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7 Fun Ideas On Senior Night For Track [and Cross Country!]

Fund ideas for Track and Cross Country Senior Night

As the school year comes to a close, many track and field programs are gearing up for their annual Senior Night meet.

This is a special event where the seniors on the team are recognized and honored for all their hard work and dedication over the years.

If you're looking for some fun ideas to make your Senior Night extra special, we've got you covered!

In this blog post, we will share 7+ fun and creative ideas that will help make your Senior Night celebration memorable.

SENIOR NIGHT IDEAS FOR TRACK

Senior Night Ideas to celebrate your Varsity team seniors.

  1. HAVE A SIGN MAKING PARTY.

This is a great way to get everyone involved in the festivities.

Gather all the supplies you'll need and have a sign-making party before the big event.

Get the rest of the team involved by creating posters to decorate the track and fences! Poster banner inspiration from Pinterest.com

 

  1. DECORATE THE TRACK OR FIELD (OR FINISH LINE!)

Get creative and decorate the track or football field with senior night track posters!

You can also use banners, balloons, and other fun decorations to make it look amazing. 

Writing the seniors names out using solo cups in the fence is always an appreciated touch!

track and field senior night decorating ideas inspiration picture

 

Line the track with senior night yard posters.

  1. HOST A THEMED DINNER WITH PARENTS AND ATHLETES.

Another great way to get everyone involved is to have a themed dinner after the meet.

This can be anything from a potluck to ordering pizza.

Or you can celebrate with simple dessert options as refreshments.

Create clever track-themed table decor for a celebration for track teammates and parents.

 

Clever cupcakes or a "track" cake like this one (source: Pinterest) is a great way to support your runner or jumper after their senior night meet.

  1. MAKE SENIOR NIGHT T-SHIRTS

This is a fun and easy way to show your seniors some love.

You can either design them yourself or order senior t-shirts online.

  1. HOST A PHOTO SHOOT WITH THE TEAM.

This is a great way to capture some memories that will last a lifetime.

I used to do this with my team as a preseason activity, but you could do something similar on senior night.

Gather your seniors together and have a fun photoshoot before the meet (or after if you don't mind being sweaty from the race!)

Make sure you get close ups with your team's medals and trophies!

Post race photo shoot with medals is a great way to celebrate the end of the track or cross country season.

  1. MAKE A VIDEO OR SLIDESHOW OF THE SEASON.

Another great way to capture memories is to make a video or slideshow. You can either do this yourself or hire someone to do it for you.

Take pictures at practice and of your athletes training plus highlights of the season with their teammates and make a slideshow for senior night.

  1. GIVE CREATIVE GIFTS TO YOUR SENIORS ON SENIOR NIGHT.

You can give out gifts like senior night collageskeychainstrack leis, and more!

This is a great way to show your seniors how much you appreciate them, and my favorite part of Senior Night!

Cover the graduating year with meaningful pictures for the perfect running or sport gift.The rest of the team will look forward to the day they get the coveted keychain or special senior gift.

Custom leis are a fun way to send off your cross country and track senior athletes.

MORE SENIOR NIGHT GIFT IDEAS FOR YOUR CROSS COUNTRY TEAM

We've compiled a list of the best cross country gifts for your cross country team or Varsity teammates!

Shop our Senior Night Collages and order your "XC" collage by ordering the letters like you would a double digit jersey number collage.

Your Varsity runners will love Cross County collages. These also make amazing gifts for your cross county coaches.

You can also customize gifts from shops on Etsy, like this cute cap from DistinctHeadwear.

Cross country gifts like this super cute cap are fun reminders of your high school or college varsity team.

Of course, simple jewelry is always appreciated by cross country runners.

This cross country necklace is handstamped by a leading seller on Etsy: TheRunHome.

Here's a cute idea for running shoe tags with inspirational messages from the shop HoneyVerse on Etsy:

Cross Country shoe tags make good gifts for guys and girls. Check out HoneyVerse on Etsy to find the best inspirational tag for your runner!

Last but not least, don't forget your coach!

Common gift ideas for coaches include coffee mugs, water bottles, clipboards, etc.

But you can make the gift even more special with a little customization.

Etsy has a wide selection of sellers that specialize in custom cross country gifts for your senior athlete!

We hope you enjoyed these ideas and that they help make your Senior Night extra special.

Track and field and cross country are such a great sports and we want to do everything we can to support our seniors!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TRACK SENIOR NIGHT:

What do you do for senior night?

Senior night at track meets is a special time to honor the seniors on the track team.

Parents often give gifts to their children as a way of thanking them for their years of hard work and dedication.

What do parents give on senior night?

If you are looking for some ideas for track senior night gifts, here are a few suggestions:

  • T-shirts are always a popular choice for gifts. You can have the senior's name and graduation year printed on the shirt.

  • Customized water bottles are a practical and useful gift for seniors on the track team. You can have them printed with the senior's name and graduation year.

  • A track blanket is a great way to show your appreciation for the senior's years of dedication to the sport. Use all of the t-shirts you've gathered to make a custom quilt!

Thanks for reading! Let me know in the comments how you celebrated your track team's senior night!

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