Hey Hawks, I know we haven't participated in this week's meet at Sheldon High School yet, but I wanted to alert everyone to details concerning our meet next weekend in Hercules. The Running Rebels Invitational is a two-day meet with distance events on both Saturday and Sunday, providing a lot of options for athletes. I want to lay out those options now so you can plan ahead and let me know what you plan to do before the registration deadline next Tuesday. This is the first of a series of two-day meets which we will need to plan for as we move into the heart of the season.
First, Hercules is about an hour away toward the Bay Area, a little past Fairfield but closer than Berkeley. Our family won't be staying the night, instead driving there and back each day, but of course if you want to stay over that is up to you.
Second, like I mentioned, the races are spread out. The 800m is on Saturday, I am guessing around 2pm. Because it is a rolling schedule and I don't know for sure when the race will begin, I want everyone participating in the 800m to arrive by noon. The 1500m is on Sunday probably around noon. I need runners in that race to arrive by 10am. The nice part of this schedule is that once our Hawks have run, they don't need to wait around for a second race that day.
Everyone is welcome to participate in either or both races. I totally understand if a family wants to do one day and not the other, just let me know so I can accurately register our team. On a side note, there is also a 3000m run for the kids age 11 and up, but I plan to only register Ryko, Elias, and Adeleine for that race at this point in the season. It is likely to begin around 10:30 on Saturday if anyone wants to come early and cheer them on. If you have interest in running the 3k, please message me and we can chat about it.
Finally, anyone running both days of the meet can miss their long run for the week; however, if your athlete is only participating one day, he or she is expected to do a long run on the other day. We train through meets mid-season, only ramping down as we approach championships at the end.
So, in conclusion, when you RSVP for next week's meet please indicate in the comments or in the chat in which events your athlete will participate. Registration is due Tuesday the 26th. And if you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks!
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