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**PRIOR to participation in conditioning or practice, ALL athletes MUST have a physical dated April 1, 2016 or later. There is a NEW packet of info that must be completed. Download the Physical Packet here ( 6 pages - all should be completed). Any missing items will prevent the athlete from participating. PhysicalPacket.pdf
Do not fax or drop off the paper at the school. Athlete must bring the paper work with them to the first conditioning or practice.
2016 Summer Conditioning Starting in June, Summer conditioning is an optional activity organized by the captains. It is not an official team activity. No coaches will be present. If you have any concerns about student lead conditioning with no coaches present, athlete should not attend, and should run on their own. Conditioning is NOT formal practice, and no one is required to attend. Full schedule is on our website ( http://dutchforkrunners.com ). Always bring water! All forms below must be completed each year, so before you come to conditioning, I must have the NEW physical packet, including the completed checklist! If you ran with us before, you will not need another copy of your birth certificate, but you will need all other items, dated April 1, 2016 or later. If you ran Track & Field, your physical can be brought July 1, but all other forms must be given to me the first day you attend conditioning.
Summer Camp Info: (Even though we are passed the deadline, contact Coach Lindler if you are interested in attending. Sometimes they let us add to the camp roster.) If you are interested in joining us for our summer camp at Appalachin State July 17-21, 2016, please complete this letter ( click to download ) and bring or send to Coach Lindler with the non-refundable deposit of $130 by Tues May 31. The balance of $300 will be due by July 1st in person or via mail. After the deadlines, please contact the coach to see if any rooms are still available. Our summer camp is a great experience and a key component to a successful fall season. Camp is a rigourous experience that comes with many rewards. Attending athletes must be able to run 60 minutes non-stop, and is not suitable for first time runners. These 3 forms (click to download) are due on the day we leave for camp. Please do not print front and back. We need the 3 forms separate. The forms are not required to be notarized, but we will have a Notary at the bus on departure day if you would like. Please make sure all forms are complete! Here is an outline of what athletes need for camp: CampInfoForLeavingDayPDF.pdf
Interested in joining our Cross Country (XC) teams? Please see calendar above. Athletes should be able to run non-stop for 60 minutes before attending. The last day for new athletes is Aug 26. Please make sure rides are available for athlete to be picked up no later than 15 minutes after completion. Complete the paperwork items above, and bring them ALL with a check for $50 payable to DFHS for the athletic fee, to your first practice. Do not fax or drop off the paper work at the school Athlete MUST bring the items with them. Athletes will not be allowed to participate in practice without COMPLETE paperwork and athletic fee. Physicals must be dated AFTER April 1, 2016. Please use the packet linked above instead of the forms at your doctor's office. Make sure all forms are complete - all signatures including the athelte. Sign up for our XC email list on the left to stay informed, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Athletes should always be prepared for weather conditions, have water, and make arrangements for prompt pickup from practice. Additional information can be found in the Handbook, using the link at the top of the page. Please make sure are read through our attendance policies for when the season officially begins in Aug. Confused about shoes, talk to me first, or visit Fleet Feet on Lake Murray Blvd. You may email us at email@example.com 7th graders and older may participate. Rising 7th graders may attend conditioning after the last day of their 6th grade year, so this year, the first day for rising 7th graders to attend will be Tuesday June 9th. There are minimum time standards that must be met. Please see our handbook, linked above for more details.
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During school, practice is every day, 3:55pm-5:45pm @ DFHS. Practice may run longer, but please have rides prearranged for pickup at 5:45. Athletes should ALWAYS bring water with them and be prepared for inclement weather. Please read our Handbook section to make sure you can meet attendance requirements before committing. Summer conditioning for the fall season will begin sin May. Be ready- those that participate in summer conditioning have a much better fall season.
XTerra 5K July 10!
Again this year, our team is helping with the Xterra Half Marathon at Harbison State Forest Sunday July 10. There is a 5K our athletes can run for free at 7:10 AM. Although this 5K is not a team sanctioned event nor in any way required, its a great opportunity for our runners to get a feel for where they are conditioning-wise. There are actually two races happening that Sunday, the Xterra Harbison Half Marathon, and the 5K. They have made a special offer to our runners - if they are willing to stay after the 5K until about 11:30 and help with the half - marathon, they can enter for free! Otherwise, if they just want to run the 5K they will have to pay the registration fee. Helping with the half marathon would involve staffing water stations, helping at the finish line, etc. The half marathon starts at 7 am, 10 minutes before the 5K starts.
If your athlete would like to run the 5K for free and help with the half marathon, please visit the website link below, click on the link for the online registration, complete the registration accurately, and enter the promo code your captains have given you to waive the registration fee. Remember, its free only if you can stay and help the entire time. Be sure and let your captains know that you have registered and are planning on helping by July 5th.
A map of the course is also available.
We could also use people to help that are not running the 5K, so please consider helping out. Please email any questions about the Harbison Forest run to Kerri Stansbury ( Hayden's mom ) at firstname.lastname@example.org . Athletes planning on running the 5K, should plan on being at the race around 6:15 for proper warm up.
Roland Hakes, State Champion !
2011 4A Cross Country
Congratulations Roland Hakes, winning his second Cross Country State Championship ! Roland set yet another DF 5K record with a 15:10 time, equaling the State Championship course record, 4th best in State 4A history, finishing his Cross Country career as the fastest 5K runner in DF History !
Videos shown at the banquet are available via the Videos link to the left.
Roland Hakes, 2010 4A State Cross Country Champion!
Congratulations to State Champion Roland Hakes for setting the new DF 5K record with a 15:34 time.
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