Youth run Tuesday in Billings

Posted on 08 October 2018

Montana Living Outdoors: Youth run Oct. 9 in Billings

YELLOWSTONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY MEET TUESDAY

Races for 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders

Major Sponsors of the race are Kohls Cares, St. Vincent Healthcare, Roger Daniel Insurance, ,montana living, big sky state games billings youth run, The 10th Annual Yellowstone Elementary School Cross Country Meet is Oct. 9 at Pioneer Park in Billings.
The 10th Annual Yellowstone Elementary School Cross Country Meet is Oct. 9 at Pioneer Park in Billings.

The event features nearly 1,000 kids in six one-mile races. The race order will start with 3rd graders followed by 4th graders, and conclude with the 5th graders. Girls will run first in each grade category followed by the boys.  The first race starts at 4:15 p.m.

There is no race day registration.  Race number pick up is Monday, October 8 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at The Mansfield Health Education Center- St. Vincent Healthcare (1233 North 30th Street).   Race-day number pick up is for out of town participants only.  It will be located in the Southeast corner of Pioneer Park and is available from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

The races will be timed and scored.  The top school in each age group and gender will receive an award as well as the top five individuals in each grade and gender.  Two traveling trophies will be awarded. The Spirit Trophy will be awarded to the school with the most participants per capita and the Top Dog Trophy to the school with the most participants.  Participants are encouraged to show their team spirit and wear their school colors.

The purpose of the meet is to introduce young people to a positive running experience. Cross Country is a sport where everyone can participate and individuals can experience success by meeting their personal goals.      

Major Sponsors of the race are Kohls Cares, St. Vincent Healthcare, Roger Daniel Insurance, and ExxonMobil.  Community Sponsors include the Yellowstone Rimrunners, Time Out Sports, and Sodexo. The meet is an event of the Big Sky State Games.

More information is available at yes.bigskygames.org or call the Big Sky State Games (406) 254-7426.  

 

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