Decatur Park District inviting youth to participate in special cross country meet

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DECATUR - The Decatur Park District is inviting central Illinois youth to participate in the Autumn Spectacular Cross Country Meet on November 8.

The meet begins at 1:30 p.m. at Fairview Park, and will include distances of 2,000 and 5,000 meters for ages groups of eight and under and nine through 18.  Everyone will receive a participant ribbon, and top finishers will receive awards.

Check-in begins at 12:45 p.m., with a guided course tour being held at 1:00 p.m.  The entry fee for this event is $6 in advance or $10 on the day of the race, and entrants do not need to be a member of a cross country team at their school to compete.  Top finishers will also qualify for the Cross Country Coaches National Youth Championships.

For more information, call (217) 429-3472.

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