Our annual trip to Peoria is this coming Saturday. Our boys race at 11:00am against some of the best Class 2A teams in the State of Illinois. Our entire team (all those healthy enough) will run in the same race as we have unlimited entries and no Open or F/S level this weekend.
Following the race, we will be driving back up the river to Henry, where the team will enjoy a cookout being organized by families of our seniors. The format for this year's picnic is fairly similar.
Please note the following:
Runners who are planning to join us for the cookout, and including any and all family members, are encouraged to give Coach Clarey a head count by Wednesday. Our "grillers" will be getting meat from Ream's Meat Market in Elburn and are preparing to grill for us all. The cost for the grilled main dish, plus tableware and plates, etc. will be $5 per person.
All members of the team and their families should plan to offer $5 cash per person, in an envelope with family name on it, to Coach Clarey or Coach Franklin. We will collect and settle up with the senior class families. Any monies leftover from the offering will be used to purchase bagels for the boys on mornings of future trips.
In addition to the $5 offering, per person, we are requesting that additional delicacies be added to the picnic tables.
Frosh/Soph athletes should bring a dessert or fruit.
Juniors and Seniors plan to bring a dish to pass or appetizer.
If you should have any questions about the picnic, please feel free to catch Coach Clarey after the races on Tuesday evening, at Elburn Woods.
Remember: Cash in envelopes with names, please! Also, if you could write the number of attendees on the front of the envelope, that'd be great.
Looking forward to it!