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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