The official start to season is Monday, August 12th. Practices will be Monday-Saturday's from 7:30-9:30AM down at the MHS track. The team will be taking a bus on an optional, but highly recommended training camp up to Battle Lake MN from August 22-25. The total cost for going is $190 for the three nights. More information is given below under training camp icon. There will be practice 7:30am for those not attending camp on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with coach Miller. When back from camp on August 26th, practice times will be shifted to 3:15-5:15PM for the rest of the season, with the exception of Saturday's, which will continue to be at 7:30AM. There will be no practice on Labor Day Monday, Sept 2nd, but a workout will be given to run on own. Practice times during MEA October 17-19 will be at 7:30AM on those days.
We are expected to have between 50-60 on the team. There are no cuts in this sport, and everyone competes in at least 8 meets for either the Varsity (top 7), JV (next 7), or C Race (everyone else) during the course of the season. Students are more than welcome to join the team through September 14th, at the end of the second week of school starting. The team will be divided into training groups led by Coach Renlund, McNeal, or Kuzara after their warm-up activities, and are based on their current fitness/race levels - Varsity, Intermediate, and Beginner Groups. Students will not be eligible to practice or compete until they are cleared by the MHS activities office.
**Alumni Run will be held Friday, August 16th, starting at 7:00PM sharp down on the MHS track. The 2.3 mile course will travel on the track, trails, and fields around Minnetonka High School. Runner check in will start at 6PM. The team will still have a light practice that morning at 7:30AM.
**Parent Meeting - Monday, August 19th at 5PM in the MHS Forum. A great time to meet the coaches and further get connected with the upcoming season and volunteer opportunities.
Thank you Coach Steve Hoag for all you have given to us over the years! You have been such a genuine and caring person to have been around. We have been so fortunate to have known you, and you will be so missed!!