Pre-Season Info and Forms

Important Dates

  • Friday, June 14th- Paperwork due to Coach Gilchrist
  • Monday, June 17th- Pre-Season Conditioning Sessions start (7 am- CHS Gym)
  • Saturday, August 3rd- Pre-Season Meeting (Mandatory for all athletes and parents)
  • Monday, August 5th- First Day of Practice
  • Tuesday, August 6th- Tryouts at Burke Lake
  • Friday, August 9th- Final Day to Order Spirit Packs
  • Monday-Thursday, August 12th -15th - Lost River Cross Country Camp
  • Friday, August 23rd – End of Pre-Season Time Trial
  • Monday, August 26th- School Starts
  • Saturday, September 7th –Monroe Parker Invitational (You must have 20 practices to run)

Pre-Season Forms

Please use the guidelines below to determine which of the mandatory forms you are required to turn in to participate in tryouts.

Received forms as of July 18th

FORMS DUE (by Friday, June 14th)

Forms Due August 3rd

(Will be handed out at first athlete / parent meeting.)

  • FCPS Extra Curricular Policy Form
  • Team Handbook


  • Spirit Pack Mandatory items: Purple team shirt , black shorts or spandex (same as previous seasons)
  • Singlet : Make a check for $35 payable to Chantilly Cross Country.
  • Indicate athlete name and singlet size in memo area.

All spirit pack items and jersey orders are due no later than Friday, August 9th.


Cross Country Information Packet- This is an introductory packet for all members, including information on forms due, summer training, coaches contact info, tryouts and other cross country references.

Summer Workout Calendar- This is a schedule of workouts for June/July to help guide your summer training. It is a progression to help you build up your fitness and strength, and prepare you for the season ahead. This is a suggested progression, but you can change it up a bit to fit travel schedules as needed. Please remember that while there are dates on the calendar, to avoid injury, you do need to start at Week One, regardless of when you actually start your summer training.

Cross Country Meet/Practice Schedule- This lists all dates/times for August practices, meets, and other team events. Please put them on your calendar now.

June 3rd- Please note that this is a DRAFT. Some times/locations for August practices may be adjusted slightly, but all the dates for practices and meets shouldn't change.

Types of Workouts- This provides an explanation for the different types of workouts we do (see Workout Calendar), and why they are important.

Lost River Cross Country Camp- Every August, our team goes to a four day, three night camp in West Virginia. This is not required, but it is an expectation of all team members. The cost is $300. Athletes are required to turn in their permission slip and luggage form.

Blue Ridge Running Camp- Please note that this is NOT our team camp, but it is a very good cross country camp, held the week before tryouts. It is from July 28-Aug 2nd, at Eastern Mennonite University (right near JMU). While this is certainly not required, it is a wonderful opportunity to build on your training, in beautiful, challenging courses, led by some of the best coaches in VA. While there are ability groups for all levels, this is probably better suited for advanced runners.