Cross Country (7th/8th Grade Coed)

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Welcome to MRMS XC 2021! It's time to GET A PHYSICAL and GET REGISTERED for our 2021 season! 

Registration: Please register on MySchoolBucks and get a current physical from your pediatrician or a walk-in clinic (cheap! easy! fast!) Then, drop your completed physical at MRMS before school starts on August 9th, OR at lunch on the first day. It takes some time to process paperwork and we want ALL runners to be able to run with us on day one! 


First Day of Practice: Practice begins on Monday, August 9th at 2:45 and will end at 4:30. Be sure you are registered and have all paperwork turned in for the first day. Please bring shorts, t-shirt, running shoes, a watch, and a water bottle.  You can carry these items in your backpack or an additional bag labeled with you first and last name.  Lockers are not available, but speak with your pod teachers about arranging a space.  During practice bags will be stored in a in a classroom. See you there!  

Practices will be Monday through Friday, 2:45-4:30. Cross Country is open to all 7th and 8th graders. Throughout our 5-6 week program, we will train for 1.5 mile races against other DCSD schools. Please reserve the last Saturday of the season for the DCSD Cross Country Championship!

Event Schedule:

August 17th at home against SMS
August 19th at home against CiMS
August 26th at home against CRMS
August 31st at RHMS
September 2nd at RVMS

September 8th at CMS

September 9th at CMS

District Meet 9/11


It's time to RUN! 

 Team Photo

Who are we? The Mountain Ridge Middle School XC Team is just one small piece of a much larger puzzle. Cross Country is about running as a team, yes. However, it is also about community, connections, and commitment to success on a personal level. Mountain Ridge provides the feeder program for Mountain Vista (Vista Nation XC), a stellar team that won three consecutive State titles in three years in addition to joining the very small number of programs to take the State title for girls and boys in the same year (2017). How do WE do it? It starts here with our program. In Cross Country, each member of the team is valued as an individual and contributing teammate. While some athletes may have incredible talent, uncanny dedication, or years of experience, the runners who are out for the first time or who are just developing their taste for long distance have just as much worth.

Cross Country is also all about FUN! Running hurts. Running is hard! We all know that, and we take pride in the knowledge that practice is hard and races are painful, but we are out here doing it. So, our season is full of games and team building. The connections are just as important as the workouts. Take a look at our sea of blue t-shirts and you will know who we are: We are RAM XC and we Fight the Pain!

During Cross Country, we encourage and welcome parent and family involvement--our runners need your support. Come run with the team on a Saturday, cheer at meets, follow the high school program, volunteer to help on the course, provide snacks, and become members of the Cross Country Vista Nation "Family." Welcome aboard!

Coaches' contacts:

Jeremy Estell [email protected]
Karen Sprafke [email protected]

To register, go to MySchoolBucks. Make sure you have the physical form you will need to print and take to a doctor (the Walk-in clinics at Walmart, Walgreens, King Soopers, etc. are great!). Physicals are good for one calendar year.

General Information:

(Please scroll down to find the season calendar which will be updated soon).

Several Water Bottles

Initial value