Cross Country

A group of 2018 Maywood Hills cross country runners.

What is Cross Country?

Cross Country at Maywood Hills is our fall team sport.  Practices start as soon as possible after the beginning of the new school year each September.   The season includes four Tuesday meets with other schools in the Northshore School District.  The end of the season, in late October, is marked with an optional Pumpkin Run hosted by the Bothell High School Cross Country Team.    

This program is open to 3rd, 4th & 5th graders of all abilities.  Participants are introduced to the sport of long distance running.  Our elementary runners compete on cross country courses of roughly one half-mile.  Team members learn that distance running takes more than just raw speed, and work on the art of pacing as they build their physical endurance.

Join the Maywood Hills Tigers!

Buy a Maywood Hills team shirt

A picture of the Maywood Hills team or activity shirt.

The new Maywood Hills team/activity shirts are now available for purchase.  The Cross Country team, the Track team, and the Math Olympiad team, will be using these shirts this school year.  If you are on more than one team, you will only need one shirt, and it is yours to keep.  Here is a PDF order form.  Order forms will also be available in the school office.

2018 Information from Coach Sires

Head Coach:  Mrs. Sires,

Practice and Meets:

Practices are Tuesday and Thursdays starting on September 18th, 2018.  Practice time will be from 3:30-4:15 on the upper field.  Parents must pick up their child in front of the office at 4:15.

Cross Country meets are on Tuesdays starting October 2nd.  There will be no practices on Tuesday once the meets begin.  See the calendar for meet days and more specific details.  Students should proceed home as usual on meet days and be transported by parents to and from the meets.

Team T-Shirts:

Students may purchase a Maywood Hills activity shirt.  These will replace the previous years' Track and Cross Country shirts.  Shirts will be sold at the BBQ on September 21st.  Youth shirts will be $9 and adult sizes will be $10.  More information will be provided as soon as the PTA knows more details.


The fee for Cross Country is $35.00 (or $17.50 for free or reduced lunch qualifiers).  Fees can be paid in person or online via Touchbase using Visa, MasterCard or American Express.  There is a $1.95 convenience fee if you sign up online.  Paper registration forms may be found in the Maywood front office, or on our registration page.  Fees and registration forms must be turned in prior to September 18th.

Calendar for 2018 Cross Country

Tuesday, Sept. 18  Practice 3:30-4:15
Thursday, Sept. 20  Practice 3:30-4:15
Tuesday, Sept. 25  Practice 3:30-4:15
Thursday, Sept. 27  Practice 3:30-4:15
Tuesday, Oct. 2  Meet @ Lockwood 4:45
Thursday, Oct. 4  Practice 3:30-4:15
Tuesday, Oct. 9  Meet @ Wellington 4:45
Thursday, Oct 11  Practice 3:30-4:15
Tuesday, Oct 16  Meet @ Maywood Hills 4:45
   Parent Volunteers Needed
Thursday, Oct 18  Practice 3:30-4:15
Tuesday, Oct 23  Final Meet @ Kokanee 5:00


If you are able to volunteer at our home meet on Oct. 16, please email Mrs. Sires at

First Meet - Tuesday Oct 2nd - Instructions

Hello Maywood Cross Country Families,

We have had a fantastic start to our Cross Country season!  This Tuesday is our first meet.  Please make sure your child arrives by 4:20.  Parents are responsible for transporting kids to and from the meet.  They should take their regular transportation home, then get a ride to the meet.  They typically last about an hour.  If your child does not have a new yellow team jersey, we will have them available at the meet for purchase.  Shirts are $9.

Here is the meet schedule for the remainder of the season.

Tuesday, Oct. 2 @ Lockwood Elementary 4:45 vs. Crystal Springs, Lockwood

Tuesday, Oct. 9 @ Wellington Elementary 4:45 vs. Wellington, Cottage Lake

Tuesday, Oct. 16 @ Maywood Hills 4:45 vs. Fernwood, Canyon Creek

Tuesday, Oct. 23 @ Kokanee Elementary 5:00 vs. Woodin, Wellington, Woodmoor, Kokanee

Race order:  5th Girls, 5th Boys, 4th Girls, 4th Boys, 3rd Girls, 3rd Boys  

Susan Sires
5th Grade Teacher
Track & Field and Cross Country Coach
Maywood Hills Elementary



Susan Sires

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A picture of the 2016 2nd place cross country award winner