Cross Country

2024 tentative meet dates


MEET #1:  Tuesday October 1

MEET #2:  Tuesday October 8

MEET #3:  Tuesday October 15

MEET #4:  Tuesday October 22

MEET #5:  Tuesday October 29



FIYA is open to ALL elementary and middle schools for participation. NO High School students are allowed to compete in FIYA. We divide the competition for our meets based on grade levels as follows…


Division 1 = 8th Grade & Below and runs a 2 mile course;

Division 2 = 6th Grade & Below and runs a 1.5 mile course;

Division 3 = 4th Grade & Below and runs a 1 mile course.

NOTE: A student-athlete can compete as part of the school team or individually if there are not enough student athletes at your school interested in competing. Students are also allowed to run in older divisions, but are prohibited from running in lower divisions than their age group.


registration & fees


Registration for FIYA Cross Country meets are handled via If your school has NOT participated in FIYA Cross Country or Track & Field in the past, you will need to first create a free team account at  Once you create your account, you can then register for any of the FIYA Cross Country Meets offered this season. This is also the same procedure for FIYA Track & Field. Please click the button below for instructions on creating a free team account and registering your student-athletes for FIYA meets. Be sure to create your team's account at least one week before the registration deadline to ensure your account is ready on time.


The fee to participate is $20 per athlete per event. The deadline to register is 8 PM the Monday prior to each meet. Payment is due at the conclusion of the Cross Country season and can be made via or by mailing a check.



Below is a typical schedule for FIYA XC Meets. Meets start with a brief 4 PM Coaches meeting. Following the coaches meeting, we run six (6) separate races in order as follows at the approximate times:


4:25 PM - Division 3 Boys race

4:30 PM - Division 3 Girls race

4:55 PM - Division 2 Boys race

5:00 PM - Division 2 Girls race

5:30 PM - Division 1 Boys race

5:35 PM - Division 1 Girls race


Throughout the XC season, don't forget to share posts about your students and teams participating in FIYA using the hashtags #fiyathletics, #fiyaxc and tagging us @fiyathletics on social media! By doing so, you'll earn a chance for your school to be featured on the FIYA accounts while also engaging with the entire FIYA community online.