XC info & updates

Posted: September 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

Runners & Superfans,

Here is a list of upcoming activities and races for the cross country team in the next week:

Friday September 23rd – “Run to Fair Grove”. The high school team will be running to Fair Grove for the football game this Friday and would like to invite all parents, alumni, and superfans to join us.  The team will leave the high school at 3:30 and will enjoy a casual pace and plenty of breaks along the 11 mile route to Fair Grove.  We should arrive at the high school around 5:15-5:30.  Participants must provide their own transportation back to Strafford.

Hermitage XC meet at Pomme de Terre Outlet Park. (Just below the dam)

September 24th, 2016 – Bus leaves from SHS at 7 a.m. and should return to school at approximately 2 p.m.

Here is the information from the race director:

Hermitage High School would like to officially invite you to our 10th annual cross country race scheduled for September 24, 2016.

The race will be run at OUTLET PARK located at Lake Pomme De Terre Dam in the Hermitage area.  The course is run on grass, trails and through the wooded area of the park.  It is a true cross country course with multiple hills and beautiful scenery.  The high school race will be a full 5K, while the middle school and Elementary/open races will be around 1.6 miles.  The Elementary/open race will once again be offered for FREE for your younger runners, fans, parents and even you coaches. The race schedule will be as follows:

Coaches Meeting: 8:40 AM

Varsity Boys: 9:00 AM

Varsity Girls: 9:30 AM

JV Boys/Girls: 10:00 AM

MS Boys: 10:40 AM

MS Girls: 11:05 AM

Elementary/Open: 11:30 AM

TEAM Awards: 11:55 AM

** Large and small school divisions will be used this year for each high school race**

Medals: Top 30 in Small School Varsity, small school JV and middle school

Top 20 in large school varsity, large school JV

Top 10 in Elementary and top five in the open

Plaques to top 2 teams in varsity, top 2 in middle school and JV (this may change once we see how many teams and athletes will be attending) and a Sweeps award to the top overall school


9/27 Lamar XC invitational: HIGH SCHOOL ONLY

Students will be released at 1:15 to load the bus and should return to school at approximately 9 p.m.  We will be stopping for food on the way home so students should budget some money for dinner.

This will meet will be serving as a training run only and we will not be running this meet competitively.  Our only goal is to preview the course and to get mentally prepared for districts which will be held at this venue.  The varsity boys will be running this race at a set pace which will be given to them by me.  Once again, my goal is to allow the boys to see and experience the course and still have plenty of fresh legs for a great race at Chile Pepper.


In celebration of a great year of running the cross country team is inviting all runners and their families to join us at Silver Dollar City for “Run to the Lights 5K” benefiting the Caring People.  The team will take a bus after school, eat at McDonalds, have fun at SDC from 6pm-9pm and then run a 5K in the park & through the lights.  It will be a late night and students should plan on being home after midnight.

This is a voluntary event and anyone wishing to go must register themselves and any family online at:  www.runtothelights.com

Cost is $45.00 which gets your runners and their immediate family into the park that night, a commemorative tshirt, an additional pass to the park for a later date, the 5K race, and lots of great snacks after.

These spots will sell out fast so if your interested please register early.


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