PAPERWORK PLEASE take some time and fill out your paperwork. You can download the paper work by going to the website. you can pay the athletic fees online:

We really need you to turn your paper work in this week. If not you will not be able to continue to practice or race at Urbandale

August 26th at 5:30 pm in the Des Moines University Auditorium, on behalf of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine organization at Des Moines University medical school. They are organizing an event along with Steve Bobenhouse, the owner of Fitness Sports in Des Moines, in which they are bring together local high school XC teams like Roosevelt HS to provide information about selecting proper racing shoes and podiatric sports medicine in general. Steve Bobenhouse has been a running shoe engineer and designer for many years, working for companies such as Saucony and others, so he will have a great deal of expertise on the subject. Also, their podiatric sports medicine organization will be there to provide any supplementary information about preventing running injuries. This gathering is for both athletes and their parents. Pizza will be provided, and the event will start at 5:30pm in the DMU auditorium.
Doors will remain open until 6, and you can park behind DMU in the main parking lot. Once you park, walk in the doors and there will be a sign on the SEC auditorium telling you where to go.

September 4, 2014 Start time 5 PM
9/10 Girls 5 PM 9/10 Boys 5:30 11/12 Girls 5:55 11/12 Boys 6:25
Urbandale Middle School Complex 7701 Aurora Ave Urbandale
Runners Please be there at 4 PM or sooner.
TEAMS PARTICIPATING: ADM, Ankeny centennial, DM Hoover, DM Lincoln, Dowling, Earlham, Grinnell, Indianola, Johnston, Urbandale

UNIFORMS We as of this newsletter going to check out uniforms sometime this week. We are still discussion the option of purchasing the uniform

THE BAG Please take some time and start getting your “BAG” ready for the first meet. This bag should be packed the day before the meet. It Contains:
Uniform, socks, warm-ups, spikes Gloves, sweatshirt, hats, blanket Rain gear Spare shirt, socks, underwear, hat, gloves and shoe string
Four small safety pins small box of Kleenex Aspirin, or Tylenol, other drugs as needed Inhaler if needed, Bee sting stick if needed 2-Water bottle, snacks, energy bars, 2 one dollar bills, assorted change, One large garbage bag to put your bag in when it rains

WATER BOTTLE this year we would like athletes to bring two large water bottles full of water to the meets. This will reduce our “ecological footprint” of the team. If each athlete brings 2 large water bottles full of water and the coaching staff brings water coolers to refill the water bottles we can save almost 750 water bottles from going into a land fill



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Newton Invitational September 23rd. Girls HS and MS

The 38th Annual Cardinal Invitational Cross Country meet will be held on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. The meet will be held at Westwood Golf Course. Middle school races will start at 4:15 p.m. High school races at 5:00 p.m.
Distances: H.S. boys – 3.1 miles; H.S. girls – 2.5 miles; M.S. – 2.0 miles
Times Schedule:
M.S. Girls​ 4:15
​M.S. Boys​ 4:40
​Jr. Varsity Girls. ​5:00
​Jr. Varsity Boys ​ 5:20
​Varsity Girls. ​5:50
​Varsity Boys​ 6:10

High School Teams: DM East, DM Roosevelt, DSM Christian, SE Polk, Grinnell, Knoxville, Newton, West Marshall, Marshalltown, Oskaloosa,
Middle School Teams: Ames MS, Ankeny, Ankeny Northview, Ankeny Centennial, Colfax-Mingo, DM Lincoln, DM Roosevelt, East Marshall MS, Grinnell MS, Johnston MS, Knoxville, Marshalltown Miller MS, Newton Berg MS, Waukee MS , Des Moines East, Pella MS, Oskaloosa MS, Southeast Polk Junior High

Course Maps are available on the Course Maps Tab

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2014 Urbandale Cross Country Invitational

September 4, 2014   Start time 5 PM

9/10 Girls   5 PM      9/10 Boys  5:30     11/12 Girls 5:55      11/12 Boys 6:25

Urbandale Middle School Complex    7701 Aurora Ave  Urbandale

Please be there at 4 PM or sooner.

TEAMS PARTICIPATING:  ADM, Ankeny centennial, DM Hoover, DM Lincoln, Dowling, Earlham, Grinnell, Indianola, Johnston, Urbandale

URBANDALE XC COURSE   map download



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Wednesday is the first day of school………

Things to know:

Practice is at 3 PM.         Get your paper work turned in.  You can find the paper work under the parent tab of this website.     

Friday August 22 there is a girls social outing at Megan Schott’s home.  The time will be determined after practice…but around 6 is a good guess. 

Hope you all have a great first day of school. 

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Let The Season Begin

Monday is the official start of the CC season. It was a great summer and everyone should be proud of their efforts. The newcomers are going to a big asset to an already amazing group of returning runners.
Two things to point out.

WED AUG 13 at 6:30 PM in the Roosevelt Auditorium will be the Fall Sports Parent Meeting. Please try to attend. First there will be an All Sport Parent Orientation then we will break into individual sport meetings. We will discuss the season plans, transportation, expectations, parent volunteer opportunities, and team dinners. We would love to see you there even if you have to show up late.

Second, with the start of school we will switch our practices to 3PM starting Aug 15th. And keep that start time after school starts .

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Ledges Team Outing and Good Bye to Joy

The girl’s team had a wonderful outing on Thursday at Ledges State Park.  They spent the day hiking, creek walking, exploring, chatting, sharing, bonding, and eating.  Each senior was given an opportunity to sharing their memories and thoughts on what it means to be a Rider Runner

There was also a bit of sadness as we said good bye to Joy and wished her the best as she moves to Houston Texas this week.  We will all miss her very much.  Mid Season road trip to

Houston anyone? DSCN0281DSCN0278

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Girls GetAWay to Ledges State Park on Thu July 31st.

When:Thursday July 31st. Leaving Roosevelt North Parking Lot by 1:30 PM
We usually leave between 8 and 9 PM
Who: Roosevelt Girls Team. Please make sure the coaches know you are attending     WE need to make sure we have transportation to get you to the park.  Coaches and athletes will be driving. Parents: if you prefer your athlete to ride with an adult please let me know ASAP.
Bring:     running and creek walking shoes,
A change of clothes….just in case

food items to share…..we will be providing cold meat sandwiches and P&J
Try to make them halfway healthy
A full water bottle
Sun screen     bug spray for bugs and ticks
Anything else you think we need to have
We will still have practice that morning.
We will do very little running there, but a bit of running.

We plan on hiking, nature walks, picture on the bridge, creek walking, senior thoughts, coaches comments, goal building, team plans, picnic lunch, games and skits and other stuff.  Remember it will be our last day with Joy before she moves to Houston.  If you have comments or questions please get ahold of Scott.


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