Summer Runnin’ Race Series to benefit schools’ cross country teams

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By Jessica Hoover

Hamilton Southeastern High School and Fall Creek Junior High School have teamed to put on the 2019 Summer Runnin’ Race Series, held on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. at the HSE cross country course. The two remaining events are a 2K race July 9 and a 3K July 23.

“These races really are to get the feeling of the course (before the upcoming school year),” said Kristine Warski, a parent of one of the Fall Creek Junior High students who is running in the race series. “There will be a time clock so the kids can see their time as they cross the finish line. It is meant to have them race against themselves and do their own personal best.”

The races are for boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade from any school. Students who recently completed their eighth-grade year and will start ninth grade in the fall also are eligible. There will be snacks and drinks available at the end of the course.

Registration for each race is $10. All proceeds from the series benefit the HSE and FCJH cross country teams for course maintenance and needed purchases.

“At our first race, we had 42 kids out there running and it’s been a great time,” Warski said. “We’re hopeful to get even more people interested.”

To register online, visit getmeregistered.com/summerrunnin. T-shirts are available for online purchase for $10. Registration is available beginning at 5:15 p.m. on the day of each race. Parents are encouraged to run alongside the course or run with younger children, if needed. Admission and parking are free.

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