Cross Country is a unique and amazing sport. It requires a blend of speed, strength, and mental toughness. Runners compete over 3-mile or 5K courses that offer varied terrain, hills, and sometimes the unexpected (it’s an all-weather sport). Training in the summer, prior to the season, is essential to the success of any runner. Unlike many other sports, Cross Country requires the athletes to have aerobic endurance, strength, and speed. No one is just born with the ability to compete at the high school level in Cross Country. The fitness required to compete well in September-November is earned in June, July, and August.
With this knowledge in mind, we at the Colts Running Club offer summer training for novice, returning, and elite runners who want to compete well in the upcoming season. Runners attending practice are divided based on age and ability and will receive appropriate training based on their goals and experience. Any high-school aged runner is welcome to attend.
Dates: July 9 to August 4, 2018
- Practices are Monday through Saturday from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.
- There are optional afternoon practices from 5:00-6:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
- Registration includes free entry for a 3-mile race on July 28, 2018
- Participation in the race is not required
Where: Most practices start and finish at the Lake Forest Sports Park. We occasionally meet at local trail heads for long runs.
Cost: $225 per runner. Please make checks payable to the Colts Running Club or pay online with PayPal/Venmo.
Includes a 3% convenience fee. Avoid the 3% fee, with a connected bank account, by using Venmo. Send payment to: email@example.com ($225) Credit cards still incur a 3% fee with Venmo.
Who Can Participate: Our practices are open to any runner either currently enrolled in high school or coming into the 9th grade.
USATF Membership: All participants must be USATF members. Signing up for membership is easy and only $20 for the year. Please use our Club Code: 33-0750 when registering. Click Here To Register for USATF.
Required Forms: All Participants must bring the following forms to the first practice they attend.