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Welcome to the CYO Cross Country Page!

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Welcome to the CYO Cross Country Page!


Welcome to
2018 CYO Cross Country!

The 2018 CYO Cross Country Season will begin with practices starting in mid August and the first meet scheduled for Friday, September 21. Over 800 runners from around the Oakland Diocese participated on the parish or school teams last season.  See the CYO Cross Country Results page for results.

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 "companion sport" to CYO Cross Country, is CYO Track and Field in spring 2019 ... check out the page on CYO Track and Field.!

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


2018 Season Results

Meet results will be posted on the 2018 CYO Cross Country Results Page following each meet.  For results of previous years, see the "Cross Country Meet Results" column on the right of this page.


Meet Mail and Meet Information

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

Click Here to Download Meet Mail for Crown Beach Meet on 9-21

Parking at Crown Beach

Park at Crown Beach or other lots ONLY in marked lane spaces. Carpool if possible.  Cars parked off the lot may cause damage to the park and drivers will be held responsible. Cars parked illegally may be towed.
Click Here to download parking map for Crown Beach

Dogs In Parks

While it seems nice to brng your dog to a Cross Country meet, the dogs  become nervous and can create a hazard for children and the dog. We welcome Service Animals, but ask that other dogs are left at home!

2018 Cross Country Information


Click Here for 2018 CYO Cross Country Schedule

Click Here for 2018 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

2018 CYO Cross Country Important Dates
  • Practice begins: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
  • Parish/School Coordinators' Meeting: Tuesday, August 21
  • Coaches Certification Workshops: Thursday, September 6 and Tuesday, September 11
  • Meet Dates: Fridays, Sept. 21, 28; October 5, 12
  • Diocesan Meet: Friday, October 19