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Congratulations to the Cross-County For Youth program as it has just been named the 2013 Giant Steps Award Winner for Community Organizations by the National Consortium For Academics and Sports (NCAS)

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation in partnership with Cross-Country for Youth (CCFY) is proud to offer a unique fitness program that introduces young people to cross-country training and character-building concepts to aid in overall development.  

CCFY Mission: To impact the lives of youth with the skills they need to run cross-country and live healthy lives with character. 

CCFY Vision:

  • To introduce elementary and middle school youth to cross-country throughout North Carolina
  • To introduce youth to physical activity
  • To expose youth to character development
  • To prevent obesity in out youth
  • To teach youth the importance of good nutrition
  • To educate the youth on having healthy lifestyles 


Available to all boys and girls ages 9-14 (grades 4th through 8th)

Registration Dates: Fall registration will open on August 1st

Registration Fees: TBA

Practice and Competition Sites: Coordinates regionally with registration site

How To Register: Please visit the website and click on the blue "register" tab located on the right and provide the necessary information.

Additional Information: For more information about the youth cross-country program, please contact Revolution Park Sports Academy at 704.432.4963 or email  

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department encourages and promotes inclusive leisure experiences in all of our programs, activities and sports. Inclusive leisure experiences encourage and enhance opportunities for people of varying abilities to participate and interact in life’s activities together with dignity. It also provides an environment that promotes and fosters physical, social and psychological inclusion of people with diverse experiences and skill levels.  Inclusion enhances individuals’ potential for full and active participation in leisure activities and experiences.

For individual cross-country running and training locations:

McAlpine Creek Community Park, 8711 Monroe Road
The park has a 5K championship cross country course (McAlpine Creek Greenway connects to James Boyce Park).For more information, contact Preston Buckman, 704 529-3273 or Preston Buckman.

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