Jefferson to host cross-country program

Oak Ridge. Jefferson Township Recreation Dept. plans program for 10th straight season.

02 Aug 2019 | 04:04

    Returning this fall for a 10th season, the Jefferson Township Recreation Dept. will offer a youth cross-country program for Township Residents for grades 1 through 8.

    The participation fee will be $40 per student with checks payable to the Township of Jefferson and it covers league fees, event participation fees, and a team tee shirt. Registration is due by Sept. 2 the latest; and any received after that date will incur a late fee of $10 for a total fee of $50 per child.

    To prepare for the fall season, the start date for practices will be Tuesday, Aug. 13, with practices at the Jefferson Township High School’s Track and Cross Country course, 1010 Weldon Road. Returning Head Coaches will be James and Jill Jablonski. They have announced that practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. for approximately one hour unless specified otherwise.

    All meets will take place on Sundays at 9 a.m. tentatively starting on Sept. 9 and continuing each consecutive Sunday with the last meet scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28. All meets are approximately one hour or less at the old Greystone complex now called Central Park of Morris County. The address is 91 Central Avenue, Morris Plains, NJ 07950. If an individual/team qualifies, the NJ State XC Meet is in early November.

    For specific questions about the program, email All registrations must be processed by the Recreation Department and cannot be given to Coaches James or Jill Jablonski.

    Volunteers 18 years of age and older are needed to assist with team activities and interested adults can fill in the volunteer section of their child’s registration form or can contact the Coach directly to volunteer with their name, telephone numbers, and email address.

    Registration for the Jefferson Township program is strictly online through