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"Leading the Pack" Cross Country Program
 Be a “leader of the pack”!
Join Rush Athletics USA Cross Country.

2016 Registration:  Open
Practice Schedule
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
Plainfield South High School – Plainfield, IL
Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays - 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Saturdays - 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
1st Practice – Wednesday, Sept. 6th
6:00 p.m. at Plainfield South High School – Plainfield, ILS
Meet by soccer fields
October 1, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Hosted by the Belvidere Tornadoes
Location: Belvidere Park, Belvidere, IL (map)
Time: Open/Masters race at 8:30AM, Course Walk at 9:15AM, Youth races at 10:00AM
Cost: $6.00 per runner
October 8, 2016 @ 9:15 am - 3:00 pm
Hosted by the Accelerators
Location: Herget Middle School, 1550 Deerpath Rd, Aurora, IL (map)
Time: Course Walk at 9:15AM, First Race at 10:00AM
Cost: $6.00 before 9/29/2016, $8.00 after
ctober 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hosted by the Rockford Wildcats
Location:  Dahlquist Park, Rockford, IL
Time: Open race at 9:00am, Course Walk at 9:30am, First race at 10:30am
October 22, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Hosted by the Elgin Sharks
Location: Channing Park/Channing Memorial School
Time: Open race at 9:30am, Course Walk at 10:00am,
First race at 10:30am
  Rush Athletic USA Cross Country offers youth athletes the
  opportunity to experience the joy of distance
  running, learn exercises and techniques to improve
  their speed, strength and endurance, and run with
  other athletes their age and ability.
Three Programs Offered:

Joining the Pack: Grades K-5, Co-Ed
Introductory to Cross Country program emphasizes the
fundamentals of cross country and sportsmanship.  Beginning runners learn basic running techniques and the importance of healthy lifestyle using the “Kids Run the Nation”

Running with the Pack: Grades 6-8, Co-Ed
Program focuses on strength, flexibility, endurance,
technique and speed, and all athletes will learn lifelong
lessons for effective stretching practices, good running form, and pacing.

Leading the Pack: Grades 9-12, Co-Ed

Program focuses on higher levels of high intensity interval training.Runners learn the TABATA training program to increase speed and endurance.