Welcome back! (and more info)

Thanks for everyone who came out today for the time trial and to eat and socialize at The Goods. A few updates:

SCHEDULE: We have a website link to the team calendar and schedule. You can subscribe to the calendar and get information about meet locations and schedules synched to your own calendar by clicking the BLUE + google calendar link in the bottom corner.
Note that there are several changes to meets next week, including a cancelation of our Friday meet and the whole team attending D’Evelyn on Saturday. 

NEED SHOES? COME MONDAY TO SHOP: Spikes night will be on Monday Aug 19 at Runner’s Roost on Colorado Blvd at Mexico. Athletes and families can shop for shoes, get fitted by experts, and get a discount on purchases. The team also gets a portion of the evening’s sales.

Free pizza for East runners and their families. Click here to let us know if you are coming so Runner’s Roost knows how much pizza to order: Spike Night RSVP

POTLUCK FOR ATHLETES AND FAMILIES: Wednesday, August 21 at 6:00 pm – Team Potluck. Bring enough to serve 8 – 10.

Frosh: main dish; Sophs: side dish, salad or veggies; Juniors: dessert; Seniors: drinks

In addition to this lovely meal, the coaches will provide important information about the cross country season for athletes and their parents.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: We will be hosting the regional championship on Friday Oct 18. This meet is where our runners will potentially qualify for the State Championships and is an important home meet. This is a non-instruction day at East, but we expect to have all of our team there. We will need all parents and athletes, even those not competeing that day, to help us run a successful high-stakes meet. So please mark your calendars and plan to be there. https://easthighxc.com/schedule/

VOLUNTEER TO HELP! We are a big team and we need all the help we can get. This link has a list of jobs that you can do. Sign up here

HELP TRANSPORT TENT TO MEET: We need parents to drive the tent to and front meets so the athletes have a home base and some shade. You can sign up to pick up or drop off at this link.

 

 

Important dates coming up!

Remember the following important dates to launch our cross country season:

Thursday, August 15th is the Angel 2-Mile Time Trial, Battle of the Classes, and Alumni Run.
Class of 2020 Boys and Class of 2021 Girls are defending champions; Time Trial will contribute to Varsity selection for first meet.
Athletes will meet at 3:15pm at the E. Boys Time Trial at 4:05pm, Alumni Run 4:15pm; Girls Time Trial at 4:25pm.
Celebration and Fund Raiser at The Goods following the runs. Open to all current runners, alumni, parents and friends of East XC.  We will have cool East XC swag for sale at The Goods!

 

Monday, August 19 at 6:00 pm – Spike Night at Runner’s Roost on Colorado and Mexico.  Come and shop for your training shoes.   A portion of the evening’s sales will be donated to our team.

Free pizza for East runners and their families.  Click here to let us know if you are coming so Runner’s Roost knows how much pizza to order:  Spike Night RSVP

Wednesday, August 21 at 6:00 pm – Team Potluck.  Bring enough to serve 8 – 10.

Freshmen:  main dish

Sophomores:  side dish, salad or veggies

Juniors:   dessert

Seniors:  drinks, chocolate milk

In addition to this lovely meal, the coaches will provide important information about the cross country season for athletes and their parents.

Official Season begins on Monday, Aug 12

Monday, August 12th is first day of official practice: 3:15pm at the E – Students must attend a minimum of 5 official practices before they can be entered in a meet.
Thursday, August 15th is the Angel 2-Mile Time Trial, Battle of the Classes, and Alumni Run.
Class of 2020 Boys and Class of 2021 Girls are defending champions; Time Trial will contribute to Varsity selection for first meet.
Athletes will meet at 3:15pm at the E. Boys Time Trial at 4:05pm, Alumni Run 4:15pm; Girls Time Trial at 4:25pm.
Celebration and Fund Raiser at The Goods following the runs.

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Cherry Creek Trail Friday Run 7/19

The team will do an urban run on Friday.  You have two options to meet the group:

  1. Meet at the teachers’ lot at 8:00am

OR

2.  Meet at Creekside Park in Glendale at 8:20am.  The park is located at South Cherry and Virginia in Glendale.

Click here to let us know if you are coming and where you will meet the group.  RSVP Cherry Creek Trail Friday Run

Congratulations to Will Daley and Jack Beardshear for their 4th of July race at the Rendezvous Run for Independence!  In their age division, Will came in 1st place (3rd overall) and Jack came in 6th place (10th overall).

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Rendezvous Run for Independence. Third place overall.

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Rendezvous Run for Independence. 10th place overall.

4th of July holiday schedule

Hey runners!

We will have summer practice on Wednesday, July 3.

We won’t have summer practice on Thursday July 4 or a Friday run on July 5.

Did you know that the 4th of July is the second most popular day for community fun runs/races?  Thanksgiving is the first!  Here are some great choices if you want to participate in a 4th of July running event: 4th of July races Colorado

You can also run on your own!

Enjoy!!

 

Meet on Track Thursday morning at 8:00am

Hey runners!

Meet on the track tomorrow morning (June 27) at 8:00am.  Coach Tasker is going take the team through some fun summer drills!

Also, join your teammates for the Lair O’ The Bear trail run on Friday.   Click here to let us know if you are coming:  Lair O’ The Bear Friday Run RSVP

  • Meet at the teachers’ lot on Friday, June 28 at 8:00am
  • Bring a couple of water bottles
  • Wear sunscreen

Trailhead:  Lair O’ The Bear Trailhead Map