Cross Country

Cross country (XC) occurs in the fall and is open to all 4th–8th grade students.

Participation

YES! We have the green light to start practices ASAP for Middle School XC Team (6th-8th) on Monday, August 9.  Practices for our 4th-5th Grade Program will start on Monday, August 23. See the Live XC Calendar below.

The AL middle school cross country (XC) team is open to 6th–8th grade boys and girls. We also have a 4th-5th Grade XC Program.  All are welcome! There are no try-outs. We are actively seeking diversity in growing our running family. We focus on heads, hearts, and health, and safety. Race distances will vary from 1–2 miles. During this continued time of uncertainty, we will follow the guidelines of our CDC, health department, city, school and state school athletics associations in Missouri and Kansas, implementing safety protocols for practices and meets as needed. Please be patient as we roll out information. Check back here often for updates, see the calendar for dates and the Helpful Documents section (at right) for home workout guidance on off days. Our first full team MS invitational is scheduled for September 7, 2021 at Swope Park.

The entire goal of XC is to social distance (run away) from other people as fast as you can! We will need full cooperation from our kids and parents to make this season happen for the physical and mental health benefits which are so needed at this time. We must all remain adaptable and flexible and, above all, positive! Let’s do this!

Registration is now closed for 4th-5th and MS 2021 Cross Country Season.

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