KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Ketchikan High School cross country team is back at it again this weekend. But this time, Kayhi will play virtual host.

The First City’s boys’ and girls’ cross country squads will race their home meet at Ward Lake on Saturday. The Kings will run at 9:30 a.m., with the Lady Kings starting their race shortly after the boys finish.

Kayhi will use its regular route, starting and finishing at the bridge over Ward Creek. The road that stretches around Ward Lake will not be closed, so drivers should be aware of the cross country meet underway.

Saturday’s race marks the third straight weekend of virtual competitions, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. But it will be Southeast Alaska’s first virtual high school race hosted outside of the capital city.

Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain high schools traded hosting weekends to start the cross country season.

As always, spectators are welcome during virtual competitions. But social distancing and appropriate face masks are encouraged.