SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Residents of Sullivan got up early this holiday for Sullivan Cross Country’s annual Labor Day Mile Run.

The run is organized by Sullivan Cross Country, a team effort between the high school and middle school runners.

The money raised from the run goes to support both teams.

“This community came out and walked or ran or was pushing a stroller to support the kids in this community. Cross Country is sometimes a forgotten sport, it’s really hard to even be a spectator, but not in our community,” Coach McCammon said.

More than 150 participants raced down Section Street, finishing in front of Sullivan High School. The street was lined with 42 yard signs, which encouraged runners and walkers to keep moving, to do their best and to never give up.

Coach Annie McCammon said those same signs line the Sullivan Golden Arrows Cross Country Course and serve as a reminder of the support from the Sullivan Community.

“It’s a reminder to everyone that comes to the cross-country course that the Sullivan community and businesses support their athletes,” McCammon said.

McCammon went on to say that the cross-country mothers helped make the event possible.

“It’s a total team effort and a win for the cross-country Arrows,” McCammon added.