RICHFIELD CROSS COUNTRY



Richfield Cross Country team members and families handed out water at Mile 9 for the Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2015.
 
Richfield Cross Country 2016!
Boys' & Girls' Teams with runners from 7th to 12th Grade

REGISTRATION is still open! Forms and instructions for registration, sports physicals, and fee payments are available on the Richfield High School Athletics page. Completed forms should be turned in at the Richfield High School Athletics Office.
 
OFFICIAL PRACTICES begin at 3 p.m., MONDAY, AUG 15. Please plan your appointments and work schedule accordingly. All absences must be pre-approved by Coach Marty if you absolutely must miss practice.
 
CAPTAINS PRACTICES continue this month. Now is the time to get in some miles before the season starts. Practices generally begin at 8 AM at the high school. Please join the Richfield Cross Country Facebook group for updates from the captains regarding changes in the schedule.


THE SPARTAN SPIRIT ALUMNI RUN was a success! Thanks to the runners, families, alumni, and friends who braved the rain to show their support and kick off the cross country season.
 
EVENT INFORMATION: Minneapolis South invitational, Wednesday, Aug. 31
St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul

2:45 PM: Bus leaves RHS
4:00 PM: Girls varsity 5K  (no one is running this)
4:40 PM: Boys varsity 5K  (Liam, Nick, Joe H., Esteban, Matthew)
5:15 PM: Girls JV 5K  (Emma, Nicole, Zamara, Katy)
5:50 PM: Boys JV 5K  (Zach, Logan)
6:15 PM: Boys Freshman & Under 3K  (all 7th, 8th, and 9th graders including John and Juan Jose)
6:30 PM: Girls Freshman & Under 3K  (all 7th, 8th, and 9th graders including Ava N., Aria, and Cristel)
6:45 PM: Awards
7:20 PM: Bus returns to HS

PARENT NOTES:

  • PARKING: Park in the Overflow Guest Parking lot off Fairview Avenue between Bayard Avenue and Randolph. (See this Campus Map for details.) Please do NOT park on the road near the tennis courts.
  • If your child will not be able to attend this meet, please contact Marty ASAP. (Texts preferred over email, especially for last-minute changes.)
  • If you will be watching the race and want to drive your child home afterward, you MUST tell one of the COACHES.


NO PRACTICE on Thursday, Sep. 1 - but Coach Marty says to run on your own.

DAKOTA CLASSIC on Friday, Sep. 2 - Details to come

SCHEDULE:
The schedule is taking shape and includes a return to Powderhorn Park for the Holy Angels Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 27, followed by the Minneapolis South Invitational at the College of St. Catherine (Wednesday, Aug. 31) and the Dakota Classic at Eagan Senior High School (Friday, Sept. 2). Coach Marty is putting together a schedule for 6th and 7th grade runners who will not be running JV or Varsity races. See full schedule for details and additional dates for the season.
 
FUNDRAISERS: Cross Country has the best fundraisers -- all you need to do is go out to eat as a family and get your friends and neighbors to join you! Potbelly's and Davanni's gives us proceeds raised during CC nights. POTBELLY's is set for Wednesday, Sept 7 from 5:00-8:30 PM. DAVANNI's is TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 5:00-8:30 PM. Mark your calendars! This is a fun night socializing with other cross country families.

TWIN CITIES MARATHON WATER STOP: This year we will be at Mile 9 of the Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 9. Richfield Cross Country families and friends will be asked to staff the water stop from 6:30-11:00 AM. This water stop location is at approximately Minnehaha & Grand Ave. in Minneapolis.
 

PENN FEST: The Cross Country team volunteers for the annual Penn Fest race, which will be on Sunday, Sept. 18 this year. Plan on helping at noon with the water stop. The day includes all sorts of fun community activities along Penn Avenue between Highway 62 and about 68th Street. Come cheer on Coach Marty and Coach Jessica as they compete in the race.

APPAREL: Each year the team orders apparel (T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweat pants) with a cross country slogan and Richfield logo. If you have a suggestion for a slogan or art, please reply with your idea. Orders are optional. Look for more info soon!
 
COMMUNICATIONS: To keep runners and parents up to date on Cross Country happenings, coaches and parent volunteers may post updates to the Richfield Cross Country Facebook group, send out emails to the team and parents, and/or update information on our website. If you'd like to be included in email updates, please email Tammy Wallin, Parent Volunteer. Please contact Coach Marty Huberty at or 952-944-7262 if you have any questions or concerns.
 
CONGRATS to the runners, parents and siblings who competed in the optional URBAN WILDLAND RACE for Wood Lake Nature Center! Lots of Richfield alumni ran. Congratulations to Emma, Nicole, and Aria for finishing well in the 5K, and to Zamara for finishing well in the half marathon.
 
SIGN UP FOR PASTA DINNERS and MEET TREATS!
Pasta dinners the night before race days have become a great tradition that has formed lifelong friendships and the support of a running community long after graduation. Help support our runners by hosting a pasta dinner and/or bringing bagels to races. Multiple families can divide the duties and the cost by joining together for a dinner. Contact captains' parents Bill & Anna Hoppe for more information or to sign up for meet treats and pasta dinners (the Spaghetti Dinners & Meet Treats schedule will be updated soon for 2016 openings).  


2016 Captains
Girls team: Nicole Mattson, Katy Stark, Emma Nollenberger
Boys team: Liam Hoppe, Matthew Hughes, Joe Herold


Richfield Cross Country Coaches
Coach Marty Huberty at mhuberty2@comcast.net or 952-994-7262
Coach Jessica Okey at jessica.okey@rpsmn.org or 612-798-6123

Richfield Athletic Office Staff
Dave Boie, Athletic Director: 612-798-6131
Shannon Lindberg, Athletic Dept. Secretary: 612-798-6132

Go Spartans!

Contact: Marty Huberty
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