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The Youth Cross Country Challenge  (YXCC) is back after a four-year hiatus! Started in 2015, the YXCC is a competition designed to increase interest in the sport and highlight the physical and competitive benefits of distance running. The series consists of several meets where athletes participate and earn points toward a final series score. Individuals and clubs will be rewarded at the end of the series winning several cool prizes and a chance to be named Youth Cross Country Challenge Champions!


Participation Rules: USATF Membership is required to participate in each meet and the series.  Join or renew today! Only USATF Three Rivers, registered member clubs will be considered for team/club prizes.


Competition Divisions: USATF 2023 Youth competition age divisions for individuals (rule 300.1b) and team scoring (rule 304.5):


Individuals Team Scoring
Age Division Year of Birth   Age Division Year of Birth
8 & Under  2015+ 8 & Under 2015+
9-10 2013-2014 9-10 2013-2014
11-12 2011-2012 11-12 2011-2012
13 – 14 2009-2010 13 – 14 2009-2010
15 – 16 2007-2008 15 – 18 2005-2008
17 – 18 2005-2006 _ _


Schedule: (Last updated 9/25/23)


Date Host Location Complete Results YXCC Results*
Sun. Oct. 1 Wings of Moon Moon Twp Park
Sat. Oct 14 Penn Hills Boyce Park
Sun. Oct 22 Pacers Mingo Creek Park
Sun. Oct 29 Get Fit Families Moraine State Park
Sat. Nov 11 TRA Championships White Oak Park

*YXCC Results removes all athletes who were NOT USATF Members at the time of the competition, therefore making them ineligible for scoring. 

*Visit the youth page for complete meet information and details for each event.