Cross Country

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-Proverbs 3:6

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Program Overview

The Lighthouse Christian Athletics Cross Country program is designed to guide all students to improve as individuals physically, mentally and spiritually through the sport of Cross Country. Our primary objective is to teach them how to glorify God in their actions, words and character by using the gifts in which God has given each of them.

We are committed to acting in a manner that reflects Christ. How we act off the field is just as important as how we act on the field. Our main physical goal is to improve ourselves from where we begin to where we end in the season. We can do this by consistent practice and competing with others that push us to compete at a higher level.

This program can be used for self-improvement as well as competing at a higher level with a more serious focus. The coaching staff is committed to assist each individual with their goals along-side the encouragement from the parents. Communication is key with the coaching staff in what each athletes’ goals are for the season.

Welcome to Cross Country!

Team Age (as of August 1, 2023) Notes
12U 11-12 5th & 6th Grades
14U 13-14 7th & 8th Grades
16U 15-16 9th-12th Grades
18U 17-18 9th-12th Grades

Registration Fees

Team Description Fee*
12U $100.00
14U $180.00
16U & 18U $180.00
A multi-athlete discount will apply for multiple 14U-18U athletes in the same household.
3rd athlete $150.00
4th athlete $125.00

Fall 2024 Meet Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions


Who can participate in Chargers Cross Country?

ELIGIBILITY: To join Chargers Cross Country you must be a full-time homeschool student. Your education must be parent-directed and at least 51% of your coursework must be provided at home.

For detailed eligibility requirements, please review the document attached below.


What ages are eligible to participate?

The Chargers Cross Country teams are made up of athletes between the ages of 11 and 18.


Where are practices and meets typically held?

Practices are held at various local locations. Meets are held at various locations, but no overnight stays are needed. Our furthest meet is in Mountain Home, AR.


What time of year does this program run?

The season takes place in the fall with practices beginning end of July. The season will end with Nationals, held at Springfield lake, the last Saturday of October.


Do I need insurance?

Yes. The team only carries a general liability policy, you must have your own medical insurance.


What is your typical practice schedule?

There will be three practices a week. A schedule will be posted when registration begins.


How many meets will there be in a week?

There will be 1-2 meets per week.


Are uniforms included in registration or are they an additional fee?

A uniform and team shirt are included in the registration fees.


What additional equipment is required?

  • Tennis shoes are required
  • High school has the option of also purchasing spikes
  • Proper attire for weather conditions

Other Costs

What additional costs might I incur?

  • Travel costs (fuel and food)
  • Optional fanwear for athletes, friends, and family


How much overnight travel can I expect?

There is no overnight travel for Cross Country

Parental Involvement

What are the volunteer expectations?

Lighthouse Christian Chargers is a volunteer organization. Each family is expected to contribute to the betterment of the program.

The typical areas of need for Cross Country include Coaching, helping with stations at practice AND meets, Photography, Video, Fundraisers, Concessions, Fanwear, Social Media, Special Events (year-end parties, banquets)

Cross Country Program History

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Lesa Marcum

Head Coach

Lori Hanner

Cross Country Program Director

Fall 2024

**Remember you MUST register for the Association Membership first before registering for a sport!!**

The Lighthouse Christian Chargers Homeschool Cross Country Team. Our program includes 5th-12th grades. 

****PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to pay with cash or check, you must enter the discount code CASH at checkout.

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