You say you plan on being in upstate New York August 17th? You say you're looking for a rip-roaring good time complete with bar-b-q goodies, trail running and members of the opposite sex? Then you better be attending the first annual XC Kick-Off Relays, to be held August 17 in Ithaca, NY. What is it, you may ask? It's a co-ed, intercollegiate, cross country style relay race. You'll run a mile, hand off to your dashing partner, he or she will run a mile, and the whole process will repeat itself until four miles are completed. There will be prizes, food, and excitement. Exactly what kind of prizes and how much excitement can be found at http://www.prism-ads.com/. Make sure you register early and register often. Rules, direction, an FAQ, all can be found on the site. Be there.