Fall Cross Country Program

Fall Cross Country Program

The Cross Country Program is perfect for athletes ages 8-14 looking to stay in shape, begin running for the first time, or compete at the national level with a team. We have teams and coaches that allow athletes to grow from group to group depending on their individual goals! If you’re just looking to stay in shape or get faster this fall – this program is a great fit. We have separate groups depending on the athletes age and ability. Read more about how we divide out our teams here.

Junior Olympic Racing

Athletes have numerous opportunities to compete in the fall cross country program. Whether they are looking to enter in an occasional race just for fun, compete on a team or strive for the Junior Olympics we support and encourage it all. The Colorado State Junior Olympics Cross Country program is a growing and vibrant program that allows athletes an opportunity to compete as a team or an individual in local, state, regional, and national competitions. In the last 5 years we have taken 55 individuals and 11 teams to Nationals racking up 14 All-American finishes in that time – including the 2016 13-14 Girls National Championship Team! This year we will be working toward Nationals which is December 4th. Come join us!

More than just racing

Endurance and stamina make every athlete better. This means more field time and better endurance later in the game if you’re a soccer, lacrosse, or football player. Running will help take you further. You need not worry if you’ve never run more than a mile, we have the groups to take you further. We build athletes through drills, endurance runs, strength training, and team building. Athletes can attend as many or as few practices as they’d like. Traditionally, athletes have found 3-4x a week with 1 day of strength, and 1 structured workout day have helped propel their fitness to new levels.

Grade School/ Beginners

Wondering if your 8yr old boy or girl would fit in here? Absolutely! Our Development program is all about developing structure, as well as self confidence, and fitness. Through deliberate play, and run focused games, and adventures we help kids get running without even knowing it! We will introduce them to every corner of the sport from road races, track running, and trail running adventures. This summer get your kids running – they won’t regret it!


Fall Session ( August 9th – December 4th)

**Please note that we are accepting athletes throughout the entire season so please feel free to reach out to us even after the program has started. We can work through a pro-rated membership.

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JUNIORS (12-14 YEARS)

This team is for athletes that have more defined goals and have moved beyond the deliberate play of our Development Team. Coach Dee focuses on pacing, form, and personal confidence. This team is a perfect fit for athletes who have performance goals or are looking for a team that enjoys competition and fast-paced learning.

Juniors Practice Schedule:

Monday: 4:30-5:30pm Trail Run
Tuesday: 5:30-6:30pm Strength Workout
Wednesday: 4:30-5:30pm Track Workout
Friday: 4:30-5:30pm Trail Run

All trail runs are in the Golden/ Lakewood area

Juniors Team Cost
Full Program: $550
Monthly: $150
Punch Card: $165 for 10 practices

DEVELOPMENT (8-11 YEARS)

This team is focused on the early fundamentals of running – this means runs are focused on mixing fun, exploration, and structure. Each run has an objective to complete with a focus on FUN as the first component. Athletes should be able to run 10 minutes consistently. We understand that athletes at this level may need a run/walk approach which is accepted and encouraged. Don’t be intimidated – each practice is 60 minutes, walking and breaks are allowed.

Development Practice Schedule:

Monday: 4:30-5:30pm Trail Run
Wednesday: 4:30-5:30pm Track Workout
Friday: 4:30-5:30pm Trail Run

All trail runs are in the Golden/ Lakewood area

Development Team Cost
Full Program: $425
Monthly: $120
Punch Card: $165 for 10 practices

Scholarships are available. Please reach out to us at info@lifelongendurance.com to apply.