Register for Bullseye Running/Howard County Junior Striders Fall Cross Country Program


Monday and Wednesday 5:55pm-7:00pm starting September 4 and ending October 30


Please talk with your child about this first. This program is for runners (it is not a walking program) in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Beginners and experienced runners are welcome but please make sure they want to run! The kids will be placed in age and ability appropriate practices groups but they run around the athletic fields at Centennial High and need to be able to keep up with their group so to be fair to everyone before you sign your young athlete up make sure they can run this far without stopping before practice starts: 1 lap around a high school track for those in 1st and 2nd grade, 2 laps for 3rd and 4th graders, 3 laps for 5th and 6th graders and 4 laps for the 7th and 8th graders. Be aware the kids can be moved to other practice groups during the course of the program and are not always placed in practice groups with their friends.

Kids need to be in athletic attire that is weather appropriate when at practice, must bring water in a bottle with them to each practice and must be able to be in a group setting, follow directions and stay with their practice group.  We are not approved to and do not have qualified personnel to manage kids with special needs.

Running shoes to train in (not racing spikes) are strongly suggested; you will always receive a 10% discount if you buy them at Feet First and tell them you are on the Bullseye Junior Striders team. We will have a special night or two right at the start of the season at the store to pick up the jacket and/or uniform with an extra 5% discount those nights. Racing spikes are also encouraged for the experienced kids that plan to race consisently, especially the middle school age runners.

The runners will have an opportunity to DO ALL OF THESE:

  • (required) purchase a Bullseye Running/HoCo Junior Striders singlet/uniform for $15 if you did not get one from being a member of the 2019 Spring Track Team program,
  • receive a Bullseye Running jacket (free),
  • participate in weekly group practice sessions with knowledgeable and experienced coaches,
  • compete in meets with other runners of the same age,
  • join the post season travel team program that will compete at the AAU Junior Olympics in Knoxville, TN on December 7, 2019,
  • and they become a Howard County Strider if they are not one already.

Practices will be held twice weekly, each MONDAY and WEDNESDAY starting September 4 and ending October 30, from 5:55pm to 7:00pm at Burleigh Manor Middle and Centennial High School, practices are not required but are encouraged of course so kids can progress and improve. Practices will typically include a warm up, stretching, drills, and a workout in practice groups based on various things like age, ability, health and experience.

The team will compete at several events during the season and runners are encouraged to be a part of the team and test their speed and stamina at these meets but most importantly enjoy the team atmosphere on race day. Most of the meets are in Frederick County on Sunday afternoons with the first meet scheduled for September 15, our home meet is scheduled for November 3 at our practice site - Centennial High - so PLEASE plan to have your kids run and we will need parent volunteers that day for sure.

Race distances are based on the runners age as of 12/31/19; not their age the day of the race. Runners 6 and under run a 1k (.62 miles), 7-8 year olds run a 2k (1.25 miles), 9-12 year olds run 3k (1.87 miles), 13-15 year olds run a 4k (2.5 miles). Races are typically on grass and dirt path trails at parks or on school grounds.

Early registration fee is $113 and $104 for additional kids at the same address. There is no registration deadline but the fee will increase at some point. Emails and web site updates will keep you apprised of everything - Contact Coach Lang with any questions - - and PLEASE READ the emails from that email address!

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Waiver/Release: I, the undersigned, am the parent or legal guardian of the minor whose name appears above. I know that running is a potentially hazardous activity. I know that the minor should not run unless medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of the program director relative to the minor’s ability to safely complete the risks associated with running in this program including, but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic and other conditions of the road, track or trails, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, I, for myself, on behalf of the minor, my heirs, personal representatives and assigns do hereby release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue the Howard County Striders, Coach Lang, LLC/Bullseye Running, the Road Runners Club of America, USA Track & Field, the AAU, the Facility and Sponsors, their respective officers, directors, agents, employees, volunteers and successors (collectively “Releasees”) from all liability, loss, claims, demands, possible causes of action, court costs, settlement costs and fees, attorney’s fees and any other expenses arising out of the minor’s participation in this event/program even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. I further authorize and empower the program director or appointed volunteer to consent to and authorize any medical care and treatment for the minor that may appear reasonably necessary as a result of emergency, accident or illness of the minor whether occurring before, during or after the event/program. Further, I grant a limited license to all of the persons named in this waiver to use the participants name, likeness, image, voice, video, athletic performance, biographical and other information, in any format whatsoever, and to distribute, broadcast and exhibit these without charge, restriction or liability, but only for the purposes of advertising or promoting the sport of Athletics or other legitimate purposes. I understand that bicycles, skateboards, baby joggers, roller skates or blades, animals, and personal music players are not allowed for use in this event/program and I will ensure that the minor abides by this guideline.

Coach Lang LLC Refund Policy

If unable to participate in event or program hosted by Coach Lang LLC, dba Bullseye Running, due to injury or family emergency the participant can request a credit within 3 days of the scheduled event to participate in another event of equal or lesser value.

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