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Cross Country Season


By Fred Wallace

 Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire ".


It's Cross Country season in the region and while there are many events, large and small, there's annual fixture of 3 races I get to.

The first is coming up Saturday when the Georgian Bay Coyotes hosting the 9th annual Coyote Cross Country Race at the Georgian Bay Community School Athletic Field.

My understanding is that at one point this race was in jeopardy simply over insurance costs and coverage.

Those matters have been cleared up and, maybe, we'll deal with them another today.

For Saturday, the anticipation is that 400+ runners from Grey-Bruce, ranging in age from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 will attend, participate and/or compete in the meet.

A quick reminder to parents, coaches & teachers; the race entry deadline is TOMORROW.

There is NO race-day registration, as Race Day is hectic enough.

The other perennial meets go on back to back days this year.

The annual Bob Atkinson Memorial Cross Country Meet for Bluewater West Elementary student/athletes will be Wednesday October 16th at Saugeen Bluffs in Paisley

Meanwhile, the following day, the 2019 Bluewater East Elementary Cross Country Meet will be conducted at the Kiwanis (Soccer) Complex in Owen Sound

So we'll see you at those events, plus, if the rumours are true.......there's a another significant event that involves running that MIGHT be coming to Owen Sound a year from now.


I'm Fred Wallace

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