St. James Relay Carnival – 10/10/19

Meet Schedule for the St. James XC Relays – 10/10/19

Johnson County Community College XC Course, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park KS

12:45  Please release students from class for the St. James XC Relays
1:00  Bus leaves for JCCC.
1:10  Bus arrives at JCCC.  Help set up camp
2:10  Coaches meeting
2:30  Girls 4 x 1 mile relay
3:15 Boys 4 x 1 mile relay
4:00  Boys and Girls 2 x 2 mile relay and 3 x 1 mile relay
4:45 Adult 4 x 1 mile relay
5:30 Awards
6:15 Craig Virgin Award presentation
6:00 Mark Curp Award presentation
7:00 Bus arrives back at East.  Regular Practice Friday!!!

 Mark Curp grew up in tiny Polo MO, where he began his distance running career.  He later continued his running career and education at Central Missouri State University He became a top ranked US marathoner and US Olympic team member thought hard work and dedication.  He also a cousin to former Olathe East cross country runners Will and Maggie Tindall.  Will won the 2016 State Cross Country Individual Championship for Olathe East in 2016 and led his team to a state title.

Donut Run Schedule – 8/31/19

Here is tomorrow’s Donut Run Schedule:

7:30 am…..Locker rooms open

7:50 am…..All runners should be at East, dressed in meet uniforms and meet sweats. Bring your Donut Run costumes in your backpacks! WE WILL MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE FRESHMAN (EAST) GYM. WE WILL LET YOUR KNOW WHERE PICTURES WILL BE, EITHER IN THE FRESHMAN GYM OR BY THE POND.

8:00am….Individual and team pictures are taken.

8:40 am…..Team dismissed to change and warmup for Donut Run

9:00am…..All Donut Run teams should be on the starting line for introductions

9:15am…..Donut Run

9:40 am…..Fun run mile or ¼ mile for parents, fans, grand-kids, and anyone who likes to run

10:00 am…..Results and awards at Coach Bo’s truck

10:30 am…..Donuts food and fun….runners are dismissed after helping coaches take down course.

OEXC – Week 8/26 – 9/1

Here are this week’s events for OEXC:

Wed 8/28 – Pizza Shoppe Fundraiser: This is our first fundraiser of the season. Our runners will be serving pizza at this event. A portion of each sale and 100% of the tips goes to the team. Invite your friends, family and neighbors (and most of all….Be sure to tip your server!)

Thurs 8/29 – Uniforms will be distributed before practice. Susan Stanley and Monica Post will also be at practice to take pictures for the Team Sheets and Spirit Buttons.

***Important Revised Info****
Sat 8/31 – Donut Run and Team Pictures: Team pics will be BEFORE the Donut Run this year so everyone looks fresh! Pictures will start at 8am – this includes the entire team pic, individual pics and a senior banner pic. After team pictures, runners will change into their donut run attire and the groups will be introduced. The run will start immediately after team introductions. Coach is hoping the Donut Run festivities will start at 9am. So, for parents, this means that you can come a little later, but be sure not to miss the team introductions!

Also on 8/31 – OEXC Registration fees due. Come during pictures and turn in your forms and dues! If you forgot to buy a yard sign or window decal, we will have those as well.

Sun 9/1 – Spirit Wear Deadline Today – Don’t miss out on coming to the meets in style!  Click here for the link to OEXC Spirit Wear order page on the Hawks Nest page.

Saturday Practice at Shawnee Mission Park 8/24/19

Saturday, 8/24/19

TIME: 8 am to about 9 am

PLACE: We will meet in the Visitor Center/ Park Police Parking Lot, 7900 Renner Road. Take Renner Road to the Shawnee Mission Park Entrance on 79th Street….Turn left into the park. The Visitor Center is right at the entrance to the park, we meet in the parking lot behind that station. This entrance is about a ¼ to ½ mile south of the Theatre in the Park entrance. If the Visitor Center parking lot is blocked we will park in the parking area about a ¼ mile west of Center.


DIRECTIONS FROM OLATHE EAST: Go North on Blackbob to 119th Street, Turn West (left) left on 119th to Renner Road (across the I-35 bridge). Go North on Renner. The Park entrance is about 6 miles north of 119th street. Allow yourself around 15 to 20 minutes driving time.

BREAKFAST: Runners usually carpool to breakfast after the run (usually IHOP). Check with your
runner to find out their plan if they are planning to carpool with other runners.

Click here for map of park.