SPMS Cross Country Classic | Enormous Turn Out for Annual Run in Garfield Park

Hundreds competed last week in the 12th annual South Pasadena Middle School Cross Country Classic. Aztlan Athletics, which manages the popular Tiger Run in the city each year, hosted the event

PHOTO: Jose Zavala | SouthPasadenan.com News | The South Pasadena Middle School Invitational Cross Country Classic was presented by Aztlan Athletics last week. More than 400 runners competed in the event at Garfield Park

Local middle schools, representing more than 400 runners, competed last week in the 12th annual South Pasadena Middle School Cross Country Classic.

Held in South Pasadena’s Garfield Park, competitions were held in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade categories in the event sponsored and organized by Aztlan Athletics and SPMS.

PHOTO: Jose Zavala | SouthPasadenan.com News | The South Pasadena Middle School Invitational Cross Country Classic was presented by Aztlan Athletics last week. More than 400 runners competed in the event at Garfield Park

“It was successful as the event is being recognized as an important step in preparation for the athletes as they look ahead to the Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational later in October,” said South Pasadena resident Jose Zavala, owner of Aztlan Athletics. “We are striving to build a very compatible regional cross country event for middle schools. We need to focus on this level in order to have consistent success in the Rio Hondo League at the high school level.”

Aztlan Athletics has managed, developed and operated community-based fundraising events since 1974. Among its races is the Tiger Run along the streets of South Pasadena in December.

PHOTO: Jose Zavala | SouthPasadenan.com News | The South Pasadena Middle School Invitational Cross Country Classic was presented by Aztlan Athletics last week. More than 400 runners competed in the event at Garfield Park

The company’s next event is the 4-Mile Hill Challenge starting from Debs Park in Los Angeles. For more information, visit: 4MileHillChallenge.com

 

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