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Cross Country

2017 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 (2017 Junior Olympic Cross-Country Championship will be held in Tallahassee, FL). The 2017 Cross Country season began on September 10th.


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 (Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays) at Lafayette-Moraga Trail, Lafayette Reservoir, Shell Ridge Open Space and Inspiration Point.   A weekly schedule showing times and venues is located in the "Calendar" section of the website.  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.


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 !!!!!!