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Welcome to Dashers Cross Country

Dashers cross country team welcomes runners of all abilities ages 7-14. We love kids who love to run!  We coach cross country kids in a positive, nurturing, and safe manner.  Fall 2017 will officially begin September 5, 2017.

  • Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-6:30 at St. Aloysius Academy in Bryn Mawr (map).  
  • This is a beautiful campus with ample space to train and hills to run. We will have access to bathrooms and a water fountain.  The campus is nicely enclosed which will provide us with a safe environment for kids running cross country when they may be spaced out over a few miles. 
  • Meets will be on Saturdays mornings at Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia (map). Philadelphia Express Cross Country Team (PEX CC) runs the meets.  There are 6 meets and 1 Championship Meet. Runners must run in 4 meets to be eligible for the Championship.  Meets are optional for all runners, although most of the kids on our team enjoy running in the meets.  The first meet will be September 16 at 7 am. Course walk throughs will take place at 7 am for the first meet only.  Meets run from youngest group to oldest group, boys first and then girls.
    PEX CC Meet 19/16/20177:00 AMBelmont Plateau - Phila., PA 
    PEX CC Meet 29/23/20178:30 AMBelmont Plateau - Phila., PA 
    PEX CC Meet 39/30/20178:30 AMBelmont Plateau - Phila., PA 
    PEX CC Meet 410/7//20178:30 AMBelmont Plateau - Phila., PA  
    PEX CC Meet 510/14/20178:30 AMBelmont Plateau - Phila., PA 
    PEX CC Meet 610/21/20178:00 AMBelmont Plateau - Phila., PA  
    PEX CC Championship10/28/20177:45 AMBelmont Plateau - Phila., PA

Post Season 
November 5, 2017- Cross Country Coaches Youth Regional Meet - Tyler Sate Park - Newtown, PA
November 18, 2017 - Cross Country Coaches National Youth Championships Voice of America Park in West Chester, Ohio for those who qualify.
Parents are responsible for meet fees in the post-season.

In 2016 we had several kids qualify for the national meet and 5 National Medalists.

  • Race lengths - Age determined by child's age at the end of 2017. Click on distance for a map of the course.

ages 8 and under- 1.5 Miles
9-10 - 3000 meters 
11-12 - 3000 meters 
13-14 - 4000 meters


Registration Information

  • The fee to participate in the Dashers Cross Country season is $150. 
  • Second child $125. Third child $100.
  • This includes all meet fees and bib fee for the regular season.
  • There is a uniform fee of $25 if you do not have a Dashers uniform from a previous Cross Country or Track season. 
  • Scholarship slots are available based on need. Contact Coach "M" Haskell directly to register.


Equipment Needs

Please purchase a good running sneaker to prevent injuries.  A lot of kid’s sized sneakers are more for fashion and not built for distance running on grass and uneven surfaces. If you are unsure about what to buy, you can go to Bryn Mawr Running Co and they will give 10% off the purchase of sneakers to all Dashers. John's Sneaks in Ardmore always has a selection of previous year's running sneakers at discounted prices.

If you need a Dasher uniform, the fee will be $25.  If you have a uniform from last season or from track, you may use it. 
Dashers Sweats and Gear:

For more information

Program information: Online registration issues:
Coach "M" Haskell Kath Cloran
610-608-1452 484-486-4089
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