Every fall, FLEET FEET Sports hosts the first cross country meets of the season for many local high school teams. These meets are designed to give teams a chance to participate in a fun, low-pressure season opener. The meets start with boys and girls junior varsity and varsity (10-runner teams) races and conclude with a pizza party and awards ceremony. When it's all over, athletes board the team bus with a quick season-opener to enter into their race logs, a belly full of pizza, and a commemorative t-shirt.
If you are a coach who is interested in bringing your team to one of the meets, please email Meet Director Luke Hofmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him at 855-LUV-2-RUN ext. 706.
The Cross Country Classic has grown to include three meets, each presented by a footwear vendor that is committed to the success of the cross country athlete. We thank them for their support.
The Hoka One One Cross Country Classic will be hosted on Wednesday, August 27th at Wentzville's Quail Ridge Park. The following schools will be sending boys and/or girls teams: Bowling Green, Buchanan, Christian, Farmington, Fort Zumwalt East, Fort Zumwalt West, Francis Howell, Francis Howell Central, Liberty, Lutheran, Orchard Farm, Pattonville, St. Charles, Timberland, and Warrenton.
The New Balance Cross Country Classic will be hosted on Thursday, August 28th at Chesterfield's Parkway Central High School. The following schools will be sending boys and/or girls teams: Battle, CBC, Chaminade, Desmet, Eureka, Fort Zumwalt South, Hillsboro, Holt, Incarnate Word, Ladue, Nerinx Hall, Northwest, Parkway Central, Parkway North, Priory, Ritenour, St. Francis Borgia, Ursuline, Villa Duchesne, and Webster Groves.
The Saucony Cross Country Classic will be hosted on Friday, August 29th at Arnold City Park. The following schools will be sending boys and/or girls teams: Affton, Bishop DuBourg, Cape Central, Festus, Fox, Hannibal, Herculaneum, Lindbergh, Marquette, Mehlville, MICDS, Potosi, Providence, Rockwood Summit, Rosati Kain, Seckman, St. Joseph's, Sullivan, and Windsor.
All three meets are supported by GU Energy, the maker of the original energy gel and a leader in sports nutrition. GU Brew energy drink will be served to all athletes at the post-race celebrations.