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Grand Mountain has reached capacity for the 2021 Fall XC season. Please plan to join us for the Spring Track Season. Registration will open in February 2022.

Head Coach

Amanda Miller


Assistant Coaches

Michelle Batts

Megan Nellis

Meghan Drake

Rachael Park

First Practice Date and parent meeting information

Wednesday, September 8th

Topics to be discussed:

    - coaches contact info
   - practice days & times
   - meet dates & student report times
   - student expectations & goals
   - t-shirt pick up location/dates/times
   - pick up procedures after practices

Practice Days and location

Practice days: Wednesdays and Fridays at Grand Mountain School


Practice Times

3:15 - 4:00 pm Students can come to Ms. Miller's first grade classroom (room 215) after class to change, eat their snack, and gather until practice begins. Kindergarten students will be picked up by an assistant coach and brought to our meeting location.

Things Needed

Please have your student dress appropriately for practice. (i.e. running shoes and exercise clothes according to outside weather predictions)

Clothing Guidelines:

55 degrees and warmer: Running shoes, t-shirt, shorts and optional running hat.

45 - 54 degrees: Running shoes, t-shirt, sweatshirt/windbreaker, shorts or sweat pants.

44 - 25 degrees: Running shoes, t-shirt, sweatshirt/windbreaker, sweat pants, running hat/ headband and gloves. 

Students should always come with a water bottle labeled with their name. It is their responsibility to make sure they have it at the end of each practice.

Students will be allowed to bring a quick snack to eat at the start of each practice while attendance is being taken.


Meet Schedule

Meets are scheduled at 1:30 pm at
Mesa Ridge High School on
Sunday, September 19th
Sunday, September 26th
Sunday, October 3rd


Race Schedule


Our schedule of events

 Runners and Coaches Arrive

  Coaches Meeting

Parent Volunteers meet the Site Director on the infield for course assignments

 Star Spangled Banner

Races Begin

Kindergarten - 1st Grade - 1/2 mile
2nd - 6th Grade - Either 1 mile or 1.5 mile 


Landsharks Lightning Policy

1.    We will monitor the weather via the Weather Bug App with Spark Function. 

2.   Activities shall be immediately suspended and all personnel directed to move to a safe area when the meter indicates lightning is within a 8-mile radius.  Activities shall remain suspended until the device indicates there is no longer lightning within a 8-mile radius.

3.   If the device fails or connectivity is poor, we will suspend activity when cloud-to-ground lightning is observed OR thunder is heard.  We will quickly direct staff, participants and athletes to pre-determined shelter(s).

4.   Once the practice/race has been suspended, we will wait at least 20 minutes after the last thunder or flash of lightning is witnessed, prior to resuming.

5.   Any subsequent thunder or lightning, after the beginning of the 20-minute count, reset the clock and another 20-minute count should begin.

6.   Please share the safety plan with others picking up your athlete.

7.   Understand the evacuation process depending on the site lay out. 

Race Day Guidelines

In order to create a safe environment for our Landshark runners and families, please adhere to the following guidelines for our races. These guidelines are in place to help keep our races organized and fun for the kids and parents.

  1. Please park in designated areas only.
  2. Upon arrival, please locate your runner(s) school coach and then parents must be in the designated spectator viewing area(s).  The only adults allowed on the race course are coaches or volunteers with a Landsharks' T-shirt.
  3. Exchange runners should check-in with the Site Director, who is in the Tie-dye or Bright yellow T-shirt.  Your runner will receive their bib at that time.  All runners are required to have a bib prior to racing.  Bibs should be pinned on the back of the runners' shirt for ease of removal in the finish chute.
  4. Each race night all runners run ONLY one race of their choice with their age group.
  5. Please for the safety of ALL athletes No parents on the race course.  There will be coaches on the course with the runners as well as designated volunteers to help keep all runners safe.
  6. Following your runner's race, your child will find you in the designated spectator viewing area.  You are free to stay and watch the remainder of the races or depart if so desired.
  7. Have fun and cheer for all runners because, “Finishing is Winning!”