The Harriers are a youth distance running team consisting of boys and girls ranging from 4th to 8th grade.*
XC (Cross Country) season training begins August 1 and runs through the end of October.
XC meets are usually early on Saturday mornings and we travel to 7-8 meets during the season. Meets are held as far as Lakeland, Lecanto, Orlando, Ocala, and Titusville. Races are 1-2 miles.
XC practices are Tuesdays 6:30pm at Idlewild Baptist Church, East Parking Lot, Thursdays 6:30pm at the Upper Tampa Bay Trail in Citrus Park (by Ballyhoo’s restaurant), and Saturdays 7:30am (again by Ballyhoo’s). We run 3 to 4.5 miles on hard days and up to 6 miles on easy days, depending on experience.
Beginners are welcome! We train to the child’s ability, and encourage a positive but challenging environment.
Dues are $80 for the season, plus the cost of the uniform. $50 for siblings.
*Many younger siblings are a part of the Harriers and most meets have an elementary race in addition to the middle school race that they can participate in. We also have some 3rd and 4th graders who are able to keep up with the older kids and run in the middle school races. We have a great group of parents who help out with the coaching and the workouts to make this possible.
We will be having a Q&A meeting for parents in late summer, date TBD. If you have any questions in the meantime, you can email us at email@example.com.