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Cross Country Championships take place in Mission Viejo Oct. 26

people running in a race

Runners from six community colleges will compete in Mission Viejo this week in the Orange Empire Conference Cross Country 2017 Championships.

Hosted by Saddleback College, the October 26 event features a women's 5K and 4-mile trek for men along the Village Green and Oso Creek Trail.

The women's race begins at 9 a.m. followed by the men’s at 10 a.m.

The public is invited to cheer on their hometown college athletes. For more information, contact Saddleback College at 949-582-4532.