I hope everyone had a great summer!!  Several of you have contacted me about opportunities for Cross Country this fall.  Since this will be our first official Cross Country season I wanted to get a note out with some updates.  

Middle School
-I recommend you sign up for whatever program your middle school has.  Their program will give you opportunities to train a few days a week as well as race once a week when the season starts.  If you cannot make the training schedule during the week but can make the races just tell the coach that.  If they balk at that have them email coach Scott at scottbrinen@gmail.com and I will talk to them.  I’ll put a workout program together for you to get you in shape for the races!
-We will have some opportunities for racing outside of your school schedule which I will communicate via this news letter.
-Beginners- 2 to 3 times a week 15 minutes running is a great start to the season
-Intermediate Every other day 20 minutes
-Advanced 5 days a week 20 minutes a day, strides Weekend Group Runs with the Club (On weekends To Be announced)

High School
-Again, sign up for whatever program your high school offers.
-We will have opportunities after the season to compete in some races as well.

-Keep doing whatever training and racing your doing.  If you are road racing it will translate directly to cross country.  I will have some group runs available to do some extra work, Elver Hills, Arboretum, Military Ridge Tempo running…etc (NOTE:Anyone can come to the group runs including kids.  I may be the only person\coach there and I will be participating in the runs so make sure a parent is with them or they are ok doing the run without supervision)

If you do NOT have a Badger Track Club t-shirt or singlet and want one, please contact me with your size and I will order one.  T-shirts are $10 and Singlets are $15.


Racing Opportunities
I will add to this list weekly as I find them but here is what I know as of today.
1. Verona High School Cross Country Open free Cross Country Race Sept 2nd 10am Is when the High School races start and after they are complete there  is an open cross country race for all ages. ADULTS and KIDS can race for FREE   This would be a great opener for your Middle school child and a cool one for you adults who are interested.  YOU WILL NEED TO SIGN A WAIVER AT THE COURSE BEFORE YOU RUN.
2.  Indian Lake Trail Run http://friendsofindianlake.org/  October 7th This would also be a great fun run on some very cool terrain
3. USATF Wisconsin Assoc Cross Country Championships in Kenosha WI November 5th.  This is a qualifier for the USATF National Cross Country meet.  I’ll get more info out as we get closer to this date.  Please put this date in your calender.  The Kenosha Parkside course is very cool.  The distances depending on age will be 2k, 3k, 4k, 5k
Badger Track Club Fall Cross Country Program

Date\Time: TBD  
Location: Elver Park 

This will start as soon as the Middle School season ends.  I don’t have a schedule for the Madison schools yet.  When I get that I’ll start working on the dates and get a sign-up and cost on the website.

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who’s participated in Badger Track Club this year.  It’s been a pleasure to be part of it and i’m very excited to see the program growing.  I have lot’s of stuff planned for the future and can’t wait to see everyone continue to grow in this progarm!  Please follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook as that’s the quickest way to get info from us!
-Scott Brinen