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Cross country: Spectators invited to run Extreme Meet course

Boys' varsity competitors at the 2017 River Falls Extreme Cross Country Meet. RiverTown file photo

The River Falls High School cross country team's season starts Thursday, Aug. 23, when the Wildcats will host their annual Extreme Meet on the campus of UW-River Falls. And this year the team is offering spectators a chance to see what it's like to run through the South Fork of the Kinnickinnic River.

The race starts and ends on the UWRF intramural fields and consists of two laps with each lap consisting of two sections that take runners across and through the South Fork behind the UWRF power plant.

The spectator race will consist of one loop of the Extreme Meet course. Entry fee is $5 and people can sign up the day of the race. Children under the age of 10 must run with an adult.

Races begin at 4 p.m. with the varsity boys followed by the varsity girls, JV boys and JV girls. The spectator race will take place at the conclusion of the high school races.

Bob Burrows

Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.

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