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EPXC's Road to State starts NOW!!

First off, YAY, summer is finally here and school is out!

From here till the end of the cross country season, either Coach Harris or Coach Stafford will send a weekly email to you all with updates on a variety of things related to Estes Park Cross Country. If there are runners or potential runners that you are aware of that are not receiving Coach Harris (alexander_harris@psdr3.k12.co.us) or Coach Stafford's (tony_stafford@psdr3.k12.co.us) email please let us know and we can add them to the distribution list; or have them send us an email.

Without further delay, please read in detail below for upcoming and important info:

First Day of Summer Training:

The first 'official' day of EPXC's Summer Training is on Tuesday, June 5 at 5:30PM at the Stanley Hotel. For the entire summer will have organized team runs every Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. PLEASE, PLEASE make arrangements with your employer to make as many summer practices as possible. Also, if you will be traveling/vacation, let us know as well so we can recommend mileage while you are out-of-town. COMMUNICATE is gonna be key! All of EPXC's training runs are on EPXC's team calendar HERE.

ANNNND, some sort of meal after every run!

PARENTS: All of you are invited to these runs as well. Please organize with each other.

***IMPORTANT*** We failed to mention in the last email that both coaches highly recommend some sort of hydration pack for the Wednesday trail runs. Various sizes and price points can be found at the Estes Park Mountain Shop. These packs can also hold small nutrition bars, gels, etc., which are lifesavers on longer trail runs.

Fall Sports Physicals:

Every athlete for every year they participate in any EPHS sport needs a sports physical on file. It is better to do it now than waiting to the first week of school to try to cram everything in. Please make every effort to get this done ASAP and turn it in to Coach Harris or the front office.

Estes Park Marathon & Kids Fun Run Fundraiser:

One of the biggest fundraisers that the Estes Park Cross Country team has over the summer is the Estes Park Marathon and Kids Fun Run. These will be held on Saturday, June 16th for the Kids Fun Run and Sunday, June 17th for the marathon. We are needing volunteers for each day. If you can do both days that would be great! Please use the following LINK (click on 'Volunteer Sign-Up Page') to sign-up for either or both days AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

***As of this email, Coach Stafford is the ONLY ONE signed up. We can't stress enough that this is an important fundraiser as it bring in a lot of money for the team to do many fun/cool things.*** We need everyone's help!

CARA Track Volunteers:

The Estes Valley Parks and Recreation District will be hosting its annual summer CARA Track program. This excellent run program is a great introduction for young runners to the awesome sport of running, and then hopefully, become future EPXC runners! Coached by Travis Menghini, every Tuesdays & Thursday from 8-9:30AM, runners develop efficient running form, drills, & cardiovascular fitness in a fun environment.

They are currently looking for volunteers to help throughout the summer. If you or anyone you know is interested, please email Nolan Oberg at: noberg@evrpd.com.

EPXC Team Captains:

Those runners that are interested in being EPXC's team captains, please email Coach Harris as soon as possible for an application. This is a great opportunity and position which is an important part of the EPXC team to lead by example and carry on the tradition of excellence.

***IMPORTANT*** Estes Park Cross Country team captains will be chosen over team camp in mid-August. This means if you have already or are planning on submitting an application, you will need to exemplify over this summer that you are very interested in being an EPXC team captain (i.e. summer attendance, logging mileage, dedication, organizing your teammates to come out for summer training,...just to name a few traits we're looking for).

Lastly, remember any and all things relating to Estes Park Cross Country can be found on our team website: www.estesparkxc.com. AND, please frequent our team calendar as EPXC is jam-packed with races, practices, events, etc. throughout the season.

You all can also follow us on our team Facebook page HERE!

Here is to an AWESOME summer! GO BOBCATS!!

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EPXC Summer Training is closely approaching

We are coming close to the end of the school year and cross country is going to be ramping up pretty quickly. The following news has tons of important information for the rest of May and the month of June. Please make note of the following:

First Day of Summer Training:

The first 'official' day of EPXC's Summer Training is on Tuesday, June 5 at 5:30PM at the Stanley Hotel. For June, July and till school starts in August, will have organized team runs every Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Both coaches understand that many of you all work, so please start speaking to your employers now to request those days and times to be with the team. You can find each training run on EPXC's team calendar HERE.

PARENTS: All of you are invited to these runs as well. From what we've been hearing, there is a group of parents looking to attend most trails runs/hikes. Please organize with each other.

Estes Park Marathon & Kids Fun Run Fundraiser:

One of the biggest fundraisers that the Estes Park Cross Country team has over the summer is the Estes Park Marathon and Kids Fun Run. These will be held on Saturday, June 16th for the Kids Fun Run and Sunday, June 17th for the marathon. We are needing volunteers for each day. If you can do both days that would be great! Please use the following LINK (click on 'Volunteer Sign-Up Page') to sign-up for either or both days AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

We need everyone's help!

CARA Track Volunteers:

The Estes Valley Parks and Recreation District will be hosting its annual summer CARA Track program. This excellent program is a great introduction for young runners to the awesome sport of running, and then hopefully, become future EPXC runners! Coached by Travis Menghini, every Tuesdays & Thursday from 8-9:30AM, runners develop efficient running form, drills, & cardiovascular fitness in a fun environment.

They are currently looking for volunteers to help throughout the summer. If you or anyone you know is interested, please email Nolan Oberg at: noberg@evrpd.com.

EPXC Team Captains:

Those that are interested in being EPXC's team captains, please stop by Coach Harris's room before the end of the school year to pick up applications. This great opportunity and position which is an important part of the EPXC team to lead by example and carry on the tradition of excellence.

Whew! That's it for now. We are looking forward to an awesome summer with everyone!

Lastly, remember any and all things relating to Estes Park Cross Country can be found on our team website: www.estesparkxc.com. AND, please frequent our team calendar as EPXC is jam-packed with races, practices, events, etc. throughout the season.

You all can also follow us on our team Facebook page HERE! GO BOBCATS!!

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EPXC Summer Training Meeting

It that time of the year again! As summer is closely approaching, we are getting excited for the 2018 cross country season. And, as coaches, we really want the EPXC team to continue to grow; we want to produce successful athletes, maintain strong traditions, and show dedication. The reality is, we don't get to State from part time athletes. Therefore, we are encouraging everyone to join this summer for running, having fun, bonding and building that solid base.

Prime motivation & results means putting 100% of your time, effort, energy, and focus into all aspects of your sport. It involves doing everything possible to become the best athlete you can be. Since being a part of this team, everyone has put a great amount of dedication and drive into this past 2017 cross country season. Establishing a base is very important in running and we want our runners to continue building a base even this upcoming summer. SO.....

***SAVE THE DATE*** for EPXC's meeting on Tuesday, May 8th at 5:30PM in Coach Harris's room. We are going to cover a wide range of topics including:

- summer training dates, times, locations,

- EPXC's handbook,

- team camp & qualifications,

- team captains & applications,

- 2018-2019 season,

- fundraising events,

- ...and much more!

We ALL want the same thing, success for our athletes/sons/daughters; you all have shown great support throughout the season so help us by supporting your athlete to train throughout this summer! GO BOBCATS!!

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