To: Parents of Students in Grades 5-8
From: Anthony Anderson, Cross Country Coach
Re: Cross Country Program Announcement
We are pleased to announce we are offering a 5th-8th grade cross country program. This competitive program is open to all boys and girls in the 5th-8th grade. The practices will be held at Whitefield Elementary School. The races will be held weekly beginning the last week in September. A race schedule will be given out to runners when it is finalized. The races will be held against other schools such as Windsor, Gardiner, Winthrop, Augusta, Monmouth and many more. Transportation to the races will be provided.
Cross Country is a running sport and a fantastic way to get and stay fit. Runners generally complete 1-2 miles at each practice and the races are approximately 1.5 miles long. Scoring for the races is based on points. First place gets 1 point, second place get 2 points, and so on. Once you add all the points up for each team’s first 5 runners, that’s the team score. Therefore, each team needs a minimum of 5 runners to score.
If your son or daughter would like to participate email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 441-9738. Our next practice is Tuesday September 4th at 6:00pm at Whitefield School.
Looking forward to the season,
Whitefield Elementary Cross Country Coach