• Sign up for the google group mailing list for e-mail updates [kealing-cross-country@googlegroups.com]
  • The schedule is posted including Tuesday and Thursday practices and all of our meets. See the calendar page for details and subscribe to it on your phone calendar to always know what's next.
  • Hoodies are available for $20. Shirts are also available for $10 for kids and $20 for adults.

Welcome

I am excited to let you know that we will have our third year of cross country running at Kealing Middle School this fall for 7th-8th graders and 6th graders can also participate in "Run Club" with us.

Shannon Jones will be our teacher sponsor and has kindly offered her time and talents!

We had a great team last year with over 50 kids. If you would like to be included, please send me an e-mail to let me know your child's name, grade, running experience/interest and any questions you would like answered. Please also click the link above to request to be added to the google group for future communications.

Some general info about the club:

  • My goal for the club is to give our Kealing kids the opportunity to improve their fitness, to set personal goals and acheive them, to be able to compete with their friends for Kealing Middle School, and to learn to love the sport of running.
  • Middle school cross country races are 2 miles.
  • Our season will start officially at the beginning of the school year. We'll start some pre-conditioning in the late summer for those interested.
  • The season ends in late October.
  • I expect we'll have 5-6 cross country meets in Sept and Oct.
  • We will train/compete 3 times a week. The time commitment is not much and will not prevent kids from playing another sport or joining another club.

I'm also open to input from parents on what they would like the club to be and if they would like to help in any way. I very much appreciate the help of any parents to volunteer time, talent or donations to make this club great! Let me know if you can be involved.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Matt Kleiman

Kealing Middle School -- Austin, TX