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Head Coach

Dejah Tunney

Assistant Coaches

Jacinda Cole

Ashley Almirez

Evan Nold

First Practice Date and parent meeting information

September 7, 2022

Practice Days and location


Practice Times

3:15 - 4:00 pm 

Meet at the soccer field changed and with water bottles filled. Students will not be allowed back in the building during practice!

Younger students (K-3) will be picked up by a coach at their normal outside dismissal areas and taken to the bathroom and drinking fountain before being taken outside.

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 3:00 pm at
Mesa Ridge High School on:

Sunday, September 18th
Sunday, September 25th
Sunday, October 2nd


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 - 2nd Grade: 1/2 mile
2nd - 6th Grade: 1 mile OR 1.5 mile

***Heat order will be run at discretion of the Site Director***


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. 

Meet 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!”