2019 Cross Country
2019 Cross Country
Every fall, thousands of student-athletes of all ability levels participate in cross country across the nation. It’s easy to see why cross country is so popular: It’s a great way for kids to stay in shape, challenge themselves and make new friends. Long-distance running isn’t a solo sport—it’s social. Cross country is centered on the ability to work as a team while developing a sense of self-discipline (toward running and life in general). Best of all, everyone gets to participate; there are no timeouts, no cuts and no benches to sit on and watch while others play.
Cross Country is open to 1st year through 8th year students. If your child will be participating this year, fill out the Montessori registration form you recieved in your email or you may pick one up from Kiana in the Office. Please return it to the Main Office by 3:00pm on Thursday, August 15.
No registration forms will be accepted after Thursday, August 15.
There is a $50 registration fee, which will be posted to your FACTS Account. The fee includes a team T-shirt.
Race Schedule (All races are held on Saturdays. First 3 race locations are TBD)
August 24: Seabury Hall or Central Regional Park 8:00am
August 31: Central Regional Park or Seabury Hall 8:00am
September 7: Kula School 8:00am
September 14: Front Street Mile 11:00am
September 21: Championships - Kamehameha School 8:00am
Weekly practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. We will meet on the school’s Upper Field. Practices will begin on Thursday, August 15.
Unlike track and field, cross country does not take place on a fixed track; runners typically race across open terrain, most often through a combination of fields, hills and wooded areas. Course distances and terrains vary for each race and age level.
Students should wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes to all practices; ideally, shoes designed for long-distance running. They should also bring a bottle of water and a snack. It’s not mandatory, but a running watch is a great tool for monitoring a runner’s time, distance and heart rate.
If a cancellation of a practice or meet is necessary, we will do our best to contact you as quickly as possible. Due to the unpredictable weather upcountry we do have to cancel practices occasionally due to rain. Parents will be emailed prior to the end of the school day if practices will be canceled due to weather. Please check your emails on practice days to check on cancellations.
In addition to cheering us on at meets throughout the season, we encourage you to help out at practices as often as possible, especially if your child is a lower elementary student. Kids love it when their parents get involved and your support is one of the most important ingredients for student success.