Cross Country FAQ

I’m new to Cross Country is that ok?

  • You do not need experience, we do most of the runs together and you can find someone who can run with you or coach will adjust your workouts based on your skill level

What should I bring to practice?

  • You should bring yourself, a water bottle, warm clothes can always take clothes off but can’t put ones on you don’t have:-)

What type of shoes do I need?

  • Any pair of running shoes will suffice.  Just make sure they aren’t worn out and have good support.  The more support the better.

Do I need spikes?

  • No you do not need spikes to participate.  However spikes can help you run faster as they are lighter and have…well spikes on the front that will help you get better grip up hills and when it’s muddy.  

What do I need to compete in the USATF Regional Meet?

  • You need a valid USATF membership.  If you had one in Summer or Spring Track you’ll all good. If you don’t have one you can get one here  Make sure when you sign up that you enter the following info when prompted for a Club USATF Club # 20-0656: Badger Track Club  Also if it’s your first time signing up you will need to email a copy of your birth certificate or passport to  Copy coach Scott in case there are any questions

Can I come watch practice if I want?

  • Yes…all of our practices are at Elver in a small area.  We use the hill or the soccer field at the bottom of the hill for most of the hard workouts.








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