Cross Country

Available to grades: 3rd - 8th and CCD

The SMS Cross Country program is designed to expose athletes to the fundamentals of running (form, pacing, and endurance); provide a fun, safe environment where individual ability comes out; and help athletes get fit while learning to value fitness and achieve personal performance goals.

Practices are twice weekly on local park trails (generally Wednesdays and Sundays).

There are two developmental meets and the Diocese Championship Meet during the season.

Meet distances are:

Frosh (3rd-4th grades): 2km

JV (5th - 6th grades): 3km

Varsity (7th-8th grades): 4km

Practice Schedule:

The first practice in on Sunday, September 2, from 3:45-5:00 at Fort Hunt Park, Picnic Area E. The first after school practice is on Wednesday September 5, from 2:45-4:00 at Mount Vernon District Park (adjacent to the Mount Vernon Recreation Center).

Once registered, the full practice schedule will be sent to each parent directly from the coach.

For more information please email:

How do I sign up?


Registration is completed online. Click here to complete the form to register.

Sumit Permission Slip to Coach

Fill out a Medical Release & Participant Agreement Release form (one form per athlete) and hand directly to the coaches. Click here for the form. This form must be submitted prior to any athlete participating in practices.

Submit Registration Fee

There is a $20.00 per participant registration fee. Coaches cannot accept payment.

Pay through Faith Direct ( Log-on; click One-Time Gift; click “CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) Payment”; in notes section add SMS XC, name(s), grade(s))

Order a Uniform - Must complete by Sept. 14

Click here to find uniform order instructions. Uniforms must be ordered by Sept. 14th.