Nearly 50 Pelican Rapids Viking Elementary runners participated in a one mile race September 30. Racers kicked off the Glenn Moerke Invitational at 3:45. It was a great opportunity for them to experience cross country running, noted cross country coach Laura Januszewski. “Great job to all runners,” she added. The Glenn Moerke meet has become a Pelican tradition, named after longtime principal Moerke, who helped establish cross country running as a varsity sport in Pelican.