United Way Cross Country Invitational set for 27th year
NEWTON — The 27th annual Catawba County United Way Cross Country Invitational is scheduled for today at Southside Park with nearly 40 schools registered. The first start will be at 2:40 p.m.
Along with being a chance for some of the best athletes across the region to compete, it is a community service project-oriented event as well.
Event organizer John Hall said he has always wanted the race to be about more than just the competition.
“It has emphasized good life values,” Hall said. “The young people have embraced it. Each year they are doing important and creative work in their communities across western North Carolina.”…..