XC

Weekly Update - 10/14/2019

Hopefully the weekend went well for everyone. This week we have the BTC Middle School Open on Thursday and should have a few teams joining us at Lindley Park.

Upcoming Schedule

  • Mon at 4:15 - Practice at Lindley Park

  • Mon at 10:00 pm - Deadline for registration for the BTC MS Open

  • Thur at 2:40 pm / 3:10 pm - BTC MS Open

BTC Registration and Volunteering

The deadline for registration is tonight at 10 pm. I’ll send out a verification email once it is closed with a last-chance to double-check. Also, with the meet being at home, we need some additional help. Please check the volunteer list and help out if you can.

Weekly Update - 10/6/2019

Once again, the boys and girls teams showed up and performed well on Saturday in Butte. The weather couldn’t decide between sun and snow, so we got a little of both. The girls’ team was incredibly strong and nearly swept the meet with a score of 17! The boys’ team also had some fantastic performances and took first with a score of 47. We will have a weekend off (no meet) this week.

Upcoming Schedule

  • Mon 10/7 at 4:15 pm - Practice at the Bozeman Ponds

  • Thur 10/10 at 4:15 pm - Practice at the Bozeman Ponds

  • Mon 10/14 at 4:15 pm - Practice at Lindley Park

  • Mon 10/14 at 10:00 pm - Deadline for registration for the BTC MS Open

  • Thur 10/17 at 2:40 pm - BTC Middle School Open at Lindley Park

  • Sat 10/19 - Townsend Invitational

BTC Middle School Open Registration - Thursday 10/17

The boys race at 2:40 pm and the girls at 3:10 pm at Lindley Park.

Boise Nike Cross Regionals

Boise is just under 6-weeks away. We typically plan on arriving on Friday afternoon and do a walkthrough of the course. Friday night we’ll have dinner at the hotel at the conference room for those interested. The race is Saturday morning before the high school races. Bozeman High School will be making the trip as well with many kids running as they try to qualify for Nike Nationals. We are working on a hotel room-block and will send that along with more details next week.

Volunteer Signup

It looks like most spots have been filled on the signup. Thank you all for your help and willingness to contribute! We may need additional help at our home meet on Thursday, October 17th. I’ll update that information in next week’s update.

Weekly Update - 9/29/2019

We got lucky and the weather held out for the Mountain West Classic. It was great to see everyone compete! The boys placed second out of 27 teams and 352 runners. The girls took home the gold with 20 teams and 320 runners. Congrats to both teams!

Note: Practice moves this week to the Bozeman Ponds (West of the mall, behind Owenhouse Ace).

Upcoming Schedule

  • Mon 9/30 at 4:15 pm - Practice at the Bozeman Ponds

  • Wed 10/2 at noon - Deadline for Butte Invitational Registration

  • Thur 10/3 at 4:15 pm - Practice at the Bozeman Ponds

  • Sat 10/5 at 1:15 pm - walkthrough for Butte Invitational

Butte Invite Info

The race on Saturday will be a combined boys/girls 2 mile race at 2:15 pm. The walkthrough will be at 1:15. The venue is at Stodden Park/Highland View Golf Course in Butte. Registration is due by noon on Wednesday!

Gear Needed

Jason needs 10 sets of cornhole/bean bag toss bags for part of the “Team 10k” that will be on October 28th. If you have some you are able to loan out, please contact Jason (jason@bozemantrackclub.org).

Volunteer Signup

Thanks to those who have volunteered to help out! It looks like we are covered for the next two meets, but we will need help if anyone is available on Thursday, October 17th. The race is early (3 pm’ish), so we know volunteers will be difficult since it is during the workday. If you are available, please sign up!

Weekly Update - 9/15/2019

Congrats to those who competed at the Bozeman Invite yesterday. The delay was both good and bad, but at least the temps dropped a little for our races. Both teams (boys and girls) placed first in the field of 12 teams. Great job! It was quite the sight to see such a big team of great kids at the start line. Each person on the team is important to the whole group and everyone runs better with more teammates around them.

