The race is one part of a series of races known as the Grande Prairie College Cross Country Running Series, where runners earn points towards the season championship. The championship will be presented in Grande Prarie in October.
The event is open to anyone who is interested in running, with different distances designated for specific age groups. Grades 1-3 and 4-6 will run for 1.5 kilometres, grades 7-9 and 10-12 girls will run for 3 km and grades 10-12 boys, plus men and women 19 years old and over will run a 5 km distance.
The first person to cross the finish line in each category will win “The Grail” a prize valued at over $100. Medals will also be awarded to runners in all categories based on finishing times.
Draw prizes will also be available to be won by all participants, which are considered to be more valuable than the medals.
The event will also feature refreshments after the races are completed.
The event costs $8 per runner, and registration begins at 9 a.m. at Northern Lights College. The races will begin at 10 a.m. For more information, email Grant at [email protected]
Grailquest has been held for over 20 years and was originally based on the Monty Python movie Quest for the Holy Grail.