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.

New to the program this year, High School Cross Country Training Series participants will be attending the New Paltz Running Camp from July 30 – August 4. Youth will stay on the SUNY New Paltz campus and experience a traditional sleepaway camp combined with the quality training and coaching of a running camp.

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


The NYRR High School Cross Country Training Series 2017 program is no longer accepting applications. If you are interested in being notified when the 2018 program aplication is available, please complete this survey.

Key Dates

March 20: Application Opens
May 19: Application Deadline 
June 2: Applicants Notified
July 20: Orientation 
July 30 – August 4: New Paltz Running Camp

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 hsxc@nyrr.org or 212-548-7360.