52 Short Hills Avenue, Short Hills, NJ 07078 | (973) 379-3973 | 2022-2023 Registration Packet

Raven Families,

Welcome back Raven Nation and a special WELCOME to our new families. We love our sports at SRLA, and it’s Cross Country season! If your child/children are interested in running with us this fall, please read this entire email as it contains a great deal of information about practices & meets.

Cross Country Team (XC)

The XC season runs from September until early November. Practices will begin Tuesday, September 13, 2021. The workouts consist of stretching, strength exercises, wind sprints, and kids running their meet distance twice to build stamina. We practice at Meisel Ave Park, Springfield, NJ

XC is open to grades K through 8.

 K, 1st and 2nd grade athletes participate in a non-competitive half-mile fun run at the beginning of each meet. 3rdgrade up participate in timed, competitive divisions as follows:

  • JV Division – 3rd and 4th grades – ¾ mile
  • JV Division – 5th and 6th grades – 1.25 miles
  • Varsity       - 7th and 8th grades – 1.8 miles

PLEASE NOTE: Parents or caregivers of children in K-2nd grade who are participating must remain at practice and keep an eye on their children at all times.


Practice Schedule:

  • Tuesdays: 5:30 pm to 6:45 p.m. Meisel Avenue Park, Springfield, NJ (Grades 3 to 8)
  • Thursdays: 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., Meisel Avenue Park, Springfield, NJ (K-8)

       Thurs - 9/13 . (1st Practice)

       Thurs - 9/15

       Tues - 9/20

       Tues - 9/22

       Thurs - 9/27

       Tues - 9/29

       Thurs - 10/04


       Tues - 10/06

       Thurs - 10/11

       Tues - 10/13

       Thurs - 10/18

       Tues - 10/20

       Thurs - 10/27

       Tues - 11/01

       Thurs - 11/03

Meet dates (Meet times to be provided later): - Meets usually are in the mornings

  • 09/24 - Assumption XC Invitational
  • 10/02 - OLS Cross XC Invitational
  • 10/08 - St. Cassian XC Invitational
  • 10/22 - Holy Trinity XC Invitational
  • 10/29 - OLMC All Hallows XC Invitational
  • 11/05 - St. John XC Championship

Registration Information

-       Please click here to Register for the Fall 2022 St. Rose Cross Country Season.

-       Registration Fee is $50 and will be billed to your SmartTuition Account

-       If you already have a Cross Country shirt you will not need to order a new one

-       If you are new and need a St. Rose Cross Country Shirt the shirts are $25

-       Click here to order a St. Rose Cross Country Shirt

Coaches/Volunteers Needed

-       If you are a former runner, have a passion for running or would just like to volunteer to assist at practice or during meets please check the box in the registration form.

-       We will have a meeting with interested Volunteers/Coaches on Wednesday Sept 7 @ 7:00 PM via Zoom. If you click yes, you will receive an invite to this meeting.

If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Harcourt Lucius

SRLA Athletics Director

St. Rose of Lima Academy

Principal: Tina Underwood, Ed.S.
52 Short Hills Avenue
Short Hills, New Jersey 07078
Phone: 973-379-3973
Fax: 973-379-3722



National Blue Ribbon School



St. Rose of Lima Parish

Pastor: Father Larry Evans

50 Short Hills Ave
Short Hills, NJ 07078

Phone: 973-379-3912 
Fax: 973-379-6157 

Website: http://www.stroseshorthills.org