Virginia Prides Cross Country season operates from the end of August through late November. Practices typically take place in the South Riding & Aldie Va areas.
The program was developed primarily for the clubs middle distance and long distance track runners to continue their training after outdoor track season was completed, it has quickly turned into one of the flagship programs for Virginia Pride.
Cross country is a sport in which teams and individuals compete on open fields over natural terrain such as dirt or grass. The courses usually are 1k, 2k, 3k, 4k, and 5k long depending on the athletes ages. Cross Country meets normally include surfaces of grass, and dirt, passing through woodlands and open country that usually include hills, flat ground, and sometimes gravel roads.
Cross Country is both an individual and a team sport; athletes are judged on individual times and teams by a points-scoring method. Boys and girls of all ages compete in cross country, which usually takes place during autumn and winter, and can include weather conditions of rain, sleet, snow or hail, and a wide range of temperatures.
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