On Friday, October 12, Wisconsin Lutheran College will host the 20th Annual Elite Sport & Spine Cross Country Grade School Challenge at Greenfield Park in West Allis. The Girls' Race begins at 5 p.m.; the Boys' Race starts at 5:30 p.m.
The Grade School Challenge began in 1999 to offer grade school runners a championship event. The hope is that the excitement and sense of accomplishment in qualifying for and participating in an event like this will keep grade school runners interested in the sport of cross country. It is also a fundraising and community outreach event for the cross country teams at Wisconsin Lutheran College.
Participants are Lutheran grade school cross country runners from throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois, as well as other public and private grade schools from throughout the greater Milwaukee area. Participants must qualify for the event as a team or as an individual.