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Frequently Asked Questions about 4th – 8th youth cross country team:

1. Can my child miss a practice due to another activity?

Yes, we understand that kids are in multiple activities and other practices. Adding running and running as a team is a great benefit to other sports.


2. What if I cannot make the practices before school starts on August 10?

We understand that some families are still in camps or out of town. Yes, it is okay but please comment on your registration or send an email to


3. When does registration ends?

August 20th is last day to register due to the first race on August 27.


4. What if I cannot make it to a meet?

Not all meets are required but encouraged to gain racing experience and team camaraderie.


5. My middle schooler runs cross country for a charter school, can they run for both the school and Sarasota Track Club?

The cross country season around the state ends in October so there is some overlap but the only race in October is on a Saturday and won’t conflict with any charter school cross country meet. Practice schedule and effort will be adjusted for the athlete.


6. What if I cannot get my child to the meet?

We will have a team directory after registration so carpool arrangements can be made with other parent.


7. Does my child need to attend a Sarasota County school to participate?

No, all runners are welcome between 4th – 8th grades


8. What is needed for practices?

Fluids (water/sports drink), Yoga mat, Running gear (shoes, shirt, shorts)

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