XC CALENDAR: Click here for the XC schedule of meets, practices, & other team activities
This Google calendar will be constantly updated and will contain the most current events, so please check it regularly.
2012 meet schedule with race times, addresses, & bus times: View or print out a meet schedule
If you cannot view or open PDF files please click here to download a free PDF viewer.
Short, Inspiring Articles You Should Read:
Choosing Success Every Day
Importance of the long run
BRING A WATER BOTTLE AND BEACH TOWEL TO EVERY PRACTICE AND MEET.
PHOTOS: click here for photos
WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR TEAM:
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.
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!
Click here to make a secure, tax deductible donation
- Money donated goes directly to team expenses
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? Print this sponsorship form.
CANES CLASSIC: The Canes Cross Country Classic is our team's fundraiser.
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, and our trips to water/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 CanesClassic.com
. 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. Canes Classic sponsorship form
This is our team's home meet - one of the more popular meets of the season. It features four races - girls varsity, boys varsity, girls JV,and boys JV. 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 flrunners.com
and click "calendar" and select cross country.
SUMMER TRAINING: Summer training is the key to your success in Cross Country.
Your summer training should consist of several easy runs per week plus one long run every week and some cross training. All summer mileage is at a comfortable pace. This mileage base will be your foundation for the season. It takes at least 10 weeks to build a distance base.
You will enjoy the XC season and have success if you commit to summer training. If you put in the work, you will start school in August in the best shape of your life.
Track your summer mileage on this training log.
If you have your own training log/book, please feel free to use that instead.
Training logs will be reviewed by Coach during the summer.
View the training schedule for your level based on how many years you have been running on a team:
1st year | 2nd year | 3rd year | 4th year
For explanation of and directions to the summer group training runs please check our team Google Calendar: Summer Training Calendar
Please bring a water bottle and large towel to every summer training run.
USEFUL LINKS: CanesClassic.com flrunners.com FHSAA.org FHSAA XC
FHSAA Health & Wellness Road Runners Club of America USA Track & Field
Manatee High School MHS Girls' XC MHS Boys' XC MHS Track & Field
2011-2012 School District of Manatee County Academic Calendar
Suncoast Striders Walking & Running Club Bradenton Runners Club DyeStat.com