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Copley-Fairlawn Athletic Association

Thank you for participating in the 2023 Copley Cross Country Invitational!

Results for each race are posted below:

2023_results_coed 1 mile_copley invitational.pdf

2023_results_girls 2 mile_copley invitational.pdf

2023_results_boys 2 mile_copley invitational.pdf

National Qualifiers are listed in the following PDF:
2023_all nationals qualifiers at the copley invitational_2023.pdf

For more information about Nationals and Qualifying procedures,
please visit the Cross Country Coaches National Youth Championships website.

National Championships are November 18, 2023 in Louisville, KY at E.P Tom Sawyer Park.

Youth XC

 Youth XC- Working hard, having fun, & making memories

The Youth Cross Country Program is now at capacity for Fall 2023. 

For questions or ideas about recreational races to try, email Ashlee Eskelsen ([email protected]).

Capacity is normally reached by end of June.  Registration for Fall 2024 will open next April.  Watch for updates.  

Thank you for your interest in running!

Copley Youth 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 and we open for existing runners first.  This year we are capping at 75.  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 Middle 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 5-7 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

Nationals are not included as part of our initial registration.  We have taken teams to Nationals for 7 years now.  If an athlete is interested and qualifies, registration will open in October.
Cross Country Youth Nationals Site:

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!  

Ashlee & Jeremy Eskelsen
Co-directors CAA Youth XC
[email protected]

Eric Driscoll
Director CAA Youth XC
[email protected]

2023 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:

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
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