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Cross Country

2018 Fall Cross Country Program Information


2017 Lafayette Reservoir Run

DVTFC holds a 10-11 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 on Sunday, September 16.

Program

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/Workouts

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.

Meets

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 (October 21st), 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

a)   $325 for NEW 2018 DVTFC members or anyone without a 2018 USATF membership. 

b)   $300 for 2018 DVTFC members (or anyone holding a valid 2018 USATF membership).  This applies to anyone who participated in the DVTFC 2018 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.   

There will be an additional $50 per athlete charge for those athletes that qualify and compete in the National Cross Country Junior Olympics to cover the cost of additional coaching and fees.

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 !!!!!!