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Our Philosophy

At South Kent, we strive to help each runner compete to the best of his ability, whether he is a league champion or someone at the back of the pack. Every runner is important at South Kent, and every runner who challenges himself to get better is in some way successful at South Kent.

With two coaches who are themselves runners, each member of the team is certain to receive close, personal attention during interval and distance workouts. Most importantly, we encourage each runner to remember that he is competing as a representative of South Kent School. Thus, he is expected to encourage and support his teammates in their efforts and to demonstrate at all times the highest level of sportsmanship.

An important feature of the South Kent cross country program is the team’s course, which is considered one of the toughest and most beautiful in New England. Measured at three miles, it includes an uphill stretch of approximately one mile and traverses a good portion of the school’s 400 acres. In addition to the school’s regularly scheduled meets, South Kent athletes are encouraged to run in several local races during the school year. These include the Kent Pumpkin Run in October and the Polar Bear Run around Lake Waramaug in February.

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