District 191 to hold elementary cross country challenge

Students in fifth and sixth grades at all 10 elementary schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 are invited to participate in the inaugural Cross Country Running Challenge, hosted by the Burnsville High School boys and girls cross country teams. Participants will represent their schools in a half-mile cross country-style race at one of three races in May.

Participants can choose to run at any of the three races, which will take place at the district’s junior high schools. The races are set for May 9 at Nicollet Junior High, May 16 at Metcalf Junior High, and May 23 at Eagle Ridge Junior High. The girls’ races will all start at 6 p.m., with boys following at 6:15 p.m., and a sibling/family fun run at 6:30 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded to top individuals by grade and gender, and traveling trophies will be awarded to the elementary schools with the top overall score and with the highest participation.

For more information, contact BHS cross country coach Nate Strand at 952-707-2292 or nstrand@burnsville.k12.mn.us.

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