Cross Country

We are excited to start preparing for this year's Cross Country season! If you enjoy running and being a part of a team please come out and join us. All races are 1 mile long.

Team Registration

- Team Registration is free
- Team Registration will be completed using the following link:

- All runners must register to be a part of the team
- Team shirts are optional and can be ordered using the following link: The team shirt store will close on 8/26 at 11:59pm.
- Team Registration closes August 26th at 11:59pm

Students must be in grades 3-5 to participate in Cross Country

Practice Schedule

- Practice is after school until 3:30 pm.
-Students will meet in the Gym after changing clothes (if needed).
-Pick up will be at the back of the building ( door #7) for students in 3rd Grade and 4th Grade.
-5th Grade students will be picked up at the main entrance (door #1).
-If you have children in multiple grades, the students will be picked up at the location of your oldest child. For example, if you have a 3rd and 5th grader you will pick up at the front entrance.
-Please have a sign with your child’s name on it hanging in the car window for dismissal.

Tuesday, Aug 31

Thursday, Sept 2

Tuesday, Sept 7

Thursday, Sept 9

Tuesday, Sept 14

Thursday, Sept 16

Tuesday, Sept 21

Thursday, Sept 23

Tuesday, Sept 28

What is needed for practice?
- Running shoes
- Active Wear
- A water bottle
- A note from a parent stating that they will be staying after school for Cross Country practice (this must be done for every practice)

Races Information

- Parents are responsible for registration and payment for all races will be completed online.
- Parents are responsible for transportation to each race
-The link for registering will be below the race once we have the information. Please check back frequently throughout the season 

 Race 1: Otter Classic race @ Carroll Middle School Friday, September 10, 2021 (Deadline is September 4th at 11:59 pm)

 Race 2: Kinderlauf race @ Swiss Heritage Village in Berne, IN
Friday, September 17, 2021  (Deadline is September 10th at 11:59 pm)

 Race 3: Husky Hustle (@ Hickory Center Elementary School) Friday, September 24, 2021 (Deadline is September 16th at 11:59pm)

 Race 4: Cougar Chase (@ Perry Hill Elementary School) Thursday, September 30, 2021(Deadline is September 24th at 11:59pm)

Behavior Expectations
-Students will be given two strikes before they are dismissed from the team (first strike=warning, second strike=dismissal). 
-The coaches will be the judge of whether or not a situation is worthy of a strike.
Students will receive a ticket at the end of practice that will be given to the parent/guardian to make sure everyone is aware of what happened.
-If a student goes to Y-Care after practice, students will need to take the ticket home and have it signed by the next practice. Some situations that can warrant a strike are:

  • Hitting
  • Kicking
  • Tripping
  • Pushing
  • Being disrespectful to coaches or other students
  • Not staying on task/leaving designated area
  • Not behaving during pickup

Final Information
-All communication will be done via email and the webpage (under the "Activities" tab)
-Please check it frequently for updated information.
-Any questions please contact coaches Kristen Desper, Matt Kochert, and Karen Williams

GO Cougars!