The Pella and Knoxville Cross Country teams will be hosting the 2nd Annual Lake Red Rock Balloon Fest 5K/10K race on July 13th at 8am. The purpose of the race is to strengthen the bond between the two public high schools in Marion County. It also serves as the primary fundraiser for both programs as participation at each high school has increased greatly over the past seven to eight years. 15 to 20 community businesses have already donated more than $3000 to support these cross country programs. These funds are used to purchase warm-ups, Gatorade, strengthening equipment and other related items that contribute to the safety and development of young runners.