Beach Lake Jamboree gives young athletes room to run
This year’s Beach Lake Cross-Country Running Jamboree will be held Sept. 26 starting at 5 p.m. at Chugiak High.
Each year hundreds of children hit the trails for the event, which features races for kids ranging from Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade. Distances will be 1/4 mile for preK, 3/4 mile for Kindergarten, 1 mile for 1st/2nd graders, 1 1/4 mile for 3rd/4th graders and 1 1/2 miles for 5th/6th graders.
Students are encouraged to register for the event and fill out a waiver at their home school, though there will be a late registration table set up at the event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. All participants will receive a medal.
Schedule of races:
5 p.m. - National Anthem and welcome
5:15 p.m. - Kindergarten girls and boys
5:45 p.m. - 1st/2nd grade girls
6 p.m. - 1st/2nd grade boys
6:15 p.m. - Tot trot (for PreK siblings)
6:30 p.m. - 3rd/4th grade girls
6:45 p.m. - 3rd/4th grade boys
7 p.m. - 5th/6th grad girls
7:15 p.m. - 5th/6th grade boys