Red Deer students McKinley Penninga, left, and Ava Kay ski toward the finish line Tuesday afternoon during the Ski Loppet held at the River Bend Golf Course. Robin Grant/Red Deer Express

Annual Red Deer Public Schools Ski Loppet takes place at River Bend Golf Course

About 500 students raced a three-and five-kilometre course

Roughly 500 students from public schools across Red Deer hit the ski trails this afternoon for the annual cross-country Ski Loppet.

Students in Grades three to 12 raced in three- and five-kilometre races.

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