About our Youth X-Country Club

For over 17 years, Foot Traffic has been hosting and sponsoring youth and adult track and cross country races in the Portland Metro area. Our goal has always been to simply introduce the sport to as many students as possible with an emphasis on participation and keeping the practices fun and relaxed.

17 years ago, Foot Traffic instituted it’s first youth cross country club to better serve those young athletes that either didn’t have the means to participate, or simply didn’t know about the sport. Our experienced coaches provide a variety of group workouts and structured practice schedules based on the participants skill level. So whether you young athlete is a returning runner or a first-time jogger, they are sure to exit the program feeling excited and enthusiastic about the sport!


The Foot Traffic Youth XC club practices two afternoons a week. There is one optional low-key XC meet per week on Thursdays at Overlook Park. Your club registration fees covers all meet entry fees as well. If your young athlete is not interested in the meets or your schedule prevents you from attending them, it’s not a problem! But we REALLY encourage you to get them out there for at least a couple races to experience how rewarding they are for all abilities of athletes.  Remember, these meets are for BEGINNERS and the focus is on completion of the race to the best of THEIR ability. No pressure! Please have your athletes bring a water bottle. Parental attendance is not necessary, but if you want to stay with your child and help out, just let our coaches know!

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