YOUTH CROSS COUNTRY MEETS
Calling all 3rd through 8th graders! It’s time to run over the hills and through the woods at our series of low-pressure and super-fun cross country meets. Join us this fall at our NEW HOME at Fernhill Park in Northeast Portland! Whether you’re an individual student that is brand new to cross country or are part of a team, these meets are for youth of ALL abilities. Come for one meet or join us for all of them! This spectator-friendly course makes it easy for parents and coaches to encourage their budding athletes from multiple locations. Different distances for each grade. 1500 meters for grade 3/4, 2000 meters for grade 5/6, and 3000 meters for grade 7/8. Clock at the finish, but no official results. The final championship meet of the year does have a team competition with team results!
THANK YOU FOR COMING! What a wonderful way to finish our XC season. If your team took top three in any race, you can call our Northeast store at 503-284-0345 and arrange pick up of your trophy. Likewise, if you have an athlete that was top three male or female in any of their races, we have the medals for thems at our NE shop as well and can coordinate transfer of those items to a different Foot Traffic if that is more convenient. Have a great fall!
All-Comer Cross Country:
BACKGROUND: For over 19 years, Foot Traffic has been hosting and sponsoring youth track and cross country races in the Portland Metro area. Our goal has always been to introduce the sport to as many people as possible with an emphasis on participation and education over intimidating practice schedules. When Portland Parks and Recreation and Foot Traffic instituted it’s first all comer cross country meet, our goal was to serve those young athletes that either didn’t have the means to participate or simply didn’t know about the sport. So whether your young athlete is a returning runner or a first-time jogger, they are sure to exit the meets feeling excited and enthusiastic about the sport!
2022 MEET DATES
- Sept. 22nd
- Sept. 29th (updated schedule for this meet below!)
- Oct. 13th CHAMPIONSHIP MEET WITH TEAM RESULTS AND TROPHIES*
*PIL and Team Championship meet. Team results will be tallied at this meet for each grade. All individuals and teams welcome.
- 4:30-5:00pm: Registration
- 5:00pm: 1,500m (Grade 3,4 coed)*
- 5:13pm: 2,000m (Grade 5,6 coed)*
- 5:29pm: 3,000m (Grade 7, 8 boys)*
- 5:45pm: 3,000m (Grade 7, 8 girls)*
SEPT. 29th SCHEDULE:
- 5:00PM: 1500 meters (6th grade and under)
- 5:20PM: 3000 meters (7th and 8th grade combined)
*NOTE: Sept. 29th meet is tentatively planned to combine 3rd/4th/5th/6th grade races into one 1,500 meter race and a combined boys and girls 7th/8th grade race.
$5 for each athlete. Cash or check only. Register at least 15 min. before the start of your race.
FOOT TRAFFIC YOUTH XC CLUB INFO:
Click here for more details on our twice-per-week cross country club this fall! Multiple locations and times!