Northlea likes to run! The Northlea Cross-Country program is arguably the most successful such initiative in the entire City of Toronto. In 2015, Northlea had over 300 students come out for Cross-Country and an amazing 51 students going all the way to the City Championships.
Those who attend a race are truly amazed at how inspiring it is to see the kids putting 100% effort in their races and cheering each other on. All students who participate in the practices are taken to the first meet and as a result, the meet looks like a sea of grey and green!
The strong program is the result of a lot of hard work on the part of many, including 2 amazing co-coordinators and other teacher volunteers, the parent coaches and the many parents that volunteered to come and supervise at the meets!
Finally, last but not least is the hard work and dedication of the Northlea students. We have a program that is envied by many schools and can continue that way for years to come if we continue as a hardworking group, dedicated to enlightening children to the joy of running!
The first practice of the Cross-Country season 2016 is on Wednesday, September 7th at 7:45 a.m. Permission forms will be distributed that allow students to go off property to train (properly supervised, of course) and attend the races very early in the first week of school. Those forms need to be returned by Friday, September 9 at the latest.
Extra help is always welcome! On race days, we need lots of parent volunteers. If you have some interest in coaching a specific grade group, please email coordinator(s) Alexis De Castro or Megan O’Connell.