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Welcome to the CYO Cross Country Page!

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Welcome to the CYO Cross Country Page!


Welcome to
2019 CYO Cross Country!

The five-week 2019 CYO Cross Country Season will begin with practices slated to start mid-August and the first of five meets on Friday, September 20.
Over 800 runners from around the Oakland Diocese participated on the parish or school teams during last season. 

For Results of the Meets, See the Link Below

CYO Cross Country features teams from parishes and Catholic schools from around the diocese. There are five weeks of meets each year, usually running on Friday afternoons. An exciting sport featuring chidlren in Kindergarten through 8th grade.

The "companion sport" to CYO Cross Country, is CYO Track and Field in spring 2020 ... check out the page on CYO Track and Field.!

For more information, contact your local parish or Catholic school CYO Cross Country Coordinator or


2019 Cross Country Information


Meet Mail and Meet Information

The weekly Meet Mail will be posted here each week, containing Information for Coordinators and Coaches on the past and coming meets.

Click Here for Meet Mail #4 -
Information on the Diocesan Meet on Friday, October 18
at Crown Beach

Meet Results

Meet results will be posted on the 2019 CYO Cross Country Results Page following each meet.  For results of previous years, see the "Cross Country Meet Results" column on the right of this page.

Click to Visit 2019 CYO Cross Country Results Page



Only park in designated spaces for parking.  Be courteous to neighbors and other parkers.  Carpooling is encouraged! Persons who park in undesignated spaces will be ticketed!

Click Here for Parking Guide for Crown Beach Meet

Click Here for 2019 CYO Cross Country Schedule

Click Here for 2019 Color Group Schedule

Each school or parish is assigned to a "Color Group" for each meet. For team scoring and awards, runners only run against the others in their color group. The color must be indicated on each runner's name tag.

Name Tags

Click Here for Name Tag Requirements and Parish/School Abbreviations


 Cross Country Guidelines

Click Here for the 2019 CYO Cross Country Guildelines


While it seems nice to brng your dog to a Cross Country meet, the dogs  become nervous, there are too many people around, and can create a hazard for others and and for the dog. We welcome Service Animals, but ask that other dogs are left at home!









"Friends on the field of athletic competition are the real gold of Track. Awards become corroded. Friends gather no dust."
– Jesse Owens


Catholic Youth Organization
Diocese of Oakland2121 Harrison Street , Oakland CA 94612
510-893-5154 • Fax 510-834-5498
Bill Ford, CYO Director
Grace House, Administrative Assistant

CYO Email




2019 CYO Cross Country Important Dates
  • Practice begins: Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • Parish/School Coordinators' Meeting: Tuesday, August 20
  • Coaches Certification Workshops: Thursday, September 5 and Tuesday, September 10
  • Meet Dates: Fridays, Sept. 20, 27; October 4, 11
  • Diocesan Meet: Friday, October 18