Summer Kick Off Meeting

We will host our summer kick off meeting on Tuesday, May 24 at 6:00pm in the East Commons (lunch room).

We will talk about summer practice, summer running camp and our weekend fun runs.  This is also a great way for new runners to meet the coaches and for current runners to reconnect with teammates and coaches.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Although summer practice isn’t required, it is a fantastic way to be prepared for the fall season and to connect with new and old running friends.

Summer Overview

Freshmen orientation:

May 31, June 1 and June 2 at East after school with Coach Gwaltney and other East XC coaches.  Come ready to run and bring a water bottle. Exact time to be determined, stay tuned.  To sign up for orientation, click here: Freshmen Cross Country Orientation

Summer Practice:  

Summer practice will begin on Monday, June 6, 2022 at 8:00am.  Meet at the Big E in front of the school ready to run.  Bring a water bottle and wear sunscreen.  We will meet every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning at 8:00am until the first part of August when we will adjust the time to the afternoon. 

Summer High Altitude Running Camp:  

If you haven’t signed up for Summer running camp yet, here is the link: East HS Summer Camp

Camp will be July 26-28 at Snow Mountain Ranch in Tabernash, CO.  The cost is $200. We only have 7 spots left for girls and 8 spots left for boys at the time of this posting.

If it is cost prohibitive for you to attend camp, please contact Coach Spano at ruthspano@aol.com or Coach Kohuth at steven_kohuth@dpsk12.net and to find out about our camp scholarship programs.    

Weekend Fun Runs:  

The “Friday Fun Run” has been changed to the Weekend Fun Run.  These are trail runs led by coaches that start away from the school.  They may be on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, we will post the schedule on the website. The summer team will car pool to a destination and go for a long trail run.  Full disclosure: they may or not be “fun” while you are running them, but it is fun to feel good after you are done. 

Team Captains: 

If you are going to be a senior in the fall and are interested in becoming an XC team captain, stay tuned about the application process.  We will be selecting fall team captains before summer practice begins. 

“Cross country champions are made in the summer.”

Go Angels! 

Let’s help our friends in Superior!

Hey Runners!

As you know, quite a few of the Monarch cross country and track team were affected by the Marshall Fire, and several have lost everything. Our friends Laura Thweatt and Maddie Alm have created a go fund me page to help those families. Please check it out, and if you can, make a donation using the link below.  Stay tuned for more opportunities to help our fellow Region 3 runners.

Thanks!!!

Go Fund Me Fire Relief for Monarch HS Cross Country/Track families

Clarification: Summer camp sign-up

NOTE THAT YOU DO NOT NEED THE POA NOTARIZED NOW. YOU JUST NEED TO REGISTER AND YOU CAN SUBMIT THE PAPERWORK AS IT GETS CLOSER. (feel free to email Jennifer with questions: jareich424@gmail.com)

We are excited to plan our return to the Rockies for East Running Summer Camp 2022. The camp will be July 26, 27 and 28, 2022 at Snow Mountain Ranch in Tabernash, CO. If you would like to attend, please sign up by December 18, 2021 (after which we lose access to the block of rooms and have less capacity to accomodate everyone).

Sign up here:  2022 Summer Camp

Fill out, notarize and return to ruthspano@aol.com the following form: 2021-durable-poa-and-release-agreementDownload

The cost for the camp will be $200. If camp is cost prohibitive for you to attend, please let Coach Kohuth or Coach Spano know and you can receive assistance. steven_kohuth@dpsk12.net or ruthspano@aol.com.Posted in / Notes From Coach /Edit

Summer Running Camp

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Summer running camp:

Summer Camp will be July 26, 27 and 28, 2022 at Snow Mountain Ranch in Tabernash, CO. Please sign up by December 18, 2021 if you would like to attend.

Sign up here:  2022 Summer Camp

Fill out, notarize and return to ruthspano@aol.com the following form: 2021-durable-poa-and-release-agreementDownload

The cost for the camp will be $200. If camp is cost prohibitive for you to attend, please let Coach Kohuth or Coach Spano know and you can receive assistance. steven_kohuth@dpsk12.net or ruthspano@aol.com.

Sign up Now! East High Altitude Camp: July 26-28

We are excited to plan our return to the Rockies for East Running Summer Camp 2022. The camp will be July 26, 27 and 28, 2022 at Snow Mountain Ranch in Tabernash, CO. If you would like to attend, please sign up by December 18, 2021 (after which we lose access to the block of rooms and have less capacity to accomodate everyone).

Sign up here:  2022 Summer Camp

Fill out, notarize and return to ruthspano@aol.com the following form: 2021-durable-poa-and-release-agreementDownload

The cost for the camp will be $200. If camp is cost prohibitive for you to attend, please let Coach Kohuth or Coach Spano know and you can receive assistance. steven_kohuth@dpsk12.net or ruthspano@aol.com.

Summer Running Camp

Summer running camp:

Summer Camp will be July 26, 27 and 28, 2022 at Snow Mountain Ranch in Tabernash, CO. Please sign up by December 18, 2021 if you would like to attend.

Sign up here:  2022 Summer Camp

Fill out, notarize and return to ruthspano@aol.com the following form: 2021-durable-poa-and-release-agreementDownload

The cost for the camp will be $200. If camp is cost prohibitive for you to attend, please let Coach Kohuth or Coach Spano know and you can receive assistance. steven_kohuth@dpsk12.net or ruthspano@aol.com.

Interested in competing in Track and Field this spring?

If you are interested in being a part of Track and Field this spring, you should sign up for updates at the T&F webpage: https://easthightrack.org/

NOTE: the first pre-season meeting is Friday, December 3 at 3:40 pm on the East track. This meeting will provide information on what the preseason training is going to look like. You can also contact Coach Tasker michael_tasker@dpsk12.net with questions.

Banquet THIS Sunday Dec 5

Buy your tickets now for the end of season team banquet this weekend!

Runners and their fans can buy a ticket at this link (and you can donate to the coaches’ gift too if you would like): Banquet RSVP

The banquet is a great chance to celebrate this successful season, congratulate our athletes, and thank everyone who made this season possible. We hope you can make it.

Date:  Sunday, December 5, 2021. Check-in begins at 12:45. Program begins at 1:00.

Where:  Central Park Pavilion, 8801 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

*Note that the event will be both in and outdoors so come prepared.*

Cost:  $15 per person