have their times converted using the USATF age graded coefficients. Final results will be based on the conversions.

FOR EXAMPLE: A 50 year old running a 27:00 5k is equivalent to a 22 year old running 23:37 5k!

Predicted Time 5k – During registration, participants will predict what time they will run for the 5k race. Results will be scored by how close participants were to their actual race time. No watches!!

2 Person 4 Mile Relay – 2 person teams running alternating 1 mile loops, twice each.

If the event needs to be cancelled for heavy rain/thunderstorms, a notice will be posted on the website by 5:00 pm that day.

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