Registration for our 2019 Cross Country Program will open on Sunday, July 21. All registrations will done online via familyid.com -
WTC's fall cross country program is open to boys and girls, ages 8-14. There are no try-outs or cuts. Practices are held five nights per week (Sunday through Thursday) from early August through late November. Participants choose which nights they want to attend, but are expected to come to at least two practices per week and are encouraged to attend three nights per week. All practices are at 6 PM.
Pre season conditioning practices will start on Sunday, August 4. Formal XC practices start on Sunday, August 25.
The XC Program involves training and racing for distances of 1.1 - 2.4 miles through wooded trails and grass fields. Age groups are 8-10, 11-12, 13-14.
All sessions are held at J Lee Gould Track & Field Facility, located at the John J. Leary Field (GPS 19 Athletic Field Road, Waltham)
Boys and girls who are also on their middle schools' cross country team may train with those teams until the scholastic season concludes and then join our program on a regular basis (though they are welcome to practice and compete with WTC on days they do not do so with their school's team). However, all middle school Club members are expected to attend our Club’s practices each Sunday during the season and are expected to compete in our Club’s two main regular season competitions – the Wayland Classic and the Boston Mayor’s Cup.
USATF membership is required if a member wishes to compete in the JR OLYMPIC races in November – members should wait until Nov. 1 to become a member so that their membership will be good for this year and for 2019 . At these meets, athletes will compete in USATF age groups: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18; each age group is determined by the member's age on December 31 of the current year.
CURRENT XC RACE SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 - PBR 5K FUND RAISING EVENT AT PROSPECT HILL, WALTHAM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 ??? - GBTC XC RACE AT GREAT BROOKS FARM IN CARLISLE ???
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 - WALTHAM TC COVE RACE, NEWTON
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 - WAYLAND RACE AT WAYLAND HS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 - USATF YOUTH DEV RACE AT FRANKLIN PARK, BOSTON
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 - MAYOR'S CUP AT FRANKLIN PARK IN BOSTON
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 - NE JR O MEET IN SMITHFIELD, RI
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 - REG. 1 JR O MEET - BETH PAGE STATE PARK, FARMINGDALE, LONG ISLAND, NY SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 - NATIONAL JR O CHAMPIONSHIPS, MADISON, WI