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Cross Country Summer Information

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The Eastern XC Team is open to athletes of all ability and experience levels but there is an expectation of high commitment from all members.  See below the important information about the upcoming season.

Any athletes wishing to join the team should email Coach Horan ( and also download the “Team App” or visit and search for “EasternXC” to begin receiving all team communication.

Paperwork and Fees (KHSAA Physical and Supporting Documents)

  • Eastern Athletic Physical Packet
  • An athlete cannot practice or condition unless there is a physical on file at Eastern or with Coach Horan. Physicals are good for one year from exam date.
  • Required Fees are $40, paid once per school year, multi-sport athletes only pay once.
    • Tryout fee $5, Insurance $15, Trainer $20: Total $40.
    • Check to Eastern High School can be submitted at conditioning/practice.

Schedule for practice

  • Practice Schedule – This may be revised and will be communicated via our “Team App”
  • Summer Warrior Program -The Summer Warrior Program encourages full participation over the summer with some intrinsic and extrinsic rewards!

Required Equipment

  • Shoes, good shoes, new shoes
    • Swag’s Sport Shoes has been a financial supporter of our program for years and there are several other good running stores in the city.
    • I would strongly encourage visiting a Running Specialty store instead of a mall store, general sporting good store, or outlet.
  • Watch- Simple watch with Chrono and Lap timer
    • Lots of options out there for watches, Timex offers quality intro level watches at Walmart in the $20-30 range.
    • Garmin offers many different levels of GPS watches that can help athletes track mileage and pace.  These watches can be a useful tool for runners but are not required.

Team Apparel/Uniforms

  • Uniforms are purchased/owned by athletes, please communicate to Coach Horan if this is a financial hardship.
  • We will communicate more details as we get closer to the competitive season.
  • We will do an order for team apparel in July for optional gear

Injured athlete recommendations

Booster Club Expectations

  • Chris Chmielewski- President-
  • The purpose of the booster club is to fund raise and facilitate activities that are beyond the scope of the athletic budget.
  • Pride in the Program is a mantra of the Boosters, giving us the tools and resources to do exceptional things.
  • Fundraising Opportunities
    • Youth Running Camp 17– July 11-14
      • We will need 3-4 parent volunteers to assist each day.
      • Athletes should stay to help each day they are able to.
    • Greater Louisville Classic- September 29-30th
    • Kroger Program (visit, Community Rewards link, search for Eastern Track XC Booster)

Upcoming events

  • Youth Running Camp 7/11-7/14
  • Family/Alumni Run & Gathering- Saturday morning 7/29
  • Team Camp 7/29 – 8/1
    • Each athlete will need to cover some expense ($75-100) but do not let financial hardship prevent anyone from attending
    • We will need parent drivers and chaperones

Anyone wishing to join who has not already done so should contact Coach Horan

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