Runners of all ages will have the opportunity to support the College of the Canyons cross country and track & field programs by participating in the 45th Annual Cross Country Summer Series on Thursday evenings from July 5 to Aug. 16.
Participants will gather each week to run a 3-mile course that begins at Cougar Field and winds through the Valencia campus and surrounding hills, before concluding at Cougar Stadium. All races will begin at 7 p.m.
The main event is open to runners 10 and older, with more than a dozen age divisions available.
In addition, a special kid's race for participants under the age of eight will be held on the track inside Cougar Stadium at 6:45 p.m. each Thursday.
Each runner will be charged an entry fee of $10 per race for the first six events and $20 for the final race on Aug. 16, which includes a post-run dinner and awards ceremony. Runners also have the option of purchasing a series card for $50, which covers entrance fees for all seven races and dinner at the final event.
Entry to the kid's race is $2, or $25 for all seven races including dinner at the finale. All runners will receive participation ribbons.
Registration fees can be paid prior to the start of the race.
All checks should be made out to "COC ASG," with "Cross Country Summer Series" in the memo line.
Chip timing will be used to track runners, with instant results provided by Podium One Timing at www.cocathletics.com/sports/xc/summercrossseries.
Awards will be given to the top three men and women in each age division after the conclusion of the last event on Aug. 16.
For more information about the 45th Annual Cross Country Summer Series please contact COC cross country/track & field head coach Lindie Kane at (661) 362-3205 or 661-755-8162.
— Photo by Gustavo Orneleas/COC Sports Information