High School Cross Country Training Series

The High School Cross Country Training Series is a pre-season program designed to take runners to the next level. Training here is two-fold: physical and mental. Over the course of four weeks, expert New York Road Runners coaches guide runners through workouts that improve endurance, speed, and form with the goal of building a strong foundation for the upcoming cross country season. On the academic side, informative workshops focus on topics such as sports psychology, proper nutrition and race strategy.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You will be attending a New York City public high school for the 2017-2018 school year
  • You will be on a PSAL cross country team at your high school in 2017
  • You can run 3.1 miles (5K) without stopping
  • You are able to attend all practices

How to Apply

The High School Cross Country Training Series application opens March 20, 2017.

Key Dates

March 20: Application Opens
May 19: Application Deadline 
June 2: Applicants Notified
July 20: Orientation 

Program Dates

Practices: July 24-August 17

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday practices take place at the NYRR RUNCENTER. Thursday practice takes place at Van Cortlandt Park.


Contact High School Cross Country Training Series at [email protected] or 212-548-7360.

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