GLADSTONE – A change of scenery is in store for cross country runners in Thursday’s Gladstone Invitational.

The meet, traditionally held at the Gladstone Golf Club in the past, will be run on the Beauchamp farm property in Flat Rock for the first time.

“This will definitely be different,” said Gladstone coach Gary Whitmer. “This is almost like running on a golf course. There will be one major hill about a quarter-mile into the race, then there will be a few rolling hills and a lot of grass. The footing is good on the course. The Beauchamp family has maintained it real well.”

The meet starts with the boys’ varsity race at 4 p.m., followed by the girls’ varsity and combined jayvee and junior high events. High school races are 3.1 miles. Junior high runners go two miles.

Other schools expected to be on hand are Escanaba, Menominee, Stephenson, Carney-Nadeau, North Central, Kingsford, Gwinn, Munising, Superior Central, Rapd River, Big Bay de Noc and first-year entry Manistique.

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