Cross Country Team
It’s that time of year again! The Seattle Running Club is always looking forward to another great year of local cross country racing and we’re inviting you to join us!
Meet us at each Wednesday after work (6:30pm) for team workouts*, led by former Seattle University XC+T&F coaches (as well as renowned local SRC runners) Trisha + Uli Steidl! Meet your teammates and hone your speed for the upcoming 2018 season, or any other races you’re planning on running. The workouts will begin at 6:30pm, but if possible, come early to get a warm-up. Even if you aren’t sure you want to race this season, feel free to come out and get a good group workout in!
*Meet spot for off-season Wednesday Workouts (also 6:30pm start time) is the Garfield High School track in the Central District.
2018 Cross Country Schedule
SRC XC is…a one of a kind journey into fitness levels you’ve only dreamed of, parties with teammates, glory, pain, 6, 8, or 10 km over hill and dale, muddy, jittery-then-relaxing, and worth-it. Our team has grown significantly in the last couple years. We travel together to the races, cheer at every hill, and chase down as many orange CNW rivals as we can. The cheer last year went something like, “Orange Juice! Orange Juice!” We’ll see what happens first, I catch Tyler Van Dooren or somebody comes up with a better cheer.
Have we piqued your interest? Then here are the details:
- Women and men race separately. At some events, masters (over 40 years old) race separately from open
divisions. Women run 6km and men run 8km or 10km, often on loop courses, such as Lower Woodland Park, near Greenlake.
- The race course surface is generally a combination of grass and dirt. Trails and pavement are accidental – hence the usefulness of spikes, particularly through mud.
- Individuals are recognized for their overall placement but what really matters is how the team’s combined score of the five best runners compares to that of other teams. Each runner gets a number representing his/her finishing order and the team with the lowest combined score wins.
- SRC participates in about six cross country races throughout the season, which spans from late September to early December. Individuals do not have to come to every race, but the more the better!
- SRC often sends teams of open men and women and masters’ men and women to Club Nationals. Those who are committed to the team are able to go to this amazing event, which changes venue every year.
- The format of separate races allows us to race and cheer for our fellow SRC racers (while warming up or cooling down) all in the same day – a fun team-building experience.
- Entry fees vary, but most are paid by SRC!
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