At the 15th annual Union Hill Empire Mine Run, more than 340 elementary and junior high runners competed for precious medals at a state park known for yielding gold.
Seventeen Nevada and Placer County schools competed in the mile-long course, featuring several heats based on age groups with medals going to the top 10 finishers from each group.
At right: Kyah Montgomery came in first in the fourth-grade girls race.
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— Photos for The Union by John Hart