(August 30, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Kids' Cross Country Run Takes to the Trails October 16

SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service) — Centenary cross country, Red River Road Runners and Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation (SPAR) have partnered to host a kids' cross country run on Saturday, Oct. 16 in conjunction with Centenary's annual Invitational collegiate meet.

Kids Fun Run

Centenary head cross country coach Shelley Armstrong encourages all elementary and middle school runners to participate. The kids will run a 2K (1.25 miles) race at 10:30 a.m. following the collegiate men and women races.

The run will take place at the Disc Golf Course off of Clyde Fant Parkway and Stoner Ave. in Shreveport. Cost to participate, it is a $5 per middle/elementary school participant or $50 total for schools with 10 or more runners.

Participants may register up until 10 a.m. on the day of the race.

Entry forms for the Kids' Cross Country Fun Run can be downloaded directly from this news release as well as from the Centenary Athletics website. For more information, contact Shelley Armstrong at 318-869-5277 or email.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 373 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.