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Fall Season

EAA Cross Country

2019 EAA XC Team

EAA Cross Country provides students entering grades 1-6 an opportunity to develop competitive distance running skills and learn the importance of team and sportsmanship.

The eight-week fall season focuses on endurance running as well as power (intervals), strength (hills) and speed (sprints).

A typical practice includes:

  • 10-minute dynamic warm-up
  • 30-minute endurance run
  • 10-15-minute intervals/hills/sprints and games
  • 10-minute cool-down (jogging/walking/stretching)

2024 PRACTICE SCHEDULE

DAY DATE TIME LOCATION
Monday Aug. 5 6:15–7:15 p.m. To be announced
Thursday Aug. 8 6:15–7:15 p.m. To be announced
Monday Aug. 12 6:15–7:15 p.m. To be announced
Thursday Aug. 15 6:15–7:15 p.m. To be announced
Monday Aug. 19 6:15–7:15 p.m. To be announced
Thursday Aug. 22 6:15–7:15 p.m. To be announced
Monday Aug. 26 6:15–7:15 p.m. To be announced
Monday Sept. 2 6:15–7:15 p.m. To be announced
Monday Sept. 9 6:15–7:15 p.m. To be announced
Monday Sept. 16 6:15–7:15 p.m. To be announced
Monday Sept. 23 6:15–7:15 p.m. To be announced

2024 MEET SCHEDULE (TENTATIVE)

Day Date Meet Location Arrive By Gun Time
Friday Aug. 29 (tbd) Irish Invite Rosemount High School 7:30 a.m. 8:05 girls, 8:15 boys
Thursday Sept. 5 (tbd) Eastview Invite Dakota County Technical College 5:30 p.m. 6:00 girls, 6:15 boys
Thursday Sept. 12 (tbd) Eagan Invite Northview Elementary 5:30 p.m. 6:00 girls, 6:15 boys
Thursday Sept. 19 (tbd) Burnsville Blaze Invite Nicollet Middle School 5:30 p.m. 6:00 girls, 6:15 boys
Thursday Sept. 26 (tbd) Cowbell Classic Dodge Middle School (Farmington) 5:30 p.m. 6:00 girls, 6:15 boys
Thursday Oct. 3 (tbd) Burnsville Meet Neill Park (13501 Upton Ave S) 5:30 p.m. 6:00 girls, 6:15 boys

Registration

Fall 2024 registration will open soon. Please check back!

DATES

The fall cross country season begins the second week of August and runs through the last week of September.

Practices are 6:15-7:15 p.m. on most Mondays and Thursdays.  Meets are typically Thursday evenings. Specific dates are listed in the schedules.

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FEE

$65

EQUIPMENT

  • Running shoes
  • Water bottle
  • T-shirt (provided by EAA – included with registration fee)

Warm Weather & Air Quality Guidelines

If the Heat Index is...

  • Up to 90 degrees: Normal practice with water breaks as needed
  • 91-99 degrees: Practice reduced to 30 minutes with mandatory two-minute water breaks per lap
  • Over 100 degrees: No practice

If the Air Quality Index is...

  • Good/Moderate: Normal practice
  • Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups: Practice reduced to 30 minutes
  • Unhealthy/Very Unhealthy/Hazardous: No practice

As always, you may make the best decision for your runner(s). 


Ben Wiedenfeld

EAA Cross Country Director