Cross Country

Woodside Cross Country

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Summer Training

Combined Summit/Woodside runs will be held several times a week over the summer. In addition, Coach Gaff (The Girls XC Coach at Summit) has put together a running program for athletes to follow as they prep for the upcoming season. This program is attached below in the green text that reads 'Running Program'. This running program can be used for athletes to train on their own, or they can come to summer running practices if they wish. 

Summer Running Will begin June 3rd and continue up until school starts. We will have two running schedules to offer the
flexibility to families. You may choose to run morning, evenings, or both!
Morning Practices will be on Mondays and Wednesdays 8am-9am at the Homestead Track
Evening Practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm-6pm at Van Hoozen Park
Note: Summer Running is not mandatory but strongly required. You will be behind if you do not run during the summer! The first mandatory day of practice is the first day of school (August 12th). 

Running Program


Basic Info

Cross Country is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th Graders at Woodside (One of the few sports 6th graders can participate in.)

The season runs from August to Mid October

We have 11 meets this season (check schedules and calendars tab)

1 Tuesday Meets

4 Wednesday Meets

5 Saturday Meets

1 Thursday Meet

IMPORTANT: Not all kids compete in all meets.

First Day of Practice is August 12th.

All participants must have a Physical Form completed BEFORE they can participate in the first practice.  If they don’t have a form on file or turned in at the first practice they will have to go home.

Practice is every school day at Woodside.
Mondays and Wednesdays practice will be from 2:15 (when school gets out) until 3:30.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays practice will run from 4:30-5:45.
Drop off and Pickup will be at door 14 at Woodside Middle school.

During practice we will run from 2 to 5 miles depending on ability level with the goal of all participants being able to run 2 miles without walking by the end of the season.

Races are a 3K or 1.86 miles.

Parent meeting TBA where more detailed information will be given.

Girls Coach: Kara Hatch

Boys Coach: Matt Dunn


Questions: Contact Matt Dunn or Kara Hatch at