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Copley Running Programs Listing

All of the different running options CAA has available are listed below.  We will often link to programs through the schools or locally as well as they come up. 

Our Youth Cross Country program practices Mondays and Wednesday evenings starting in August at Copley Park.  We normally have a handful of races and they are on weekday evenings and a couple on Saturday mornings.  

2022 Fall Copley-Fairlawn Middle School Cross Country

CAA DOES NOT OFFER A FALL 7th and 8th Grade XC
7th and 8th graders need to run for their home district school. Copley's Informational Form LINK is below:

An email inadvertently listed that CAA had a 7th/8th grade Fall XC, apologies.  Copley-Fairlawn district kids can sign up for the information using the Google Form Below:

Copley-Fairlawn students Grades 7th-8th interested in Cross Country at the Middle School, the Interest Form is below.  Sign up at the link below and details about Registration will be sent to you when they are available.

Middle School Cross Country Interest Form

2022 Fall Youth Cross Country Registration Listing

2022 Cross Country

Welcome to the 2022 Cross Country Registration Session. Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately.

REGULAR SEASON - REGISTRATION OPENED

We are excited to open registration for the Fall 2022 Cross Country season!

2022 Youth Cross Country Season (Grades 1st-6th ONLY)
A regular season consists of 5-9 races with most of the races during the week but 2-3 are on the weekends. We will also have an Optional Regionals and Nationals that we will register separately for as the regular season progresses. Practices are twice a week on Monday and Wednesday evenings mostly at Copley Park. Runners will receive our Neon Copley XC Race T-Shirt.

*We are a very laid back program, designed to get kids interested in the awesome sport of running. In the past kids have done multiple activities during our season. We also understand with the summer months families have plans and may not make all of our practices.

In order to keep the registration fee low, we are asking that you reuse last years Neon Copley XC Race shirt if it still fits and is in good condition. This will allow us to register for some additional races & not be wasteful. 

Regionals 2022

Registration opens on 10/01/2022 at 10:00 AM
Season Dates: 10/11/2022 to 10/31/2022
Show Details
$15.00
Registration opens in:

2022 High School Cross Country Team Camp for Youth Kids

The Copley Fairlawn High School Cross Country teams are putting on a Youth Camp Monday June 13th - Thursday June 16th in the mornings 8:30AM - 11AM.  All of the proceeds go to the High School Cross Country teams.  The flyer and registration links are directly below to sign up for this camp.  

2022 High School Cross Country Camp for Youth Runners Flyer

2022 High School Cross Country Camp For Youth Runners Online Signup Form

Cross Country



Copley Youth Cross Country was founded in 2015 and has been running strong ever since!  We are a program for kids in grades 1st -6th and we run against local cross country teams.  Our registration normally opens in the Spring April timeframe and we open for existing runners first.  We normally cap the program at 90 kids so registration does not last long!  

Copley Youth Cross Country FAQ’s

Goal of our program is to promote the sport of running for our youth and to provide a fun experience for all our runners.

What is Cross Country?

Cross country running is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open air courses over natural terrain such as dirt or grass. In Cross Country (XC or CC) EVERYONE competes. At the MS and High School level there are no cuts, and nobody rides the bench.

How Far Will We Run?

All depends on the age group. In practice we will start out at a mile and work up for 6-8 year old runners. Some children will not run very far without needing to stop and catch their breath. We will work with the kids on pacing and building their endurance. Most race distance is based on age. Some races for the younger group (6-8 year old) will be 1 mile and others will be 2K (1.24 mi). Older kids (9-12 year old) will run a 2 mi or 3K (1.864) in most races. Nationals Age breakout is listed below for your reference.

Running Shoes

Your child should have a good pair of running shoes. Below is a link to a document we posted a while back that discusses the topic.
shoe guide.pdf

Regular Season

We have a regular season that run through October and our fees will cover the 4-6 meets we put on our Regular Season calendar.  The group of teams we race against are all in this to promote the sport. We have some awesome partner teams in our regional.  Some of the teams we run against are Woodridge, Cuyahoga Falls, Field, Tallmadge and Revere.

Post Season

Regional and Nationals are not included as part of our initial registration.  The Regional event is normally at Hudson each year at the end of October and serves as our championship event.  All the kids get a medal and it is a really fun experience for the kids.  Kids who run well at Hudson will also qualify for Nationals. We have taken teams to Nationals for 4 years now. 
Cross Country Youth Nationals Site:
http://www.youthcrosscountry.org/

Scoring for Cross Country

Lowest score wins! See Reference below for Details.
scoring reference.pdf

Any Questions feel free to reach out to me via email.

Thank you!  
Eric Driscoll
Director CAA Youth XC
[email protected]
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