Great Strides XC Team


Great Strides is the competitive division of Gotta Run Kids.

In the fall, our team competes in several cross country competitions in and around the Atlanta area. Our team has been very successful over the years, but our philosophy is to run to have fun...and if we happen to win - even better! While most of our meets are termed "middle school" meets, certain younger runners (dependent on ability) are able to take part too.  Cross Country is a great way to experience running competitively as well as to expose the kids to the sport before they join High School. There are qualifying standards to join our team. Please contact me if you would like to know more about those standards. Our season starts toward the end of summer and runs through October, with several of our runners going on to compete in the USATF Junior Olympics. At this time, we do not officially participate in track, although we do train our team to prepare them for running track on their middle school teams. Our Great Strides team trains year-round.

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