Cross Country

We are excited to share that we starting a new cross country team for the 2023 season!  The cross-country season runs from August through October.  This activity is open to all 5th-8th grade students! 

What is cross country?

A cross country team is a group of athletes who participate in the sport of cross country running. Cross country is a long-distance running discipline that takes place over natural terrain, such as grass, dirt paths, and sometimes even trails. The team typically consists of both male and female runners.

In cross country, the runners compete in races that can vary in length but are usually between 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) and 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) for high school and college levels. The races are typically held in parks, open fields, or designated cross country courses that incorporate different types of terrain and natural obstacles.

Cross country teams usually train together and are led by a coach who designs workouts and provides guidance on running techniques, endurance training, and race strategies. The team members often train for several months leading up to the competitive season, focusing on building their aerobic fitness, strength, and endurance.

During races, cross country runners aim to complete the course in the shortest time possible. Team scores are determined by adding up the finishing places of the team's top runners. The team with the lowest score wins. Cross country is known for its emphasis on both individual performance and team success, as runners strive to achieve personal bests while also contributing to their team's overall standings.

Participating in a cross country team can foster camaraderie, discipline, and physical fitness among athletes. It requires dedication, mental toughness, and a willingness to push through physical challenges, as the sport often involves running long distances in varying weather conditions and challenging terrains.

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