Grants to six area high school cross country/track and field programs will be given in 2012 for a 13th straight year by the Roxbury Road Race series.

Money is raised via contributions to the runners' T-shirt/grants campaign.

Runners in the 35-year-old weekly series contacted New Milford, Shepaug Valley, Nonnewaug, Brookfield, Pomperaug and Oxford high schools asking what they would do with $600, or some portion of that sum, to improve cross country/track and field programs.

Grants will be announced at May 5's 22nd annual Larry Kershnar 4.3-mile race.

For information, call Scott Benjamin 203-837-9999 ext. 19825 or email