Cardinals run, and roller ski on Northdale before homecoming parade

The first Cardinal Mile Time Trial and Roller Ski Exhibition Mile raced and rolled down Northdale Boulevard the evening of Sept. 25.

The event, hosted by Coon Rapids High School boys’ cross country team, served to promote long-distance running and Nordic skiing programs at the high school.

The out-and-back course followed the Cardinals’ Homecoming parade route from the high school to Crocus Street and back.

The $5 entry fee was collected as a fund-raiser for the boys’ cross country team. However, students enrolled at any of the Coon Rapids elementary schools could run for free and were coached and guided along the way by current members of the high school’s cross country team.

The top three males and top three females in each event won medals.

The Cardinals Homecoming parade immediately followed the run and roller ski event.

Sue Austreng is at sue.austreng@ecm-inc.com

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