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  • Who can participate?
    6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will compete in all of our meets for points – each race is 2 miles.
  • What to expect?
    We practice Monday through Friday for 1.5 hours. 2:45-4:15pm.
  • Do I need experience?
    NO. You just need to have a strong work ethic and a willingness to push yourself… also helps if you are willing to have some fun!
  • Can I participate in other sports?
    Yes, but you have to determine what you are capable of doing. If you can attend meets and most practices you can be a great part of the team.
  • What are the meets like?
    They are separated by gender. 6th, 7th, and 8th graders run together. You get to run on a variety of surfaces (usually grass, but sometimes mud, crushed rock, etc). You get some great scenery on our home course around Parker Middle School. Dual meets begin at 4pm and are over by 5pm. Invitationals are longer.
  • What is the most important piece of equipment?
    Quality pair of running shoes, a digital watch with stopwatch function, a water bottle, AND a non cotton t-shirt too.
  • Should I run in the summer?
    It would be a great idea to build some base of fitness by running, biking, and/or swimming in the summer. We host a SUMMER RUN CLUB. Cost will be $40. T-shirt included. Register by visiting the athletic department web page: Howell Sports Summer Camps (Link for Run Club Flyer). After registering and PAYING complete summer run club registration by filling the google form out from pg 9 : Summer Run Club DATES – July 25 to July 28 (Tuesday - Friday, 8am to 9am).
  • Is practice mandatory?
    Yes it is important for your safety and for the strength of the team. First practice date for 2023 will be Tuesday, August 29 @ 2:45pm
  • What equipment is Required?
    Running shoes, Team Jersey, Shorts, Shirt (suggest a nylon wicking fabric), Water bottle, and some cooler weather gear as well. PLEASE EQUIP YOUR RUNNER WITH A QUALITY PAIR OF SHOES AND A DIGITAL WATCH WITH A TIMER/STOPWATCH FUNCTION. (GPS is great, but not necessary)
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