Manatee Hurricanes

Site updated: June 3, 2020

Manatee High School Cross Country

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SCHEDULE: Click here for the 2020 XC meet schedule

MHS ATHLETICS PAPERWORK:   Everyone must complete the entire athletics paperwork packet and pay the $50 insurance in order to participate in any sport (including summer or pre-season conditioning) at MHS. Once you complete the paperwork packet and pay the insurance, you are cleared for all sports for the entire school year.
NEW 2020-21 athletic paperwork (7 pages) - updated June 3, 2020 *****

PLEASE WAIT UNTIL JULY TO PAY INSURANCE. $50 insurance may be paid by cash, money order, or check payable to Manatee High School with a parent phone number on top of the check and student name on the memo line.
YOU MUST BRING COMPLETED PHYSICAL PACKET WITH YOU TO YOUR FIRST SUMMER TRAINING RUN. If your paperwork packet is not turned in, you MAY NOT run with the team and are not covered by MHS or eligible to see our athletic trainer if you get hurt.

TEAM CALENDAR:   We will use this team Google Calendar for all of our meets, practices, and other team activities. It will be constantly updated and will contain the most current events, so please check it several times per week. This calendar will tell you when and where we practice and what time your ride should pick you up. All events have an end time set so do not wait until practice ends to call your ride; have them arrive at the end time shown on the calendar. Thank you.
Please bookmark this direct link to the calendar on your phone and computer:

TEAM HANDBOOK: 2020 team handbook


SPLITS: 2019 Venice Inv. splits | 2019 Seffner Christian Inv. splits | 2019 North Port Inv. splits

XC TEAM FEE OPTIONS: Please see team handbook above for details.

COMMUNICATION: Click the link below to sign up to receive weekly emails about team activities (practices, meets, team dinners, awards banquet, etc.). We use Constant Contact for team updates. We strongly encourage parents to sign up for these updates and please put your student's name in the "company" field when signing up. Maximum of 1 email sent per week.
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PRACTICE:   We practice every day after school, Saturday mornings when we do not have a meet, and on teacher in-service days, school holidays, and record days, so please plan accordingly. We practice in all weather conditions, except lightning (obviously). If it is raining at the end of the school day, plan on going to practice. We will wait under cover for any unsafe weather to pass.

FACEBOOK: follow our team's page on Facebook for photos, results, meet information, news, and inspiration at

INSTAGRAM: team photos at

TWITTER: follow our team on Twitter at


• Cell Phone, Laptop, Gold & Silver Jewelry Recycling Fundraiser - Collect old cell phones, ink jet cartridges, GPS, graphing calculators, digital cameras, laptops, mp3 players, radar detectors and jewelry. Old, broken, unwanted jewelry in any condition will increase our fundraising a lot!!! Ask local businesses that you visit often - restaurants, doctors, lawyers, hair stylists, any business since many businesses replace their employee cell phones every year. Ask family members, friends, neighbors, teachers, and have your parents ask at work. View the list of items we can submit. Please turn in all recycled items to Coach Rae Ann.

• Purchase MHS Cross Country apparel and gifts - Including hats, sweatshirts, T-shirts, water bottles, stadium blankets, jewelry, license plates, pajamas, iPhone cases, and so much more!

• Participate in and help secure sponsors for the Canes Classic - Encourage all of your family and friends to walk or run in our Labor Day event. It is open to all ages and abilities. Know someone who wants to be a sponsor? Visit and print the sponsorship form.

CANES CLASSIC:   The Labor Day Canes Cross Country Classic is our team's main fundraiser and everyone is expected to participate. Each one of you benefits from the Canes Classic as the money is used to purchase uniforms, warm-ups, team T-shirts, bags, water bottles, and other goodies that you get to keep, the awards banquet dinner, our social events such as past trips to Orlando and Gainesville, entry fees to meets, team dinners, our trips to theme parks, and other fun activities. Our Cross Country parents/boosters have been invaluable with their help with the Canes Classic through generous sponsorships, race day help, and clean up. We could not do this without all of you. For full race details, registration, and sponsorship information, please visit the race Web site at We need help from athletes and parents to bring in sponsorship money for this event.
Please contact Coach Darling Reed if you are willing to help. Thank you.

BRC INVITATIONAL:   This is our team's home meet - one of the more popular meets of the season. We have a partnership with the Bradenton Runners Club as our title sponsor. Our Cross Country parents/boosters are needed to volunteer at this meet. For full race details, please visit and click "calendar" and select cross country.

Short, Inspiring Articles You Should Read:
• Importance of the long run
• Choosing Success Every Day


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Manatee High School        MHS Cross Country        MHS Track & Field

2016-2017 School District of Manatee County Academic Calendar

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2016-2017 Student Code of Conduct        2016-2017 Student Handbook

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Cross Country: If you run it right, cross country is a testament to suffering. Success in this sport requires pushing your body to the brink of exhaustion, demanding all it’s capable of delivering for mile after mile of unforgiving terrain. But you do not suffer alone. You run as part of something bigger. You run as part of a team in its truest sense. And that’s why, when the pain sets in, you keep running.

Girls Coach: Rae Ann E. Darling Reed
"Coach Rae Ann" or "Coach Darling" or "Coach Darling Reed"

Boys Coach: Mike Smith


Please check regularly!
click on event name in the calendar below
to show details like practice end time, location, directions, what to bring, etc.

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