“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
2 Timothy 4:6-7

 

 

 


October 2020

 

A NEW KIND OF SEASON
By: KayCee Keller

Unexpected! I think that this has been the mantra for 2020. This year took lots of turns and was definitely not what anyone had envisioned back in January. Just like everything else this year, cross-country was affected, and the 2020 season was looking grim!

The cross-country season was delayed a month, and meets were canceled, it was not looking good. The FEAST cross-country team did not let it get them down! They took sour lemons and made sweet lemonade! Everyone worked hard this summer and killed it at the annual Red, White and Blue Chocolate Milk Fun Run (a.k.a. the one and two- mile time trial). God has shown Himself good yet again this season!

The Patriots were able to open their season with the FEAST Patriot Invitational! Coach Jones poured everything he had to make sure the team followed all the new COVID-19 guidelines, while still keeping the meet running smoothly. He proved yet again that hard work pays off!

The meet had an outstanding turnout, with top finishes by Farrin Mangelson, Lauren Bettencourt, KayCee Keller, Sara Bettencourt, and Spencer Cox! The boys’ Varsity, consisting of Farrin Mangelson, Joshua Powers, Woody Bratcher, Wyatt Richardson, Peter Kumaus, Kiran Anderson, and Joe Smith, whipped out a fourth-place finish! It’s safe to say the Patriot Invitational was a success! The team is looking forward to the rest of this season!

The Texas Home School State Cross Country meet is on October 31st, and FEAST Patriots are working hard to hold on to all those state titles! Although this season is not the normal season everyone is used to, the Patriots are overcoming adversity and pushing through all the unexpected turns! Please pray for the athletes and coaches as this year holds more stressors than usual! Praise be to God for the season!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CROSS COUNTRY – Contact: Coach Mark Jones, FEAST CC Commissioner – Email: run4eternity@yahoo.com

 


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September 2020

ENDURANCE TILL THE END
By: KayCee Keller

“Therefore, since we also have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us.” (Hebrews 12:1)

It’s that time again! All summer, the FEAST cross-country athletes have laid aside the weight of laziness and pushed through some scorching Texas miles, all in a hope to have endurance through the season that lies before them! The season officially kicked off on July 28th at Live Oak Park, with one of Coach Jones’ devotions and workout.

The next milestone for the athletes took place at River City Community Church on August 18th, it was the annual Red, White, and Blue Chocolate Milk Fun Run! This event, although fun is no easy feat, the Patriots run their heart out trying to get a quality two-mile or one-mile time to start off their season, and if they endure to the finish, snacks and a runner’s staple (a.k.a. chocolate milk) are waiting for them! The team also enjoys a costume contest to see who are the most festive Patriots!

On September 5th the team will be Hosting our 18th Annual FEAST Patriot Cross Country Invitational, and it would be much appreciated if you keep us in your prayers, as over 40 teams attend this Patriot CC Team tradition. We also pray that we will mentally and physically prepare to tear up the course and glorify God as we run! This year we Praise the Lord; we are able to have a Cross Country Season! RUN PATRIOTS RUN!!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CROSS COUNTRY: Contact: Coach Mark Jones, FEAST CC Commissioner Email: run4eternity@yahoo.com

August 2020

2020 PATRIOTS CC SEASON

It’s is not too late to be a part of the FEAST Patriots Cross Country Team. Contact Coach Mark Jones to learn more about our Cross Country/Running programs and this year’s activities. Practices are being held at Live Oak Park or River City Community Church Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 4:45-7pm.

As our FEAST Patriot tradition we will pursue excellence to have Competitive Runners and represent FEAST Patriots in the most competitive meets. But most importantly we will learn to be encouraged by God’s Word and enjoy the opportunity to fellowship with other Homeschool families and be a witness of Jesus Christ to our community!!

CROSS COUNTRY SEASON INFORMATION
• Four running Programs: Competitive CC Team; Track Offseason Group; Fitness Group; and “Optional Home Eligibility Running Program”.
• NO disqualifying time trial; the programs are open to anyone who has the desire to train, run, and have FUN!! Several ability groups available; beginners welcome.
• Home School Students: 5th-12th grade. MS and HS Teams
• Practices on Tuesday & Thursday, NE San Antonio Locations (4:45-7pm) Live Oak Park or River City Community Church.

IMPORTANT DATES AND EVENTS
July 28th                  4:45-7pm       1st Official CC Season Practice, Live Oak Park
August 13th              4:45-7pm       RED, WHITE, and BLUE, “Chocolate Milk Fun Run”   Location: River City Community Church
August 22nd                                     First XC Meet of the Season. SCUC CC Invitational, Steele HS
August 29th                                      New Braunfels Unicorn Invitational, Comal County Fairgrounds
September 5th                                 San Antonio – 18th Annual FEAST Patriot Cross Country Invitational
                       More Cross Country meets throughout September and October.

Contact: Coach Mark Jones, FEAST CC Commissioner for more information. Email: run4eternity@yahoo.com

 


July 2020

2020 PATRIOTS CC SEASON
It is not too late to be a part of the 2020 FEAST Patriots Cross Country Team.

Contact Coach Mark Jones to learn more about our Cross Country/Running programs and this year’s activities. Also, come join us throughout the month of July for the FREE SUMMER RUNNING CAMPS at River City Community Church or Live Oak Park on Wednesday morning at 7:45-9:45am. Saturday camps will include several Long Runs at different locations to include the San Marcos River.

As our FEAST Patriot tradition, we will pursue excellence to have Competitive Runners and represent FEAST Patriots in the most competitive meets. But most importantly we will learn to be encouraged by God’s Word and enjoy the opportunity to fellowship with other Homeschool families and be a witness of Jesus Christ to our community!!

“Great cross country teams and runners are built in the summer months of June and July, not in October.”

CROSS COUNTRY SEASON INFORMATION

  • Four running Programs: Competitive CC Team; Track Off-season Group; Fitness Group; and “Optional Home Eligibility Running Program.”
  • NO disqualifying time trial; the programs are open to anyone who has the desire to train, run, and have FUN!! Several ability groups available; beginners welcome.
  • Home School Students: 5th-12th grade. MS and HS Teams
  • Practices on Tuesday & Thursday, NE San Antonio Locations (4:45-7pm) Live Oak Park or River City Community Church.

IMPORTANT DATES AND EVENTS

  • June 3rd-July 22nd                  7:45am                        FREE Summer Running Camps
  • June-July TBD                          7:45am                        FREE Saturday Long Runs
  • July 13th-Aug 3rd                    8:00am                        Registration on FEAST website begins
  • July 28th                                   4:45-7pm                     1st Official CC Season Practice, Live Oak Park
  • August 6th                                4:45-7pm                     RED, WHITE, and BLUE, “Chocolate Milk Fun Run”
                                                                                                Location: River City Community Church

Contact: Coach Mark Jones, FEAST CC Commissioner for more information.
Email: run4eternity@yahoo.com