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Cross Country Course


Located at 59400 Elm Rd., Mishawaka, Indiana, the Elm Road Elementary School grounds are home to the Penn Boys and Girls Cross Country teams.


Penn’s home course is considered one of the more challenging courses in the Northern Indiana Conference.


The course features small, steep hills with one very large hill. It is an all-grass surface.


Runners must complete two laps to run the full 5K IHSAA distance for competitive cross country meets. The length of the straightaway at the start and finish of the course is 200 yards. The course starts with a long straightaway, followed by a couple turns leading to a small hill. As runners continue on, there is another hill, which is steeper than the first. The biggest obstacle follows, a longer climb on a bigger hill on the back of the course.


Penn’s cross country course has portable restroom facilities.

All Penn student-athletes have access to the Lifetime Fitness Center.