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High School Cross Country Training Series

The High School Cross Country Training Series is designed to take runners to the next level. Training here is two-fold: physical and mental. Over the course of four weeks, expert coaches will guide runners through challenging workouts that will improve endurance, speed, and form. On the academic side, informative clinics focus on topics such as positive psychology and proper nutrition.

Eligibility requirements:

  • You will be attending a New York City public high school in 2016
  • You will be on a PSAL cross country team at your high school in 2016
  • You can run 3.1 miles (5K) without stopping
  • You are able to attend all practices

How to Apply

The application consists of a short online form and 250-word essay (completed online). While not required, we encourage you to have your coach, a teammate, teacher, or counselor send a brief statement (500 words or less) as to why you are a good candidate. Please make sure the person writing the recommendation includes your full name in the letter.

The 2016 application is now closed.


Key Dates

Application Opens - April 1
Application Deadline - May 22
Recommendation Letter due (optional) - May 22
Participant Selection - June 3
Team Orientation - July 18



July 25 - August 18
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays – Central Park (Columbus Circle entrance)
Thursdays - Van Cortlandt Park



Contact High School Cross Country at or 212-548-7360.

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