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The middle school program is intended to encourage enthusiasm for running by striving to instill a love of the sport in a fun and encouraging community. The middle school program is open to anyone in 5th through 8th grade regardless of school affiliation or ability level.
Join the 2019 Text Group on Remind for location updates and weather cancellation notices – text @lrcxcteam to 81010
Registration is free but requires an account. Adults will need to set up an account and then add their child(ren) to their account to register them.
Parents are encouraged to participate in the workouts or use the time to complete their own workout at the location. Parents do not have to be LRC members for their children to run.
Polk County Middle School cross country started in 2013. Runners are encouraged to run with their school program, when one is available. The LRC Lightning is a cross country team open to all students in 5th to 8th grade. The program prepares runners to race middle school cross country 3k distance. Cross Country practice begins in August per the FSHAA guidelines.
The team participates in the Tuesday night middle school practice and has two additional practices each week, Thursday evening and Saturday morning. Location for these practices varies. The team runs 4 to 5 meets from August to October. These meets are held Friday evenings or Saturday mornings.
Join the Lightning Text Group on Remind for location updates and weather cancellation notices – text @lrcxcteam to 81010
There is a $25 fee meet registrations, and $12.50 per uniform piece if you need them as new team members.
To be eligible, runners must:
• be members of the Lakeland Runners Club - can join as a student member as part of the registration
• commit to attend 2 of 3 weekly practices
• attend 10 practices in the four weeks before their first meet
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