Cross Country




Dear Coaches, Parents and Runners!

I want to make sure all of you are aware of the venue change for the Springfield hosted invite for our Sunday, September 29th meet!

The new location is Schneider Park off of Mull Avenue. I am asking everyone to park at the following address: 380 Mineola Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44320 This is the location of Julie-Billiart School which is directly across the street from the park. They have ample parking at the school. You can view or download the course maps by using the above link.

See you all next Sunday at Schneider Park. 

Sincerely, Dan Lancianese, League Director


The goal of the Youth Cross Country League is to provide a comprehensive league that incorporates all populations. The league is open to youth ages 14 and under. Athletes will be divided into divisions based on age. Athletes with a disability will compete in Division IV where there is no age restriction.

We are very excited that the 2019 Cross Country season will be starting soon and will feature some exciting changes and new venues for our meets. Here are the new features for 2019:

  1. We kick off the season with our meet opener at a brand new location which will be at the Our Lady of the Elms Sports Complex on August 25th. This will be a fantastic location to run and enjoy a great afternoon of cross country.
  2. This season we are going to use the chip timing system that we tested at the last 2 meets of the 2018 season! We will be providing each team with reusable shoe tags that will be worn on the shoe at each meet to record the athlete’s time and place. Bibs will also be worn as a back up system.
  3. We will wrap up the 2019 season with our big Championship meet at the brand new location of Streetsboro City Park which will be held on Sunday, October 6th.
  4. Also new for this year, Coaches will be required to register their teams online and pay a deposit of $150 (& online processing fees) which will be applied to your team fee balance. All team fee balances must then be paid in full no later than Friday, September 26th. Thanks very much!

Important! Coaches, if you plan to have your team participate in our first meet on August 25th, you must register your teams and pay your team registration fee no later than Saturday, August 17th for your team to be eligible.

Please note, we realize that some teams are school related and may not be prepared to participate August 25th. You must have your team registered a MINIMUM OF 1 WEEK PRIOR TO THE FIRST MEET YOU PLAN TO ATTEND. Sorry, positively no same day of meet Team sign ups will be permitted. Unattached runners may register and pay single meet fee day of meets. When ready to register your team simply click the register now button. Direct all questions to League Director Dan Lancianese at or call (330) 352-5602