These are the IMPORTANT UPDATES for this week:

...Final details for Blunt Meet and USATF Junior Olympic National Championships

Change in Practice Site for the remainder of the season:

Beginning tomorrow, Southern High School will begin re-paving of all of their roads, effectively closing access to the track and fields for us.  

Therefore practice the FINAL TWO WEEKS of the season will be at Riverside High School track beginning at 6:00PM TOMORROW.

We will have practice Monday-Thursday this week at Riverside and Monday-Wednesday the following week at Riverside.

Practice on Thursday, July 18th, the day before the BLUNT MEET begins, will be held at Durham County Stadium.

All Practices will be from 6-7:30PM.

Volunteers needed to organize END-of-SEASON Celebration

Although we still have two MAJOR meets remaining in the season, it's not too early to start thinking about an end-of-summer season celebration. If there are parents

 who can help organize this, please let Coach Doc know. We will begin to identify a location for the celebration. In the past we have tried to have a cookout with activities

 for the kids and the families at one of our local parks. But organizing food, drinks, etc and other activities will require some help from our parents and supporters...

Cross Country Season is on us!

Many of you have asked about cross country season. As many of you know, our cross country program has grown significantly over the past 4 years. Last year, more than

 50 kids joined us for a very successful cross country program. Seven of our kids qualified to the National Championships and we were able to fund-raise to send them t

o Albuqueque, New Mexico to compete.

We will begin Cross Country Practice on SATURDAY, August 24th at 9AM at the Buehler Trail. We will practice on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays on the following schedule:

Mondays: East Campus Wall, 5:30-6:30PM
Wednesdays: Duke Gardens, 5:30-6:30PM
Saturdays: Buehler Trail alternating with the Whitefield Hills, 9-10AM

For those already registered with the Durham Striders, there is no further registration fee due. New athletes for Cross Country will be required to join USATF, obtain a USATF

number and have it verified in order to participate in USATF-sanctioned meets.

More information as we get closer to the beginning of the season.

REMEMBER: PRACTICE IS AT RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL (Rose of Sharon Road) for the remainder of the season. Here are directions for those who don't know where Riverside is:

Coming from the Durham Freeway:

Take the Hillsborough Road exit
Take a LEFT onto Hillsborough Road
Stay in the right lane and at the SECOND STOP LIGHT make a RIGHT onto Cole Mill Road
Stay on Cole Mill Road to the third stop light which will be Rose of Sharon Road
Make a RIGHT onto Rose of Sharon Road and go about 1.5 miles. The school will be on the LEFT.