Was this 5k an orienteering practice or a regular race?
It was an XC race, and I agree Ben- it really sucked.
Yeah, it was a normal race.
Lots of school districts are having fall sports this spring, for a shorter period, between the winter sports and spring sports (likely both of those also somewhat shortened). At least that's what's going on here; sounds like it is there too.
Max is (regrettably) playing fall football now, instead of XC.
Yeah, spring XC AND football! Crazy world! Track starts immediately following XC. Not the most fun, but I suppose it is "something".