The 2023 Men's Cross Country season is here! Last season's full top seven roster returns this season, along with many new athletes ready to contribute to the Hale XC tradition. Welcome all new athletes to the Hale Cross Country Tradition! Be ready to work hard and have fun chasing big goals as a team. Let's make history this fall. See below for details on the first two weeks of the season!
Need Updated Physical / New Athlete Physicals
Many guys on the team need updated physicals. Please schedule today so can have done before first day of season. Can use many same/next day clinics to complete if primary is not getting you in on time.
Sign up with School
Parents, please sign up for cross country with the school at the link below BEFORE Friday August 11th. If you need a physical, please schedule ASAP with primary or at a clinic that can get you in sooner. Do not wait until the last week or your son will not be eligible to practice/compete until that is done.
Please note finish times are not 'exact'. Depending on workout for the day practice may be shorter or a bit longer given we do some activities and extra things the first couple of weeks especially when athletes are learning new routines.
Monday, August 14th - Practice 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. @ Hale
Tuesday, August 15th - Practice 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. @ Hale
Wednesday, August 16th - Practice 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. @ Hale (Mentors will start run by 7:30)
Thursday, August 17th - Practice 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. @ Hale
Friday, August 18th - Minooka Park Practice - Meet at Hale at 8:30 a.m., return to school at 1:15 p.m.
Saturday, August 19th - Family Night 3k at Hale, 6:00 p.m. race start
Sunday, August 20th - OFF
Monday, August 21st - Practice 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. @ Hale
Tuesday, August 22nd - Practice 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. @ Hale
Wednesday, August 23rd - Practice 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. @ Hale / First pasta party Pliers/Hutters
Thursday, August 24th - MEET @ Palmyra - Bus time estimate 1:45 p.m. with race at 4:00 p.m.
Friday, August 25th - Practice 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. @ Hale
Saturday, August 26th - Runathon Night - 8:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at Hale Soccer Field
Sunday, August 27th - OFF
Monday, August 28th - Practice 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. @ Hale
Tuesday, August 29th - Practice 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. @ Hale / Band guys practice 3:15 p.m. at Hale
Wednesday, August 30th - Practice 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. @ Hale / Frosh/Band practice at 3:15 at Hale
Thursday, August 31st - Practice 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. @ Hale / Pasta @ Mach /Dewitt's 4:30 p.m.
Friday, September 1st- Betz Invite!
Saturday/Sunday - Frosh will be OFF, veterans will have assigned run on Saturday
Monday, September 4th - 6:00 p.m. Practice (come dressed to run, won't have lockerroom today)
Runathon - Fundraiser
Please use the form below to start gathering donations for our annual runathon! This year the team will get new uniform jerseys, shorts and jackets. Funds raised will also go toward those who attended summer camp.
Minooka Park Friday/Family Night Saturday
Our team outing to Minooka Park on Friday August 18th will have us leave Hale at 8:45 a.m. and return approximately 1:15 p.m. to Hale. This is our practice for this day, so please be aware of the different time.
Our annual family night at the Hale Campus is scheduled for Saturday, August 19th with the 3k race beginning at 6 p.m. and hangout and dodgeball to follow after. This is for all families, alumni and is a required team event.
Please fill in dates to host a pasta party for the team! We have done these for decades and continue the tradition to feast with the team before each meet.
Pasta Parties Sign up Form
Fan Shirts! Order for family/friends. Your son(s) will receive a team Hale XC shirt so do not order one of those for them, but definitely order to wear at meets and share with others! Return order form and money by Friday, August 18th.
2023 Fan Shirt Order Form
Team Store Now Open!
Team Store Link
Schedule and Team Info
If you ever need the schedule it's always linked on our site tabs. Look at the second tab of the spreadsheet and you'll see a parent letter information. This shares information on where to buy shoes, how to handle aches and pains, and covers our team standards which form the basis for our team culture.
2023 Schedule and Parent Letter
No in person parent meeting this season
There will be no formal parent meeting this fall with all communication being available on our site. Also, starting this season I will ask all communication to be done via email machXC@gmail.com. Coaches will not reply to any text messages from parents. Feel free to email with any questions or clarification on the season!