Welcome to Kaneland Cross Country!

The purpose of this blogsite is to allow full access to the team, practices, history, and future events. Please check back with this blog throughout the summer and fall for new updates on the team. Feel free to share it with friends and family who follow the program!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Baggo Boards Under Construction!

Started building the baggo boards for our first KXC Baggo Tournament, to be held on Sunday, August 26th at Harter Middle School.  Clear your schedules now, so that you are available to play and help out.  More information on this event will be posted soon, but here are a few.

There will be a Youth Division of the tournament in which teams of 2, (high school and under) will play a double elimination bracket with the winners taking home these brand new baggo boards and bags.  This portion of the tournament will begin at 12:30pm.

Our Adult Division (out of HS, and older) will start at 3:00.  Again, a double elimination bracket system will end with the winning team taking home $250 to share.  There will also be cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd place.

We will begin signing up any teams who wish to play by having them email TEAM NAME, 2 players, and the division they will compete in, to kanelandxc@gmail.com.

Youth Division team entry fee is $20, and Adult Division entry fee is $40.  Checks payable to Kaneland High School, with KXC Baggo in the memo line.

Friday, July 6, 2012

New Breakfast Run Added! July 14th @ the Spaetzel's

Sean Spaetzel's family is teaming up with the Messina's and others, to host a Saturday Breakfast Run this coming weekend, on July 14th.  All boys and girls who are interested should plan to arrive at 7:30am for the run.  Breakfast and swimming will follow the run, so BRING YOUR SUITS and TOWELS.

Sean Spaetzel's House:  613 Hickory St.  Sugar Grove, 60554
Contact phone number:  630-466-5388

Run at 7:30, breakfast and swimming follow

Dick Pond ShoeMobile Coming to 7/12 Camp Session

Dick Pond Athletics has been one of the greatest local supporters of high school running.  Glen Kamps, manager of the store chain, will be bringing out his ShoeMobile on Thursday, July 12th, when we run at Anderson Park (just west of Wasco).

Glen will bring out Gatorade for the team, following the workout, and he will also provide a "show and tell" experience on good running shoes and equipment.  Since he's bringing the ShoeMobile, there is quite likely the chance that runners could pick up an extra pair of shoes, socks, or other running products, if needed.  Athletes can bring a check, cash, a credit card or gift card to purchase.  The purpose of Glen's visit isn't as much to make a sale, as it is to treat the kids to a cold Gatorade, teach them a little bit about their running equipment, and make it a fun experience.

This is a simple "heads up" that he's coming, and that all campers should make every effort to join us. 

Directions:  Route 47 North to Rt. 38 EAST (toward St. Charles).  Turn LEFT on Anderson Road (about a mile after 47/38 intersection), and take Anderson to Rt. 64.  Turn right on Rt. 64, and travel east for about 2 miles or so.  Brown Road will be a left hand turn.  On Brown Road, you will find Anderson Park's baseball fields on the left hand side of the road.  We will arrive at 6:20am, and should be finished around 8:20 or so.