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Pre-XC Youth Invitational Update

This is an update prior to XC Youth Invitational – 1.5 Miles on Sunday, November 18th.

Sadly Lydia and I will not be present since we will be running the Philadelphia Marathon. Nevertheless Bennah Serfaty and Paul Power will be lead coaches for the day. We have also identified additional roles; Hannah Wiltshire and Chris Vanderloo will serve as time keepers, while Hannah will also manage the T-shirt sales. Blank will serve as our official photographer.

All our runners who participated in the time trials and other races should understand their pace and potential for Sunday. We should all HAVE FUN!!!

Meeting Location: Five Points Runners will meet at the “Hare and Tortoise” statues in Van Cortland Park between 7:45 am and 8:00 am. Parents who are driving should allow extra time since parking in the area can be challenging. Once there we will:

* pick up our credentials and safety pins
* pin bibs on shirts and attach D-Tags to shoes (instructions)
* stretch and warm up
* review race, hydration, safety procedures and reunite location
* proceed to start when called

Race Course: Please note that girls and boys run separately. The start and end of the 1.5 will be in the park. It is one lower loop of the park. Runners are visible except when they run into a wooded section of the park. NYRR marshals will be stationed along the all sections of the course. A map is attached.

Time Keepers: We will have our own timers to record the finishing times of our runners. Hannah Wiltshire and Chris Vanderloo will serve as time-keepers. Please ensure that our runners run in our team shirts so that they are easily identified.

Race Buddies: Runners should run at their own pace, however we have placed runners into groups of two to three, this way they can look out for and encourage each other.

T-Shirts: Our Five Points Runners T-Shirts are ready and will be available on. Shirts are blue with our gold/yellow logo and are a tech material (not cotton). They are $15 for children and $20 for adults.

Race Day Contacts:
Bennah Serfaty: 917-975-3799
Paul Power: 646-238-8184
Hannah Wiltshire: 917-747-3751
Chris Vanderloo: 917-287-2807

Please ensure that our runners get a good night’s rest and hydrate well the day before. Have fun on Sunday.

Track Update 11-01-12

We hope you all weathered the storm safely. It has been a trying time for our neighborhood, to say the least. As a reminder, we will not hold practice this coming Sunday, Nov. 4 (due to the NYC Marathon, which we are both still planning to run). Here is additional information you need to know:

NYC Marathon Cheerleading
A few families will be walking across the Williamsburg Bridge Sunday morning, to cheer us on (at about Mile 11). Some of you have indicated a willingness to participate, if you would like to join the crowd, please confirm or let us know.

Indoor Practice
We are working on securing indoors space for our Wednesday evening workouts, since the track will be dark at 5:30 beginning next week, with daylight savings coming to an end. Sunday workouts will continue at 9:30 am at the track, weather permitting.

NYRR Youth XC Invitational
Our next event will be the NYRR Youth XC Invitational, a 1.5-mile cross-country run in Van Cortlandt Park, The Bronx, on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8 a.m. It’s a beautiful place to run, and a really wonderful event. Many of our families enjoyed events there last season.

NYRR Youth XC Invitational Logistics
Below is a list of runners for whom we already have signed release forms. If your child’s name is listed below and you know you will NOT be attending, please let us know; otherwise you are all set and we’ll assume your child is participating.

If your child wants to run and his/her name is NOT on the list below, please let us know by Sunday, Nov. 4, and then print and fill out the release form, and return it to Lydia by Monday, Nov. 5. If we don’t hear from you by Sunday and receive your signed release form by Monday, we will assume your child is not running on Nov. 18.

Runners already signed up for the XC Youth Invitational on Nov. 18:
Solana Quezada
Nicholas Pabotoy
Eladia Berman
Amelie Boose
Meadow Wielander
Audrey Engelsgjerd
Iris Vanderloo
Tess Wiltshire
Mino Petersson
Bette Petersson
Nemo Lacherez
Arlen Sundberg