DAHS Cross Country team continues homecoming tradition

Photo of DAHS Cross Country runnerThe DeForest Cross Country Team will be demonstrating their school spirit by “running” the homecoming football from Waunakee to DeForest’s Stalder Field at DMB Community Bank Stadium on Friday, October 3, 2014. Approximately 65 runners will pair up to run half mile legs of the 20-mile trek from Waunakee High School to DeForest Area High School. All of the runners will run multiple legs, with the entire boys’ and girls’ teams running the last mile together. This is the 14th year of the annual homecoming event for the Norski runners. Coaches Christopher Smith and Joe Parker continue the tradition started as a wonderful way to involve the cross country team in the celebration of school spirit and support for the annual homecoming football game.

The coaches plot the safest route between the two communities. They recently spent an afternoon driving the actual running route and marking the relay points.

Parent volunteers will drop off, pick up and shuttle runners. Runners will run in pairs carrying the actual game ball, with the goal of entering the high school’s Stalder Field at DMB Community Bank Stadium (where the game is being played) 10 minutes prior to game time. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.

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