2019 Sign-ups Open: MAY 19thTeam syllabus release (via email): AUGUST 5thFirst Varsity practice: AUGUST 12thFirst Middle School practice: AUGUST 19thLast day to join the team: AUGUST 31st
If you are new to Cross Country (XC), it is a running sport where competitors race outdoors over natural terrain. Every XC course is different, traversing grass, dirt/mud, gravel, hills, fields, and wooded trails. XC is scored as both an individual sport (based on a single runner’s finish) AND a team sport (composite score based on finishing places of the team’s runners). For the Varsity squad (9th-12th grade), all races are 5 km (~3.1 miles) in length. For the Middle School squad (6th-8th graders), races typically range between 1.5-2.0 miles in length, varying from course to course. The Varsity season runs from early August until the first weekend in November. The Middle School season runs from late August until late October.
VARSITY RUNNERS: Please note that the MHSAA has pushed the start of the Varsity's 2019 season 1 week later into August, but did not move the date of first competitions. Expect a meet at the end of Week 1. Use the summer to prepare yourself to race as soon as the season begins.
MIDDLE SCHOOL RUNNERS: New this season... MS runners who can demonstrate on the first day of practice (August 19th) that they have been working hard all summer and are ready to race will be entered in the Bridgman Invitational (3rd day of the MS season). For everyone else, the first competition will be the New Buffalo Invitational, our usual kick-off to MS competition.
Looking for a way to prepare for the XC season? Join LMC's Summer Racing Club (SRC)! You can sign-up for the SRC by going here: https://tinyurl.com/LMCSRC2018