Jaguar Cross Country

Rochester's Homeschool Cross Country Team

12th Annual Jaguar Mini Cross Country Run

Registration has closed for the 2022 Jaguar Mini Cross Country run, but you can still come and cheer on the runners! The Jaguars team organizes this one-mile run every year for home-school students in grade 6 and younger, and it is a great way to get some exercise and see what cross-country running is about.

When: Monday, August 15, 2022 (Severe weather back up is Thursday, August 18 at the same time)

Where: Soldiers Field Memorial Park near the east Pavilion.

Time: 6:00-6:15 pm check in. Race begins promptly at 6:30pm.

The Program

The Jaguar Cross Country program's goal is to help Rochester, Minnesota area homeschool kids in grades 7-12 build their fitness, improve their running, learn a lifetime sport, and have the opportunity to compete in high school meets.

The season starts with optional captains' practices in early summer. Official practices start in August, and once the school year begins we compete in numerous junior-high and high school meets around southeastern Minnesota.

As a team we work hard at practices, but we also have a few traditional fun events: the Kings Park Relay Run, the Slowest Bike Race, the Plank Contest, Pumpkin Bowling and more! Many runners say that the supportive and encouraging environment and the friendships they build on the Jaguar team are key reasons they keep returning year after year.

Each August we host a Mini Cross Country Run for homeschooled students from pre-school age through sixth grade. Many of the competitors at the mini-run end up on the Jaguar team in years to come.

Are you interested in being part of our team? All skill and experience levels are welcome! Email Coach Wayne Dickie: wsdickie[at] (Replace the [at] with an @.)