Cross week of 8-22

Parents: Here is information you need to know for cross country the week of August 22: This Tuesday is our annual Alumni Race at the Gainey complex. The race begins at 6:00 PM. There is NO transportation for this meet. Please have your child at the Gainey by 4:15. We need to tour the course and warm up together. Don’t forget, all family, friends, or alumni may run this meet with the Eagles. About 15 minutes after the conclusion of the race, there will be a parents meeting near the concession building. ( The kids will be cooling down at this time.) On Saturday we travel to Benzie High School for our first official meet of the season. It’s our longest trip of the season, but a very fun trip as we take the kids to the beach in Frankfort after the meet. ( If you desire, there is an open race at 8:00AM.)Your child will need money for lunch. Here are the details for the day:Bus leaves GR Christian at 5:45 AM. Bus will stop at the Post Drive exit on 131 at 6:10 AM – Any North siders may prefer this option. Please let me know if you will be here.Boys Varsity runs at 10:10Girls Varsity runs at 10:45Boys JV runs at 11:15Girls JV runs at 12:00Awards at 12:45Leave for beach about 1:30Leave Frankfort about 5:30 ishReturn to Post Dr at 7:45Return to High School at 8:00 It’s not too early to talk about the large invites we host. The Cougar/Falcon at the Eagles nest is in September and the County meet is in October. For both meets, we need volunteers to help run the meets successfully. We need course marshals, parking attendants, water station helpers, finish chute helpers, and a person to hand out team packets. If you can help, please get back to me with your preferred job. No matter what job you do, you will be able to watch your son or daughter when they race. For both races we also need race sponsors. You or your business will be on every tee shirt and will get mentioned several times as a sponsor. The cost is $400.00 for both races or $250.00 to sponsor just one. The nice thing is that 100% of all sponsor money goes directly into our gift account to be used for cross country. Please contact me to be added to the sponsor list. The deadline is Friday, September 9. The kids are looking forward to the races this week! Hope to see you there. Thanks for your support if every way, Doug