Mark Your Calendars for the 2012 Rust-Buster

published August 2, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Distance runners can begin making plans for the annual Rust-Buster, scheduled for Sept. 8 at Monument Valley Park North. The men's six-kilometer race will start at 8:45 a.m.,with the women's four-kilometer race to follow at 9:30 a.m. The annual race serves as the season-opener for the UC-Colorado Springs cross country programs and for several collegiate cross country teams throughout the region.

Former Mountain Lion cross country runners can compete for free, while unattached runners can compete for $15. The two-kilometer loops will utilize the trails at Monument Valley, which will also play host to some of the top collegiate teams in the nation in October for the 2012 RMAC Cross Country Championships.

The top 15 collegiate student-athletes and top three open runners will earn awards at the ceremony scheduled for 10:15 a.m., after the women's race. Last year's race featured more than 225 men and women.

Registration links on DirectAthletics will be posted closer to the event.

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