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About our Youth X-Country Club

For over 15 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 having a ton of fun!

15 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!

Weather policy:

We practice rain or shine! If we experience severe thunderstorms or ice/snow, we will post notices on the website if we have to cancel, but 99% of the time, we have uninterrupted practices in all kinds of weather. We ask that you bring a jacket and a hat for your child so they are prepared for the occasional rain shower.


  • All practices at Grant Park. Look for the Foot Traffic tent!
  • Practices start on SEPT. 9th and run through Oct. 23rd.
  • All practices are Mondays & Wednesdays.
  • Practices are from 4:45pm-6:00pm
  • All Area 3-8th grade students welcome!! Any schools and any individuals welcome!
  • Cost: Only $60! (includes team shirt!). Scholarships and waivers available upon request.
  • For more info, call 503.284.0345
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