The Cross Country Program is perfect for athletes looking to stay in shape, begin running for the first time, and have fun running 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 summer – this program is a great fit. We have separate groups for Grade School, Middle School, and High School.
Running as a Team
Athletes can compete on a team or as an individual in a traditional run 7 score 5 system. This allows athletes to participate against the clock while also helping score points for their team. There are numerous events throughout the fall that allow athletes to compete and courses all over Colorado’s Front Range.
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! 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 (2 Options)
For Fall 2019 we’re offering two package options. The fall session allows for your athlete to continue working with us immediately after summer season ends until cross country nationals. If you’re looking to start up after your athlete is settled in school we provide the Competitive season option starting in September.
This fall we are looking forward to enjoying the cooler temps and racing fast with our cross country teams. In 2018, we took our largest number of teams to the regional and national level ever. We’re looking to do it again in 2019. This year is looking to be exciting with an amazing regional course in Albuquerque, NM and a National Championship meet in Madison, WI. Join us for a fun filled fall!
Fall Session ( August 12th – December 14th)
Competitive Season (September 9th – December 14th)
Monday: 5-6pm Trail Run
Wednesday: 5-6pm Track Workout
Friday: 5-6pm Trail Run
*Tuesday strength training options for Juniors team
All trail runs are in the Golden/ Lakewood area
Schedule of Events
- 9/22 Golden Gallop 5K, 10K, Fun Run
- Information here http://goldengallop.com/
- 9/25 Runners Roost Cross Country Invitational, Adams County Regional Park – Brighton, CO
- Meet info here – Runners Roost Invite
- 9/28 Colorado Coyotes Cross Country Invitational, Centennial
- 10/5 Boulder Mountain Warriors Cross Country Challenge, Boulder
- TBD – Grizzly Growl 5K, 1K
- 10/12 * Panther Cross Country Invitational, Parker
- 10/20 Colorado Cross Country Middle School Championship, Fehringer Ranch Park, Denver
- 11/02 USATF Colorado STATE Championship
- 11/16 USATF Region 10 Championship – Albuquerque, NM
- 12/14 USATF National Championship – Madison, WI