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Columbus Junction Cross Country Holds First Night of Fundraiser

The Columbus Junction Cross Country program will hold one of their fundraiser runs today at Chinkipin Bluffs recreation area.

The run is to help raise money for the cross country program to buy entry forms, food and uniforms for the team.

First year head coach Steve Riley said this is something he remembers doing back when he ran cross country, and this is a fundraiser that actually gives back to the community.

“We like the idea of getting the community involved a little bit, get them out walking and running. As far as the fundraiser, it gives [the community] a chance to meet some of the kids on the team,” Riley said. “I think it is just a really good idea for our program.”

Today will be the first of two days for the races, the other will be next week on August 9.

There is a three mile run and a one mile kids run both days, and registration starts at 4:30 with the race starting at 5:30.

You can get registered by calling coach Riley at 319-217-0130 or by going to runlouisacounty.info.