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Cross Country

2018 Fall Cross Country Program Information

2016 Lafayette Reservoir Run

DVTFC holds an 11-week fall Cross Country season, culminating in the USATF Junior Olympic qualifier meets in late November (2018 Junior Olympic Cross-Country Championship will be held in Reno, NV). The 2018 Cross Country season will begin in mid-September 2018.


Open to boys and girls age 9 - 14 (younger and older athletes accepted with coaches approval), both experienced and beginners, having a minimum fitness level of running. An athlete must be able, and willing, to run continuously for approximately 1 mile without stopping - about 4 laps on a track.


Practices will be held three days a week (days to be determined) at Lafayette-Moraga Trail, Lafayette Reservoir, Shell Ridge Open Space and Inspiration Point.   A weekly schedule showing times and venues will be located in the "Calendar" section of the website once it is set.  Once daylight savings ends, times are adjusted due to darkness.


Sectional X-C meets are held Sunday mornings at various venues around the Bay Area.  DVTFC will generally participate in one practice meet and 2 sectional meets and the Lafayette Reservoir Run (held late October), and the JO qualifiers in November (usually the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving and the Sunday after Thanksgiving). Participation at Sectional X-C meets is not required but highly encouraged.

Fees-2017 Season for Reference

a)   $300 for NEW 2017 DVTFC members or anyone without a 2017 USATF membership. 

b)   $275 for 2017 DVTFC members (or anyone holding a valid 2017 USATF membership).  This applies to anyone who participated in the DVTFC 2017 Spring or Summer track programs.

c)   Fees for a second sibling athlete  - deduct $75 from above.  

Program fees cover all insurance, equipment, meet fees, coaches stipends, and facilities permits.   

Darrin and Harlan want to provide the proper attention to all our X-C athletes, so we will again limit this year's program to 30-35 participants  - so please register early to secure a spot.   

Thanks for your interest in DVTFC X-C !!!!!!