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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 five-week 2018 CYO Cross Country Season ended on Friday, October 19 with the Diocesan Meet at Crown Beach, Alameda.  Over 800 runners from around the Oakland Diocese participated on the parish or school teams during last season. 

For Results of the Meets, See the Link Below

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


A Service Opportunity
at the Diocesan Meet

Zavier Annis, a former XC runner from St. Philip Neri CYO, led a drive for shoes for “Souls 4 Souls” as his Eagle Scout project.  He had a table  at Crown Beach at the Diocesan meet to collect new and used shoes from our runners.

It was a great way for our runners to not only participate at the Diocesan Meet, but to contribute in service as well.  “Wearing our Poverty” for our sisters and brothers.

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.

Click to Visit 2018 CYO Cross Country Results 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 Wrapping Up the 2018 Season with Information on the Diocesan Meet

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

Click Here for Name Tag Requirements and School/Parish Abbreviations


 Cross Country Guidelines

Click Here for the 2018 CYO Cross Country Guildelines








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– Jesse Owens


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Bill Ford, CYO Director
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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