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The existing running track surface was comprised of crushed granite and was neither practical nor safe when conducting sprinting or other running tests. With the need to continually test all employees and cadets in the area of physical fitness, a reliable and safe running surface was absolutely necessary. In January 2006 a new running track was approved to replace the existing track at the Academy to a new location south of the Administration building. In April 2007 Natex Corporation Architects were hired for design services. In February 2008 the project was advertised for bid and awarded for construction in October 2008 to AAA Asphalt Paving, Inc., General Contractor. Fisher Tracks, Inc was the sub contractor that installed the EPDM rubber granule Poly Mat system. On February 25, 2009 construction was complete and ribbon cutting ceremony occurred today at 11AM.
I was there this morning as all four academy classes along with the training staff, Lieutenant Fausek, Captain Lentschke and Assistant Chief Buenik took the new track for a test ride.
Applicant's, if you are not already running, start! Get in shape now and do not wait until the last minute.