5K slated for Saturday on SM Park cross country course
Runners interested in experiencing what life is like for a high school cross country runner can get a feel for it Saturday, July 31, at Shawnee Mission Park.
The Course of Dreams 5K race will take place on the cross country course, giving runners an opportunity to race on grass instead of pavement — a rare experience in local 5K races — and also to run on one of the most popular high school cross country courses in the area.
Race-day registration will take place between 6 and 7 a.m. Cost is $20 for runners 18 and younger, and $25 for runners 19 and older.
A 2K race for boys and girls ages 13 and younger will begin at 7:15 a.m. The 5K for boys and girls ages 14-18 will start at 7:30 a.m. The open race for men 19 and older will start at 8 a.m. and the women's open race will follow at 8:30 a.m.
Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in each age division.