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!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Sycamore Invite Itinerary

Sycamore Invitational
PREPARE!  The forecast calls for a high of 89, and sunny. Light, dry layers, extra socks, and being mentally prepared to RACE are a few things you will need. EAT A SNACK, 4 hours before race time.  Hydrate all day.        
WE NEED TO BE READY TO LEAVE! Board the bus that is leaving at 3:10:
3:05=                      Assemble by trophy cases, Freshmen get water and ice coolers, seniors get a spike box/first aid kit
3:10 =                     Bus leaves                                           
4:00 =                     Varsity Boys Warm Up, all juniors and seniors who are competing
4:45 =                     Varsity Boys Race, NO FANS or RUNNERS EAST OF THE RIVER (see course map)
5:00 =                     FS Boys Warm Up, all freshmen and sophomores who are competing
5:45=                      Boys Frosh Soph Race, NO FANS or RUNNERS EAST OF THE RIVER (see course map) 
6:15=                      FS Cool Down, not on course when JV girls run.  No awards ceremony; packet instead.
7:45=                      Arrive back at Kaneland HS (Estimated)

Teams competing: Aurora Central Catholic, Belvidere North, Burlington Central, DeKalb, Dixon, Elmwood Park, Geneseo, Hampshire, Kaneland, Rochelle, Rock Falls, Sterling, Sycamore, Vernon Hills, West Chicago, Wheaton  St. Francis

**Directions: Take Keslinger Road WEST (NOT PERRY ROAD) to Somonauk Road and turn left. When Somonauk meets up with Perry Road, turn right. Take Perry Road West to Crego Road, and turn left. Course is < 1 mile away

Sunday, August 30, 2015

NEW: Sign Up for Texts from Coaches!

If you wish to receive text messages from the coaching staff, please text @kanela to 81010.

If you have trouble using 81010, try texting @kanela to (630)504-2262.

You can also receive messages via email, by sending an email to kanela@mail.remind.com

We are simply trying to make communication to all families and athletes better. This will be an excellent resource for finding out when the bus will get back to school, what's on tap for the team, reminders about equipment, and more.

You're also welcome to follow us on Twitter:  @coachclarey

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Saturday Practice Moved to KHS

We will hold our practice at KHS this morning. Please come to the East Fitness Center at 7am. We will be done at 8:30, so please have your rides planned accordingly.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Team Pictures on Monday

We have our team photos on Monday at 4:30. Papers for the photo packages were sent home with runners on Friday. You can order packages online after the photo is taken on Monday, if you did not get a form. Forms will also be available on Monday when we take the pic.

Team Building: Day 2

This busy Saturday, the team started with a fast paced 5K workout on the course that we would later help Mark Eddington (KXC Alum) direct. We made it to the Boy Scout Troop 7 All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast, and got our money's worth. Finally, we finished the day at Kuiper's Farm, volunteering to help at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation event that welcomed bike riders who finished 30 and 60 mile treks.

Team Building: Round 1

The team started the day with a max 8 miles of hills at Elburn Woods, followed by breakfast. We split up teams for volleyball, with one team finishing undefeated. Later, the team broke into groups where our upperclassmen and younger runners had the chance to talk about school, racing, leadership, and what will make this team successful this season. We kicked off the last block of our morning with a kickball game. Fielding the ball with popcicles is a challenge!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

2015 Cross Country Gear Order Window Closes Sunday at 11:59pm

Please use the following order code to log into BSN Sports:


When you're there, use this access code:


Team Building Day is ON! 8/15

We will be meeting at Elburn Community Center at 6. In 30 minutes, the storm cloud will be down past Sugar Grove, and we should be good to go! If you check here after 6, plan on meeting us at Elburn Woods.

Don't forget your breakfast!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Welcome Back KXC Family!

The 2015 campaign is beginning on Wednesday, August 12th. Remember to take care of the following, so that you are prepared for all the fun!

Monday's Mandatory Parent Meeting at 7pm at KHS. (Athlete and Parent necessary)

Wednesday's First Practice at 7am, in the KHS cafeteria. (Athlete's physical and ALL registration materials completed are necessary  before participation)

Wednesday's Volunteer Activity #1 at Marklund Home in Geneva, beginning at 12:00pm at KHS (bus ride over).

Saturday's Team Day - Runners will be having breakfast and team building activities following a workout which will start and end at the Elburn Community Center (old elementary school) on Rt. 47. Details will be shared with the team this week. This event will end at 12 o'clock noon (SHARP!), so please have rides organized accordingly.