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Welcome to the CYO Cross Country Page!

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Welcome to the CYO Cross Country Page!

Welcome to 2016 CYO Cross Country!


2016 CYO Cross Country!

CYO Cross Country features teams from parishes and Catholic schools from around the diocese.  There are five weeks of meets each year, running on Friday afternoons. An exciting sport featuring chidlren in Kindergarten through 8th grade.

The 2016 CYO Cross Country season has concluded with the Diocesan Meet.  This past season, over 900 young runners raced in local parks. CYO Cross Country is marked by exciting races, postive coaches and cheering families and friends. If you missed Cross Country, check out the page on CYO Track and Field, beginning this spring!

For more information, contact your local parish or Catholic school CYO Cross Country Coordinator or

Click Here to Read the Story in the Catholic Voice about the Diocesan Meet and CYO Cross Country




2016 Season Results

Click Here to Visit the 2016 CYO Cross Country Results Page


Meet Mail


Click Here for Final Meet Mail for the DIOCESAN MEET
and for the 2016 Season

The weekly Meet Mail will be posted here each week, containing Information for Coordinators and Coaches on the past and coming meets.

2016 Cross Country Information


Coordinator and Coach Preseason Information

Click Here for Preseason Information
for Coordinators and Coaches

Schedule of Meets

Click Here for the Complete Schedule of Meets

For dates where meets are in two locations, check with your parish/school CYO Coordinator for proper venue.

Color Group Schedule

Click Here for the 2016 Color Group Schedule

Each school or parish is assigned to a "Color Group" for each meet. For team scoring and awards, runners only run against the others in their color group. The color must be indicated on each runner's name tag.

Name Tags


Cross Country Guidelines






"Friends on the field of athletic competition are the real gold of Track. Awards become corroded. Friends gather no dust."
– Jesse Owens



Catholic Youth Organization
Diocese of Oakland

2121 Harrison Street , Oakland CA 94612
510-893-5154 • Fax 510-834-5498

Bill Ford, CYO Director
Grace House, Administrative Assistant

CYO Email

2016 CYO Cross Country Important Dates
  • Practice begins: Monday, August 15, 2016
  • Parish/School Coordinators' Meeting: Tuesday, August 23
  • Coaches Certification Workshops: Thursday, September 8 and Thursday, September 15
  • Meet Dates: Fridays, Sept. 23, 30; October 7, 14
  • Diocesan Meet: Friday, October 21