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Hello, Parents of 5th through 8th grade Panthers,

My name is Susannah Edwards, and my husband Stu and I coach the NLRCA cross country team.  

If you are unfamiliar with cross country, it involves running longer distances than we do in track. On the middle school level, we run 2 mile races. We practice twice a week together, and then the runners have one run a week they do on their own. We have four meets, each on Wednesday evenings. The Boys and girls run in separate races.

We will have our first practice this Wednesday, August 18, at 6:00 PM at Burns Park. We will meet at the parking lot on Catfish Road, which is between the soccer fields and the river. We would like to invite anyone interested in participating or just curious about cross country to attend. 

You don't need any special equipment, just athletic shoes you can run in and a water bottle. If you decide to participate, each runner will need an up to date physical--this is required for all sports at NLRCA.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. My email is

We would love to see you Wednesday,

Coaches Edwards