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Cross Country
​​​​What Is Cross Country?

Cross country running is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain such as dirt or grass. The course may include surfaces of grass and earth, pass through woodlands and open country, and include hills, flat ground and sometimes gravel road and minor obstacles. It is both an individual and a team sport, which usually takes place during autumn and winter, and can include weather conditions of rain, sleet, snow or hail, and a wide range of temperatures. Mission School District typically holds their cross country run in October.

​​​​Centennial Pumpkin Run​

When: ​Thursday, October 5th, 2023
Time: 3:00pm
Where: Centennial Park - 7871 Taulbut Street (There are two parking lots off Taulbut St. and Grand St.)
Information: Students will start in the middle of the park and continue running around the entire park.​

Intermediate Sports Park Race (Grades 4-6)

When: ​Thursday, October 12th, 2023
Time: 3:00pm
Where: Mission Sports Park

Primary Sports Park Race (Grades 1-3)

When: ​Thursday, October 19th, 2023
Time: 3:00pm
Where: Mission Sports Park
​Information: All teams will meet close to the parking lot. The race is about 1km long, and after the race, students will be asked to wait in the end zone until the coach comes to get them and return to the start where families can then take their children home. Here are the approximate run order and times; please try to arrive 15 minutes before the race.
3:05pm (Grade 1 Girls)
3:20pm (Grade 1 Boys)
3:35pm (Grade 2 Girls)
3:45pm (Grade 2 Boys)
3:55pm (Grade 3 Girls)
4:05pm (Grade 3 Boys)