What: A district-wide, two-day, cross country meet for all Kirkwood Elementary and Middle Schools in October of 2023. Students in grades 3-5 will compete on Day 1 of the meet. Students in grades 6-8 will compete on Day 2. Races will be broken down per grade, per gender. The meet would be run similar to the Rockwood and Parkway District Cross Country Meets which have been in existence since the early 90s. Race distances will be 1 Mile for grades 3-5 and 1.5 miles for grades 6-8. There will be no cost to the students/KSD families.
Who: Big River Race Management with the help of the Kirkwood High Cross Country Teams and KSD Parent Volunteers are hosting a district-wide cross country meet this fall. All families residing within the KSD boundaries are eligible to participate.
Where: Kirkwood Park
Tuesday, October 17th, 2023 - Elementary Schools (Grade 3-5)
Wednesday, October 18th, 2023 - Middle Schools (Grade 6-8)
Why: To introduce the sport of cross country to the students of KSD and to continue to foster a healthy active lifestyle within the student body of Kirkwood elementary and middle schools.
Tuesday, Oct 17
3:45 PM - Coaches meeting
4:30 PM - 3rd Grade Girls 1M
4:45 PM - 3rd Grade Boys 1M
5:00 PM - 4th Grade Girls 1M
5:15 PM - 4th Grade Boys 1M
5:30 PM - 5th Grade Girls 1M
5:45 PM - 5th Grade Boys 1M
Wednesday, Oct 18 (Updated Schedule)
3:30 PM - Coaches meeting
4:30 PM - 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Girls 1.5M
5:00 PM - 6rd, 7th, 8th Grade Boys 1.5M
Awards: All participants will receive a ribbon upon completing their race. In addition, a team trophy will be awarded to one elementary school and one middle school. Trophies will be earned by the school with the lowest combined points (places) for its top 5 male and top 5 female runners. It will be a traveling trophy that goes to the winning school each year.
Meet Administration: Participation is open to all KSD students grades 3-8. The KSD PE Teachers will be working with the students this Fall to ensure each student’s fitness and preparation is adequate. Parents are responsible for registering their student athletes. Permitting, course set-up, electronic chip-timing and meet management would be managed by Big River Race Management and KSD Parent Volunteers.
Volunteers: We will need the help of Kirkwood School District Parents to put on a safe and successful meet. Parents can volunteer to help out here: https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/MO/Kirkwood/KirkwoodSchoolDistrictCrossCountryMeet
Contact: Matt Helbig (Meet Director) with any questions at [email protected].
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