Cross country season will start soon!

Register now to be a part of the 2023 AOC Cross Country Season.

AOC Cross Country FAQs

Cross Country is an individual and a team sport where athletes run a fixed distance, typically on grass or trails. Cross Country is well suited for kids new to track and experienced athletes as well.

  • What ages participate in AOC Cross Country? It is a developmental program with our main focus from ages 13 to 14 on down through 8-year-olds, although we have had some high school age runners as well. 
  • Do different age groups run different races? The races are run by age group and gender as shown in the chart below.   
  • When does registration begin? Registration opens in early August. 
  • How much does it cost? $95 per athlete 
  • When does practice start and end? Practice will start in late August and the Cross Country season ends in late November.
  • When are practices? Practices are 3 to 4 times each week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (if there is no meet on Saturday). Practice starts at 6:00 pm on weekdays and at 9:30 am on Saturdays.
  • When are cross country meets? Meets are usually Saturday mornings starting in mid September. AOC will also host a meet on one Sunday in October
  • How long are the races? Events contested are based on age. (Boys and Girls are scored separately.)
    • 6 to 8 Year Old: 2K (1.24 miles)
    • 9 to 10 Year Old: 3K (1.86 miles)
    • 11 to 12 Year Old: 3K (1.86 miles)
    • 13 to 14 Year Old: 4K (2.5 miles)
    • 5 to 18 Year Old: 5K (3.1 miles)

And join us for our AOC Back-to-School 5k on Saturday, August 26th!

Categories: Cross Country

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