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, 6th, and 7th 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 fall season will begin with an “Interest Practice” for those who are interested and for those who are unsure or would like to get a feel for the sport.  This is a non-fee offering. 
  • The Interest practices will be held after school on both Monday, August 20th and Wednesday, August 22nd.  Practice will be from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm on both days.  The athletes will meet with Coach Erickson in the P.e Room.  Please make sure all athletes come with proper attire for running activities.  


  • The season officially starts Monday, August 27th. 
  • 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 Wednesday, September 5th.
  • Mandatory Parent Meeting: Wednesday, September 5th, at 5:00 pm in the PE room.


  • The first official practice will be held on Monday, August 27th. 
  • Practices will be held every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school from 3:30 to 5:00 pm at our school and will meet Coach Erickson in the PE room.

Meets Location

  • Our school will be competing against many other charter schools in the Aurora/Denver area. Each meet will take place at Vanguard Classical School in Lowry which is approximately 29 minutes from our school. The address is 801 Yosemite St. Denver, CO.
  • All meets will start at 5:15 pm. 
  • Athletes are expected to arrive fully prepared 30 minutes before the start time for proper warm-up and team huddles.

Meets Schedule

  • September 12th (1 mile)
  • September 19th (1 mile)
  • October 3rd (2 miles)
  • October 10th (2 miles)
  • Final Meet (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.