Each August, as the cross country season begins, the Oliver Ames Cross Country team takes an annual training trip to the island of Nantucket for a shared day of training, dining, traveling, and leisure. The trip is not mandatory, and any athlete who chooses not to attend will not be penalized, but we encourage you to join us for this long-standing traditional kickoff to the season.
Funding the Trip
Most of the costs associated with the trip are paid by the Oliver Ames Cross Country Boosters, but there is a small fee of $30.00 per student athlete. If your financial circumstances are such that this is difficult for you, or if you are on a free/reduced lunch program at OA, reach out to Coach Sousa (firstname.lastname@example.org) about having the fee waived.
The $30.00 fee can be paid by check, made out to the Oliver Ames Cross Country Boosters, and mailed to Kyle Sousa at 100 Lothrop Street, North Easton MA 02356
What to bring...
OAXC T-shirt (which you receive the first day of practice)
Beach gear (towel, swimsuit)
Lunch (or money for snack stand)
Spending money (downtown)
How much are you actually running?
Total running volumes for the day are individually determined, and depend on your age, experience, and ability level. Like everything we do, it is customized to you.
For our new athletes, the day normally consists of a total of about 2.8 miles of running. (out to Surfside Beach, primarily along the bike path)
For our most experienced athletes, the total for the day is closer to 12 miles
Most athletes on the team fall somewhere in between (average is about 7 miles)
Our Itinerary for the day includes...
6:00AM Student-Athletes report to OAHS
Bus ride to Steamship Authority in Hyannis
Ferry to Nantucket
Bags on a bus, athletes run out to Surfside Beach
Workout on the Bike Path
Stretch on the Beach
Free time at the Beach (bring a lunch/snacks)
Run/bus back to town
Dinner as a team (pizza)
Free time in downtown Nantucket
Ferry back to Hyannis
11:30PM Arrive at OAHS