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May, 2019

Blue Knights High School Cross Country Program

The St. Louis Christian Homeschool Sports Association Blue Knights offers a Cross Country (XC) program:

  • The High School program will field teams that compete against local public and private high schools as a MSHSAA affiliate program.
  • The middle school program mostly is a training program with the option to run in the National meet in October.  If there is sufficient interest, we will form a MS team and add a couple of competitive meets against local schools.
  • We need some parents helping out with practices and/or coaching (especially for middle school).

Training Schedule:
  • Athletes should be running on their own June through July (≥3 times per week).
  • HS athletes should minimally be able to run 3 miles without walking by August 1st.
  • Team workouts will start August 1st on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5:00 pm (location TBD)
  • Instructions for on-your-own workouts will be given out by the coaches.

Tentative  Schedule:

 Date Team Location
  • Wed, Sept 4
HS FleetFeet XC Classic 2M @ Parkway Central HS (4:30-6:30; arrive at 3:30 pm)
  • Sat, Sept 14
HS/MS Forest Park XC Festival (7:30-3:30; HS arrival time will vary; MS open 5k is at 7:30 am and MS race is at 3:00 pm)
  • Sat, Sept 21
HS Hazelwood Central @ Sioux Passage County Park (9:00-12:30; arrive at 8:00 am)
  • Sat, Oct. 12
HS Potosi Invitational @ Potosi City Park (10:30-1:30; HS arrive at 9:30 am; MS races start at 12:30 pm)
  • Sat, Oct. 26
HS/MS National Christian Homeschool Cross Country Championship @ Lake Springfield Park, Springfield, MO (9:30 am-12:00)

Anticipated Costs:

  • Cross Country Program Fee - estimated $100 for HS, $0 for MS (pay on own).
  • Blue Knights Organization Annual Family Registration Fee - $25 each family pays this only once per athletic year (June thru May) regardless of how many participants or sports they register for. All levels included as this covers insurance costs.
  • Uniforms – anticipated $30 mandatory, can be used for track as well. Option to add compression shorts for ~$6
  • Miscellaneous/on your own good running shoes, running shorts/shirts/socks/sweats, running spikes (for meets only), Nationals ($15/athlete; optional one night in hotel on Friday, October 25)

If interested, please contact Marv Meyers at [email protected] or 314-606-0361.
Registration is July 1- July 31 ($25 late fee after Aug 1st)

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