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Youth Cross Country

From early September through early November, the Johnston Running Club operates a youth cross country club for the aspiring and developing distance runner, ages 6 through 18. 

Practices

The cross country club practices:

  • Sundays: 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. 
  • Thursdays: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Athletes run approximately two to four miles each practice, depending on age and stage of the season.  

Meets

The cross country club competes in local and regional meets on weekends. Athletes run varying distances depending on their age:

  • 8 & Under: 2000 meters (2k)
  • 9 - 12: 3000 meters (3k)
  • 13 - 14: 4000 meters (4k)
  • 15 - 18: 5000 meters (5k)

For comparison, high school cross country runners compete  meet distances of 5000 meters (5k).

The season builds toward the USATF State Meet in early November, at which athletes can quality for nationals.

Quick Info

When: September 3 - November 3
Where:‚Äč Johnston Public Library & Metro Ice Sledding Hill
Ages: 6 to 18
Cost: $75 (includes all meet fees and JRC shirt)

2019 Meet Schedule

Sunday, Oct 6 - 2pm - Westside - Valley Southwoods (West Des Moines)

Sunday, Oct 13 - 2pm - JRC - Walnut Ridge Recreation Area (Johnston)

Sunday, Oct 20 - 1pm - Iowa Speed - Coralville Youth Sports Complex (Coralville)

Sunday, Oct 27 - 2pm - Iowa Flyers - Moore Memorial Park (Ames)

Sunday, Nov 3 - 1pm - USATF State - Valley Southwoods (West Des Moines)

Saturday, Dec 14 - USATF Nationals (Madison, WI)


2019 Cross Country Club

JRC Home Meet Results

JRC hosts a country meet each year (since 2012), featuring separate races for each age group.

  • 2013 - Johnston Middle School
  • 2014 - Johnston Middle School 
  • 2015 - Johnston Middle School
  • 2016 - Johnston Middle School
  • 2017 - Johnston Middle School
  • 2018 - Walnut Ridge Recreation Area
  • 2019 - Walnut Ridge Recreation Area

Johnston Running Club Sponsors

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Contact us at johnstonrunning@gmail.com


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