Upcoming Schedule

  • Mon 9/16 at 4:15 pm - Practice at Lindley Park

  • Wed 9/18 at 6:30 pm - (optional) BSWD run at Story Mill Park

  • Thur 9/19 at 4:15 pm - Practice at Lindley Park

  • Thur 9/19 at 8:00 pm - Deadline for Dillon Registration

  • Sat 9/21 at 8:30 am - Dillon Middle School Invite

  • Tue 9/14 at 10:00 pm - Deadline for Mountain West Classic Registration

  • Sat 9/28 at 11:15 am - Mountain West Classic

Dillon Registration

Please register by Thursday at 8:00 pm. If you can do it earlier, it helps a lot to keep from last minute juggling. Remember, when filling out the form you must finish checking out by clicking the shopping cart and completing the transaction. If you don’t have an email confirmation, your registration wasn’t finished and I won’t get it! If you have any issues, please contact me at chad@bozemantrackclub.org.

Mountain West Classic on 9/28/2019

The MW Classic is perhaps the largest meet we compete at. It draws teams from all over, therefore registration is due earlier than normal. Registration needs to be done by Tuesday, September 24th at 10:00 pm. Late registrations are not allowed.

Volunteer Signup

The Signup Genius for volunteering will be sent out each week. With parents willing to step in, the coaches can coach without logistics interruptions. There are still open spots to help at Dillon, so please take a moment to sign up!

Parent Page

Don’t forget to stop by the parent page. There is a lot of great info available there!

Weekly Update - 9/8/2019

Congrats to all the kids who ran the Belgrade Invitational. It was a great day for racing! The parents page has some pics from the races, results, and pace charts.

We have a few things happening this week. Here is the upcoming schedule:

  • Mon 9/9 at 4:15 pm: Practice at Lindley Park

  • Wed 9/11 at 6:30 pm: optional BSWD fun run at the MSU Track

  • Thur 9/12 at 4:15 pm: Practice at Lindley Park

  • Sat 9/14 at 8:00 am: Volunteer opportunity for the John Colter Run Water Stop. Email chad@bozemantrackclub.org if you are interested

  • Sat 9/14 at 6:20 pm and 6:40 pm: Bozeman Invitational at the Bridger Creek Golf Course

Bozeman Invitational Registration

Registration is due by NOON on Thursday! Remember, when filling out the form you must finish checking out by clicking the shopping cart and completing the transaction. If you don’t have an email confirmation, your registration wasn’t finished and I won’t get it!

Volunteering

We have the initial Volunteer Signup ready. Feel free to browse the options, grab a slot, and/or ask questions if something isn’t clear (chad@bozemantrackclub.org). Our first primary need is the help for the meet this weekend at the Bridger Creek Golf Course in Bozeman. Thanks in advance!

Carpooling

If you are interested carpooling, here are the volunteer contacts that stepped forward for the two big middle schools. There will be additional discussion at practice on Monday for those interested. If you are unable to make it to practice, please reach out to the contact at your school.

  • Chief Joseph: Donna Halpin - donna0207@hotmail.com
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4FAAAB2CA6FF2-cjms

  • Sacajawea: Annmarie Hamling - hamling.ac@gmail.com

THANKS!

Thank you to those who helped with the BTC water stops at the marathon. The weather was great, the runners did well, and the company was excellent :)

First BTC Pre-season runs!

We are kicking off some pre-season runs this week. We encourage kids and parents to show up to the Big Sky Wind Drinker runs and to our unofficial get-together runs in August. However, we all know it is still summer and we won't kick off things with an official practice until August 26th. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Schedule at-a-Glance

  • Wed 8/7 at 6:30p - BSWD run at the Bear Canyon Trailhead (see directions on their website)

  • Thur 8/8 at 7:00p - First BTC Unofficial run / get-together at the Lindley Park Shelter on Cypress St.

Log your miles!

The Rockstar Summer Runner program is getting rolling. At the end of each week, log your miles here (https://sites.google.com/bozemantrackclub.org/btc-xc-2019/home/rockstar).