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Cross Country Meet Information

MEET DATE: Tuesday October 2nd at Ashbridges Bay

 

Meet in the Gym at 8:15 am on Oct. 2nd if you are travelling on the bus.  We will hand out jerseys and runner competitor numbers then.

If you are driving your child, you may sign out a jersey at 3:20pm on Monday Oct. 1st from Ana in Room 311.  

 

Please note we cannot give you permission to drive another child, you must make arrangements with that child’s parents or the child must bring a note providing them permission to go in a specific friend’s car.

 

MOST IMPORTANTLY, you need to get your child/group to the starting line (on the sand, in front of the washrooms/changerooms) 15 minutes before their race time.  When the team arrives, we will set up a tent on the grass near the boardwalk/playground. You may call 416-434-9417 if you are looking for our home base. The coaches will look for runners at the home base before each race.

APPROXIMATE SCHEDULE:

Grade 1 Girls 10:00 am SHARP
Grade 1 Boys 10:15
Grade 2 Girls 10:30
Grade 2 Boys 10:45
Grade 3 Girls 11:00
Grade 3 Boys 11:15
Grade 4 Girls 11:30
Grade 4 Boys 11:45
Grade 5 Girls 12:00
Grade 5 Boys 12:15
Grade 6 Girls 12:30
Grade 6 Boys 12:45

An awareness of allergies, use of puffers etc. is VERY important. Students needing puffers or epi-pens should run with them in fanny packs.  Please let the coaches know if this is the case.

Please make sure your child has a water bottle, snacks and lunch if they are staying to take the bus home.  Older students will be encouraged to have a snack in the morning and a late lunch after they run. Students should be dressed for the weather. Layers are a good idea as runners will be warm when they are competing but it can be chillier by the lake.  Also students are free to bring books, balls, cards etc. to keep them occupied while they wait for their race. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ELECTRONIC DEVICES.

Driving Directions (if you are taking your own child):

From school take Shaw St. South to Douro Ave. and turn left

Make your next right on Strachan Ave.

Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Lake Shore Blvd W

Use the right lane to take the Gardiner Expressway E ramp

Use the right 2 lanes to take the Lake Shore Blvd exit

Turn right into Ashbridges Bay Park

(1561 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, ON M4L 3W6)


VOLUNTEERING

Please let coaches know asap if you are planning to come on the bus and can supervise a group of students at the race.  Please also let us know (if you haven’t already) if you will be driving your child and any other children.

 

If your child is in Grade 1, parents are asked to drive their child or arrange for another parent to drive your child to Ashbridges Bay.  The TDSB bus will arrive at school at 9:15 am (at the earliest). This means that we cannot guarantee to deliver Grade 1 students to the start line on time.  Girls must be there by 9:45 am.

 

Also, all schools are asked to contribute one parent volunteer to marshal the course.  This ensures student safety during the race. If a few parents from Essex/Hawthorne are willing to share this role, it would be much appreciated.  Basically you stand on the course and direct the students as they run. Please speak to the coaches if you can help out.

ANY QUESTIONS?

 

Please email jessica.haber@tdsb.on.ca or ana.neves@tdsb.on.ca

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