Cross Country

2018 Cross Country Schedule

Our 2018 Cross Country Meet Schedule can be found here on

About Mcminnville Youth Club Cross Country

Athletes ages 8 – 18 are welcome to join! Our cross country season begins early September with practices twice a week – usually Tuesdays and Thursdays and continues through November. Most middle school and high schoolers practice with their school teams and join our club practices after their season is over. Because of this, our early season practices are geared toward our younger elementary-aged athletes ranging in ability from beginner to experienced runners. Practices include teaching basics of long distance running – pacing especially – as well as some running based games to keep things fun.



All our athletes are encouraged to compete in meets however they are not required to. Parents are responsible for transporting their athletes to and from the meets. Most of the races we participate in are the 3k distance (just less than 2 miles) on a mix of trails or grass terrain for the most part.

For USATF (championship) races, racing distances vary based on age. Below are the distances for each age group:

  • 8 & under run 2k
  • 9 – 12 run 3k
  • 13 – 14 run 4k
  • 15 – 18 run 5k


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