Start of season news and sponsorship opportunities

Greetings XC Families!

Hopefully summer is treating you well.  With just under a month before the season begins, we have some important announcements:

In addition to the Fun Run, which in recent years has been the primary fundraiser for the team, we are looking for new ways to raise funds not covered by the district budget. The money is necessary for hotels, busses, new uniforms, “wow” t-shirts, awards, supplies, treats, and more. The district pays for some but not all of the expenses. Other BHS teams (think football, volleyball, basketball, etc..) have sponsors. This year, we are seeking sponsorship for the XC team.

If you or a business would be interested in making a tax-deductible donation to Bozeman Cross Country, please contact Mindy at 582-9189. Here are suggestions:




Platinum=$500 and up

Sponsors will be recognized on banners in Lindley Park at the Fun Run (aka Run with the Hawks), August 29th. Donations received before the first week of August will receive recognition at the Sweet Pea Race packet pickup. Like other sports, we plan to have the team picture on posters placed around town announcing our season schedule. Sponsors would receive exposure on these as well.

The official start to the season is Monday, August 17th. Plan to meet Monday through Friday August 17-21 at  8:30 a.m. @BHS Oval. Please pick up a Sports Participation Booklet from the Activities Office, schedule a doctor’s physical and turn the booklets into the office on or before August 14. We have heard that East Main Medical Clinic (587-3788) offers physicals on a walk-in basis and for a good price.

Run with the Hawks Registration LIVE

RUN WITH THE HAWKS is the 5th annual fundraiser for the Bozeman High School Cross Country team. On August 29th at 9:00 am, the student athletes will run a 2.5 mile race WITH the community and share a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, fruit, coffee, and juice.  It’s an opportunity to meet and run with the team, eat a yummy breakfast, and raise funds to support the team.  There is online registration or race day registration beginning at 9am in Lindley Park, 1102 E. Curtiss.  The cost is adults= $20, youth 13 & younger = $5, families (up to 6 people)= $50.  Registration includes the breakfast, but it can be purchased separately by spectators for $5.



The meeting of the YEAR!

Hello Dear Parents--we have a running tradition of a "Fun Run" the day 
after the time trial (Saturday,August 29th). It entails a fun run, a 
community breakfast, and the kids running with the community in Lindley 
Park. It is our main fundraiser and we plan on meeting Tuesday July 
7th, at 7:45ish to start the planning process--you can drop your kids 
off at the group run and then come to our house for the meeting, we will 
be done by the time they are and you can swing by and pick them back up!

Please let me know if you can come to 27 Golden Trout Way for the meeting.

Thanks for your help. Look forward to seeing any of you!


Parent Meeting Notes

Getting to Know Cross Country —

Bozeman High School

  1.   Meet the Coaches

          Clint May                                                 Steve Hickman

          Elizabeth Fulton                                       Kelly Fulton

  1. Shoes

        Most important piece of apparel. Generally good for 400-500 miles. Some runners (year-           round) need 3-4 pairs per.

  1. Website

  1. Summer time opportunities

         Bozeman Cross Country Camp

         HARC Camp

         Weekly get-together runs.

  1. Running and Nutrition or   Running Nutrition

  1. Who Should Own This Experience?

        “It has been so hard since _____________ decided to not continue. It was so much a                  family thing.”

         “I know they’ll just love cross country, it was the best part of high school for me.”

  1. Team first                                                                                                                                        In all that we do and say are we as adults building the team?

  1. Race Day Routines — Designed to build the team.

  1. How Can We Help Our Kids Understand Balance, Priorties, and Stress?   (Shark Tank)

  1. Run With The Hawks

        Key fundraiser, contact Mindy May, 582-9189.

MSU’s Cristian Soratos heads to post season

Here’s a great little story on MSU’s super star Cristian Soratos. His story is very inspirational as he was not a standout HS runner recruited to D1 schools. His next meet is the West Regional this coming weekend.

Who’s qualified for State prior to Divisionals?

Here’s a nice little post from the Billings Gazette with lists of who has prequalified for state for all of the classes that have those standards.

Top Ten Meet Schedule of Events


A comparison of Newspaper coverage of track events

Through great strategy and a balanced team the Bozeman Hawks won the Great Falls Optimist Invitational for the first time in many years. The “Chicks Meet” is a chance for all of the AA teams to come together for a State Meet Preview. For the second year in a row the conditions were awful with continuous snow, sleet, or rain. Team huddled on the concrete under the bleachers trying to stay dry and warm but consistently wandered out into the elements to cheer on their friends. Here’s a link to a story at the Great Falls Gazette.

The MT Standard in Butte had nice coverage of the boy’s meet with an emphasis on local sprinter, Dalton Daum. Looks like Butte had much nicer weather than Great Falls.

I don’t know why the Chronicle has had such poor coverage this year. Track had 225 athletes start this year and many of their parents are community leaders with businesses that used to support the paper through advertising. is where you can find full results of all Montana Track Meets

State qualifying standards for AA Track


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