Youth Cross Country Running

Program Overview

Open to children entering grades 3 - 8, the program will run on Saturdays at the Florence Recreational Fields. Runners will be coached not only with their running but also on timely topics such as healthy food choices, best running shoes for you, and safe running. Runners will be placed in groups depending on age and ability. The program is suitable for those serious about their running as well as those with a more casual interest who want exercise and to learn more about running. 

Updates for 2020:
The program will be set up to ensure that all participants can maintain social distancing. This will include spread out stations for stretching, staggered start times for races, and smaller group sizes.

-Session 1: Grades 3-5
-Session 2: Grades 6-8

Fee:     $50 for the first child, $25 for each additional child (non-residents add $10)

Dates: Sundays, September 20 – October 25

-Session 1: 3:30 - 4:30pm
-Session 2: 4:45 - 5:45pm  


  • 9/20 Florence Field (157 Spring St.) 
  • 9/27 Sheldon Field (269 Bridge St.)
  • 10/4 Florence Field (157 Spring St.)
  • 10/11 Maines Field (570 Riverside Dr.)
  • 10/18 Sheldon Field (269 Bridge St.)
  • 10/25 Florence Field (157 Spring St.)

Coach: Northampton High School coach, Brandon Palmer, will be running this fun new program!

Residents of Northampton, Florence, and Leeds will have priority Registration until August 31. Non-residents can register starting on Sept 1.

Registration Flyer (PDF)

Click here for online registration