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Northlea likes to run! The Northlea Cross-Country program is arguably the most successful such initiative in the entire City of Toronto. Every year, 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 2018 is on Wednesday, September 5th at 7:45 a.m. (except for the Grade 1’s who will start on Thursday). 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 7th at the latest. You can also download the 2018 cross country package here (practice schedules, race dates, spirit wears, permission forms and code of conduct) :
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.
You can now go online through our supplier and order all kinds of clothing, not only for kids but for parents too! The dedicated Northlea website is:
Our lime green shirt ordered in previous years is called:
ATC Youth Pro Team T
(Please select LIME GREEN)
Customization is available by clicking on the back view of the shirt. All runners are required to wear a Northlea shirt for the TDSB races. They need 7-8 business days for delivery. Please order now to ensure you have all your Northlea gear for the first race!