The “Melon Field Project”, at Rocky Ford High School is almost complete. The final touches will be made in 2018. The artificial turf surface and all weather track has taken some time to complete but soon the Meloneers will have a new home for football and track & field. Rocky Ford’s Cross Country and Track & Field Head Coach Ron Shepherd announced yesterday that there would be a couple of events to “open” the complex.
A Holiday 5K Run/Walk will be the first event to use the new track. Also included with race is a 1 mile Kids Race. This event is on December 16th. Registration is at 7:00am and the 5K Race begins at 8:00am. The kids race will be at 9:00am. Registration fee for the races are $10 and 1 can of food. The cans received will be donated to the Rocky Ford Food Bank. A t-shirt is included in the fee. The 1 mile Kids Race is free.