SYSA Fall 2024 Cross Country

Cross Country Fall 2024

SYSA Cross Country is a fun, recreational fall program for all youth, grades K-5. The 2024 Cross Country six-week season will begin September 3, with the first competition on Saturday, September 14th.

There are 5 Saturday meets. Participants in K-5th grade will run a mile. Meets are located at different Spokane area parks. Runners who qualify are eligible to participate in the All-City Meet at the end of the season.

Registration Open

Season Dates

Sept 3rd – October 19th

Registration Deadline 

Register on or before August 22nd

Divisions & Fees

$100  Grades K-5


Begins September 3rd.
The coach determines the practice day, time, and location.

Mead team: Coach TBD
North team: Coach TBD
South team: Coach TBD
Valley team: Coach TBD

Meet Dates/Locations (tentatively scheduled as follows)

Sat. 9/14/2024 – Course Map  Holmberg Park
Sat. 9/21/2024 – Course Map Audubon Park
Sat. 9/28/2024 – Course Map Mirabeau Park
Sat. 10/5/2024 – Course Map Comstock Park
Sat. 10/12/2024 – Course Map Sky Prairie Park

All City 10/19/2024 – Course Map Shadle Park High School

Race Day Times

9:00 am K-2 Girls
9:15 am K-2 Boys
9:30 am 3-4 Girls
9:45 am 3-4 Boys
10:00 am 5 Girls
10:15 am 5 Boys


SYSA shirt provided

Picture Day – September 28th

Individuals who wish to have their photos taken will meet the photographer at the Dwight Merkel Complex.
LINK (Not Open Yet) to Dorian Picture order form. Complete the form and submit payment to the photographer in an envelope.

DICK’s Sporting Goods Weekend: August 23-25

Link for Coupon Weekend COMING SOON

LINK for additional DICK’s coupons valid for 2024 purchases

Player Provides

Athletic attire appropriate for the weather, labeled water bottle, and athletic shoes.

Coaches Meeting



  • Volunteer Head Coach is needed before a team starts – All SYSA coaches are volunteers. Head Coaches need assistants – register as an assistant if you can help!
  • Volunteer Head Coaches receive 50% off their player’s registration. LINK for registration procedure, training curriculum, and a coach equipment kit. The Head Coach will receive a 50% refund after the program deadline registration date and a team is confirmed.
  • Coaches contact registered players after the Coach Meeting, please be patient while waiting for this contact.
  • Online Registrations are confirmed by email; if the information is omitted notify SYSA via reply email.
  • Once assigned to a team, the coach picks the practice field, days, and times. (Click for Field Locations).

COACH REGISTRATION – How to register (3 steps)

  • Coach Registration: Log in to the Blue Sombrero account HERE.
    Click on the volunteer tab, view divisions, and complete registration.
  • Background Check: All coaches must complete a SYSA background check annually. If you need one, SYSA will contact you.
  • Abuse Prevention Video: All coaches are required to watch an Abuse Prevention Video. SYSA will contact you with a link for the video. Once the video is complete, the coach can be assigned to a team.

ALERT- for better communications, please add,, and as contacts in your phone/email.  There have been several issues with coaches and parents not receiving team information due to emails going to spam, junk, and trash.


Register Today!