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JXC has multiple opportunities and needs for parent volunteers: weekly team feeds every Thursday during season, Camp Shaggy chaperones, medical help, long run help and more. JXC will also host 2 home meets this coming season for which we will need volunteers.  All of these events could not happen without your time and support.

Parent Group Pre-Season Packet 

Night Glow Volunteers Needed 

Volunteer Opportunities:

Night Glow Volunteers 6/19 - 6/21

Camp Shaggy Chaperones - 8/4 - 8/9

Camp Shaggy Long Run - 8/8

Weekly Team Feeds (once season starts)

Heckspacular - 9/14 

Federal League - 10/12

Signup Genius Links will be provided as we get closer

Questions please reach out Becky Hollis

Jackson Cross Country Family Expectations


Our Jackson Cross Country student-athletes benefit from a robust, enhanced team experience that far exceeds training and meets.  Many of the “perks” provided come from fundraising and volunteer efforts led by the Jackson Cross Country Parents Board and supported by YOU, the families of the runners. In order to sustain these benefits, family members of runners are required to commit to a minimum of 2 volunteer opportunities throughout the season.


What is the Jackson Cross Country Parents Board?

Jackson Cross Country Parents Board is a 501(c)(3) non-profit booster organization which supports the Jackson Cross Country program.  The group is composed of 10-15 elected volunteers who are typically, but not required to be, parents of current and former JXC runners. The Parents Board can be reached via email

  • President:  Carolyn McMullen

  • Vice President:  Stephanie Elum Ilg

  • Secretary:  Matt Gillette

  • Treasurer:  Ron Butler


What things does Jackson Cross Country Parents Board support?

  • Night Glow Fundraiser - packet pick-up, course set-up, various race support duties, post-race food, tear-down

  • Camp Shaggy - chaperones, Long Run support, snack/drink donations

  • Alumni Race - serving food, pizza/snacks/drinks/plates donations

  • Home Meets, including hosting Federal League Meet - various race support duties, tshirt/food sales, coaches tent

  • Home Course Maintenance and Storage - course clean-up, podium maintenance, storage sheds

  • Team Feeds - weekly; food/drink donations, serving food

  • Memory Books - collect and compile photos, produce book

  • Banquet - athlete meals provided at no cost to runner

  • Leadership training program

  • Scholarships

  • State Meet - runner treat bags, post-race celebration food, subsidize transportation expenses for team


How does Jackson Cross Country Parents Board generate income?

Jackson Cross Country Parents Board relies on several sources of income to operate:

  • The Jackson Township Night Glow 5K Run, held in June every year, is our primary fundraiser. Race entry fees and an associated Raffle contribute to this income source.

  • Athlete apparel sale

  • T-shirt and food sales at home meets

  • Donations - donations can be made at any time via our website


How can I get involved?

Volunteer opportunities are published regularly with a link to a sign-up:

  • Via Remind texts:   Enter 81010, text @jxcbears to join

  • On our Facebook page:  Jackson X-Country

  • On our Website

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