School Athletics » Cross Country

Cross Country


Cross Country is the only sport offered for the fall season. 

  • This sport is offered for boys and girls in 5th and 6th grades.
  • Cross Country is a Co-ed running team that competes against other schools over an outdoor terrain consisting of 1 to 2 miles. 


  • The season officially starts Tuesday, September 3rd.
  • Parents and athletes are required to read, print, and sign the 3 forms posted on the Middle School Athletics website. The forms that must be turned in are Code of Conduct, the Sports Physical, and a Waiver/Liability form.  These forms must be turned in prior the first official practice in order to participate. 
  • There is a fee of $85 per sport, per athlete. 
  • Cross Country registration deadline is Tuesday, September 3rd.


  • The first official practice will be held on 
  • Practices will be held every Monday and Tuesday after school from 3:30 to 5:00 pm and Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.

Meets Location

  • Our school will be competing against many other charter schools in the Aurora/Denver area. 
  • All meets will start at 4:30 pm. 
  • Athletes are expected to arrive fully prepared 15 minutes before the start time for proper warm-up and team huddles.

Meets Schedule

  • 1 Mile September 11th Start time: 4:30
  • 1 Mile September 25th Start time: 4:30
  • 2 Mile October 9th Start time: 4:30
  • 2 Mile October 23rd Start Time: 4:30

The location of the meets is TBA!!

ADSL requires that two parents from each school volunteer to direct/supervise runners during their races on race days. Please choose a day that works for you! 


  • Athletes will be asked their t-shirt size and will be given a uniform prior to the first race. 
  • Uniforms must be worn only on race day. 
  • Please wear proper attire and be prepared on race days (water, snack, running shoes, shorts, light jacket, sweatshirts, etc.)


  • Athletes may only be transported via parents and/or family member to and from the race. 
  • Teachers and Coaches are not permitted to transport any athlete. 
  • If parents wish to carpool, parents must fill out and sign the Carpool approval form provided by Ms. Erickson either prior or post race. 
  • Parents and guardians may also use this form for practices. On race day, a sign-out form will be passed around for signatures to verify parents are taking their athlete home.

Parent/Student Handbook

  • Please read through the GVA-DC parent/student handbook. 
  • This handbook contains important information on the code of conduct, behavioral expectations, sportsmanship, student eligibility, the 24-hour rule, chain of communication, and our athletic standards here at GVA.