We hope that everyone has been enjoying this 'down time' over the past 2 weeks.

Last week, we conducted our end-of-year meetings with all runners. This year was a bit different in that we met with each classification as they will be together throughout their cross country years. It seems that all runners were satisfied with their season and the coaches will be working on the suggestions/feedback that were given.

*Parents*, if you have any suggestions or feedback for the coaches, we ask that you please send us an email. The success of this team is a never-ending process, however, we hope to keep adjusting things to make the preceding season better than the year(s) before. We appreciate the feedback.

Official Winter Training (11/27):

Please note that the official date for winter training will be Monday, November 27th and go up to the official practice date of track & field which is Monday, February 26th. We understand and support those who will be participating in a winter sport. If you are not going to be doing another activity, we highly encourage you to come out for Winter Training. These are low key runs (AND aqua jogging) with just getting out and maintaining fitness leading up to track & field.

Also, we must add, as it is called "Winter Training", please bring appropriate clothing for the conditions outside. You can find our winter training schedule on the team's website: HERE.

Off-Season Races:

The coaches have also put some local-'ish' races on the calendar this winter. These should be fun ways to keep the racing mindset. We hope to be at most of these, but we can coordinate with each other.

Egg Nog Mile:

Lastly, we have tentatively (weather dependent) scheduled the team's annual Egg Nog Mile for Saturday, December 16th @ 9AM at the EPHS track.

Each year since 2014, the Estes Park Cross Country team holds their 'Egg Nog Mile'. The rules are easy enough: runners line up, chug a cup of eggnog, race around the track, chug another glass, and so on, until they have completed a mile. The catch, of course, is that runners may not drop their cups or throw-up at any point in the race. So if you're ready to tackle this challenge, wear your required best holiday outfit and bring your A-game because anyone can win AND anyone can get disqualified!

Although the 'Egg Nog Mile' may leave some runners with a bellyache, the race is all in good fun and give participants an opportunity to 'Tis the Season' of the Christmas/holiday season. YAY!!!!

Lastly, remember any and all things relating to Estes Park Cross Country can be found on our team website: www.estesparkxc.com. AND, please frequent our team calendar as EPXC is jam-packed with races, practices, events, etc. throughout the season.

You all can also follow us on our team Facebook page HERE! GO BOBCATS!!

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