More than 800 runners of all ages bolted across the College of the Canyons Valencia campus for the finale of the 37th Annual Cross Country Summer Series Thursday evening. The runners started in right field on the baseball field, running towards the Early Childhood Education Center before taking on the rolling hills of the cross country trails that border the I-5 behind campus. The race came to a conclusion on the Cougar Stadium track.
The event has exploded in popularity growing from less than 50 runners a decade ago, to the record numbers in this years race.
The top three male and female finishers in each of the 13 age groups received medals in an award ceremony held in the Cougar Den after the race. During the awards ceremony competitors enjoyed a dinner provided by In-N-Out Burger.