The 3rd Annual Desert Solstice Cross Country Invitational was at the scenic Crooked Tree Golf Course on September 9, 2016. The 5K course consist entirely of golf course grass and dirt with a large lake in the middle. The course is extremely flat with a short, gradual hill. There were 11 different races ranging from elementary school through high school with a community race. The elementary and middle school aged participants competed in a 1.5-mile race while everyone else ran a 5k (3.1 miles).