Cross Country

Coach: Tim Haas

On Line registration open until August 31, 2018.

We compete in the Philadelphia CYO league which is the largest youth cross country organization in the United States.

Registration Fee:  $125.00 – Family max:  $300.00

Cross Country
— is open to children in grades 2-8
— begins practice in August and competes through late October
— competes in six to seven meets held on Sunday afternoons
— competes at Belmont Plateau, Philadelphia
— runners compete in age & gender specific races
— practices four nights a week in various locations
— Distances range from 1.24 miles (2 kilometers) for the youngest competitors to 2.48 miles (4 kilometers) for our “Cadets.”
— As many as 160 runners compete in each race.

Our practices are fun, but demanding. We focus on helping our children improve as runners and individuals within the team environment. Our goal is to build self-confidence and concern for others, while fostering a lifelong commitment to fitness. Our team participates in various community service projects including the Archdiocesan Food Bank.

Cross Country is compatible with Fall Soccer, but parents are strongly encouraged to coordinate with soccer and cross country coaches to make sure that a child can maintain their commitment to each sport and team without overextending or hurting themselves.


If you have any questions or comments regarding the SIPLAY online registration program, please direct them to Sara Grunwell at or contact Sara via phone, 215-968-2262 x17.