EPXC Runners & Parents:

Thanksgiving Week is here and although the cross-country season is officially over, EPXC will continue its off-season pursuits of making this team not only a state-qualifier each year but to also be competitive at League, Regional, & State for the 2017 campaign.

Below is a quote which really speaks to how each runner (especially those not in a winter sport) should approach the next couple of months to have themselves ready:

“The difference between someone who is in shape, and someone who is not in shape, is the individual who is in shape works out even when they do not want to.” – Unknown

With that said, here are a couple of agenda items for this upcoming week:

1. EPXC will have practice today, 11/22 @ 3:40PM. For the rest of the week, please organize amongst yourselves a couple of runs for the holiday week. EPXC captains may get a hold of you to meet at the school; if not, plan to get out on your own.

For Thanksgiving Day, we recommend to get out before the meal then spend time with family. Friday, Saturday & Sunday try to get out at least two days and enjoy the seasonal weather. More info about Winter Training can be found on our Winter Training schedule HERE

2. The official "Thrown Down Challenge" to the EPXC team has been sent. The challenge is to run a 5K course and score as you would at any high school meet: top 5 runners score as a team. The coaches team is all registered and ready to go. We've heard some runners are signed-up but not many…please do ASAP!

Again, the winner takes home the coveted "Everybody Finishes...some just sooner than others...Maybe Next Year" trophy as well as bragging rights for a full year! Plus, the coaches team is putting a trip to Beaujo's Pizza in Boulder on the line as well if either the girls' and/or boys' team wins. BRING IT!

Here are the deets:

Throwdown Challenge

When: Saturday, December 3, 2016: 9:30AM start time

Where: Westminster, CO

Which race: the Fa-la-la 5K

Where to Register: http://www.alloutmultipro.com/fa-la-la/


We plan to get a mini bus or two to carpool all runners to the race. AND, we encourage parents to come out and watch this epic throwdown.

We'll leave you all with one more quote:

“The pain you feel today is the strength you’ll feel tomorrow” – Unknown