There’s more to El Toro Cross County team than logging miles and running races… Friendships are formed that will last a lifetime!  Pasta Parties are one way we all get to hang out. They happen the evening prior to most meets. Depending on the home, we listen to music, play ping pong, have a pool party or play group games, but most of all we have FUN!!  It’s all about bonding and getting ready for the big race!

How does a Pasta Party work?

Pasta Parties are organized by the Pasta Party Chair.
We have a ‘formula’ to make each party stress-free and a success!

Pasta Party Hosts

One of your teammates generously offers their home to host the party. They make the sauce and provide the plates and forks. The Host’s address, date and time will be sent through 2-3 days prior to the party.

Pasta Parties start between 5:00 and 6:00 pm and run until 8:00 or 9:00 pm.
The host’s home must be able to accommodate 50-100 athletes.

Pasta Party Volunteers

4 families contribute 3 pounds each of already-cooked Penne Pasta
Arrive 30 minutes before the start of the pasta party to set up.
Stay to help serve and clean up.

Each athlete contributes one item from the list below:
Freshmen: Bread / Garlic Bread / Rolls
Sophomore: Beverages Juice/Water (cans/bottles)
Juniors: Complete Salads (with dressing, croutons, etc)
Seniors: Fruit/Desserts

Pasta Party Dates: 

Saddleback Cup Challenge: Thursday, August 31, 2023

Woodbridge Invitational: Friday, September 15, 2023

Dana Hills Invitational: Friday, September 29, 2023

OC Championships: Friday, October 13, 2023

MT SAC Invitational: Friday, October 20, 2023

League Finals: Wednesday, November 2, 2022