Grades K-5 XC Challenge Saturday

A reminder for parents and students that tomorrow – Saturday (10/15) – is the town-wide Manchester Elementary School Cross Country Challenge at Manchester High School.  Thank you to all the parents and students who signed up to run in support of Team Saint James School!  If your child is unable to make the race please e-mail Andrea Piotrowski at or Amy Guenther at to let us know as soon as possible.

Date:       Saturday, October 15, 2016
Place:      Manchester High School Athletic Field

Please be sure to arrive for the check-in time noted below (or before) to receive your child’s shirt and name badge.  Races will begin promptly at the race time indicated.  Please pick your child up at the end of the race course (runners will be supervised by an SJS approved volunteer if they finish the race before you get there).

Race (Grades): Check-in time Race Time
Grades 4 & 5 girls race 8:10am 8:30am
Grades  4 & 5 boys race 8:40am 9:00am
Grades 2 & 3 girls race 9:10am 9:30am
Grades 2 & 3 boys race 9:40am 10:00am
Grade 1 girls race 10:10am 10:30am
Grade 1 boys race 10:35am 10:55am
Kindergarten girls race 11:00am 11:20am
Kindergarten boys race 11:25am 11:45am


Course Distance: (approximate):       800 meters (1/2 mile) Kindergarten – Grade 1,  1600 meters (1 mile) Grades 2-5.  Course is mainly on the grass, finishing on the track

If you have not already done so, you may still RSVP your child for this event and even just show up the morning of to race:  Students will just need to wear their Saint James School Gym Shirt as the race shirt order was placed a while ago.  For early RSVPs, children will receive their race t-shirt at check-in the morning of the race

Parent volunteers helping with this event are asked to be at the High School at 7:45am.  Please park in the back lot (by the field/pool) and meet Mrs. Guenther and Mrs. Piotrowski by the Saint James School table.