Cross week of 8-20

Parents:
It was fun to race in St Johns Friday. I’m interested to get feedback from you and the kids, because although it was a fun event, it was also very late for everyone involved. As we returned to Christian High after 1:00AM, I had second thoughts about the meet with all the parents waiting in cars for the team to return. Please give me your thoughts on the meet sometime soon so we can decide whether to return or not.
We now turn our attention to Benzie, one of the teams favorite meets. The course is fast, the event well run, and we head to the beach in Frankfort after the meet for some fun at Lake Michigan. The races are at the Benzie High School located at 9300 Homestead Road, Benzonia, Mi 49616-0240.  Here are details of the day:
The motor coaches will leave at 5:45 AM from school.
Boys varsity ( 8 at this meet ) run at 10:10
Girls varsity ( 8 ) run at 10:45
Boys JV run at 11:15
Girls JV run at 12:00
Awards at 12:45
Leave for the beach at 1:30 ( Approx)
Leave for home from Frankfort at 5:45ish
Arrive back at school at 8:30
Frankfort is a great tourist town with several restaurants within walking distance of the beach. Be sure to send money for food. Also bring a swim suit, towel, and change of cloths. ( There are restrooms located right on the beach where kids can change.)
I’m not sure if anyone signed up for tent set up, but if so we will bring the tent. If not, we will likely try to set up camp near a shaded area. Please remember the parents may gather for prayer about 20 minutes before our first race. Meet either by the tent or where we set up camp. 
Speaking of prayer, our first scheduled Tuesday team prayer time begins this week. The kids will be introduced to this by Heather Stroobosscher. I’m very much looking forward to this. If you are able, please join us. We plan to pray 3:15-3:30. 
That’s it for this week. Please keep our team and coaches in your daily prayers. We really appreciate it!
Doug