If finances are a concern for any of the items below, then please contact Coach Culp. Do not allow money to be the obstacle for a fun and successful Cross Country season.
Running Shoes (Required – Every Year – Price Varies)
· Why do you need to buy running shoes?
o They protect you from injuries, which results in poor performance and doctor bills.
· Which running shoes do you need to buy?
o They need to be for distance running in order to have the proper cushioning and support. You should not buy them based upon their appearance or what someone else is wearing. They are very personal and what works great for someone else might be very bad for you. While at the store, you need to fully lace the shoes and go for a short run in order to make sure that they are comfortable.
o These are the approved brands and models;
§ Nike – Pegasus (Neutral), Vomero (Neutral/Cushion), Structure (Support)
§ Brooks – Ghost (Neutral), Glycerin (Neutral/Cushion), Adrenaline (Support)
§ Saucony – Kinvara (Neutral), Ride (Neutral/Cushion), Guide (Support)
§ New Balance – 890 (Neutral), 880 (Neutral/Cushion), 860 (Support)
§ Asics – Cumulus (Neutral), Nimbus (Neutral/Cushion), Kayano (Support)
§ Mizuno – Rider (Neutral), Knit (Neutral/Cushion), Inspire (Support)
· Where should you buy running shoes?
o South Sound Running (Tacoma: 253-759-4779 / Puyallup: 253-268-0016) because they have the widest selection and salespeople more knowledgeable about running than other stores. They also have an excellent return policy.
Running Watch (Required – 1st Year Only – Price Varies)
· It needs to have a stopwatch so that you can measure the time of runs.
Warm Ups (Highly Recommended – 1st Year Only – $80)
· They will be used every year that you participate on the team. They provide warmth and waterproofing on poor weather days. They will be personalized with your name and team logos.
Cross Country Spikes (Highly Recommended – Price Varies)
· They significantly improve performance in meets.
Team Shirts (Recommended – Prices Below)
· They make you feel like a part of the team because they show off your membership. They will be personalized with your name, a team logo, and a quote.
o Short Sleeve T-Shirt – $15
o Long Sleeve T-Shirt – $20
o Hooded Sweatshirt – $25