Cross Country

Dear Middle School Families,

I would like to invite all Middle School students to join the St. Mark’s cross country team! Cross country and running in general is a very challenging yet rewarding sport. Not only does this lifelong sport have numerous health benefits, but it also teaches kids to overcome obstacles and to set and accomplish goals.

Practices will be held every Thursday, starting September 1 from 3-4 p.m. When school lets out, runners are to quickly change and to meet at the bleachers on the Big Field for the start of practice. In the event of rain, we will simply move practice to the gym.

We will compete against other area private schools in a series of 1-mile races, including a Bragging Rights Championship each semester! The tentative fall race calendar is listed below:


Wednesday, Oct. 5 - Stoner Boat Launch (Clyde Fant) at 5:45 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 20 -Stoner Boat Launch (Clyde Fant) at 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 25 - Stoner Boat Launch (Clyde Fant) at 5:45 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29 - St. Mark's Paw Print Sprint (will need to register online)
Tuesday, Nov. 1 - Bragging Rights Championship Meet at LSUS after Kids on the Run Race (6:15ish)

Spring race schedule will be released at a later date.

If your runner is interested in joining the St. Mark’s cross country team for the 2022-2023 school year, there is a $25 fee. This fee covers race fees and expenses. Additionally, we are in the process of getting new jerseys for this upcoming season! More info coming soon!

Please sign up by completing the form below. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at

Coach Aaron Bergman

Register for Cross Country