The Rookie Race was created for the sole purpose of introducing running to Elanco 5th and 6th graders.  If your child likes to run or has been told they seem to “run forever”, our sport called cross country may be for them!  The Rookie Race gives a young athlete and their parents a better understanding of how our sport is conducted. 


Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at 5:15 pm. Registration begins at 4:15 pm.

Race Location:

Beside the Garden Spot High School Tennis Courts

Course Review and registration:

Only one course walk provided beginning at 4:45 pm led by members of the GS cross country team.  We will jog/walk the course and stretch prior to the race.


1 mile on the Garden Spot Campus.


Medals to top 1st, 2nd and 3rd Boy & Girl

Extra Details:

THIS RACE IS FREE!!!! All participants receive a free t-shirt!


  If you are homeschooled or attend a private school but live in the Elanco school district, email Traci Tempone,

If you are a 6th grader and cannot attend the race, but are interested in participating in  Garden Spot Junior High Cross Country in the Fall, please contact Coach Traci Tempone for details before summer break at 610-587-6192 or

Rookie Race

Elanco School District 5th/6th grade only: