CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- The first annual Atlanta Track Club Wingfoot XC Classic will be held this fall in Cartersville.
Track club executive director Rich Kenah said the competition for middle and high school athletes also aims to introduce community members to a type of running that may be new to them.
The event will feature several race distances up to a 5K, or 3.1 miles. Runners will travel on a variety of surfaces -- grass, dirt, gravel -- and battle traditional European cross country elements like logs and hay bales.
School cross country teams and the general public alike are invited to attend. Visit atlantatrackclub.org for more information; registration opens in August.
The event will be Saturday, Sept. 26 at Sam Smith Park, which is located at 1155 Douthit Ferry Road.