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2020 SEASON GENERAL INFO

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FIYA VIRTUAL XC SEASON IS CURRENTLY LIVE! To learn more about FIYA, click here. If you are new to FIYA, it is especially important to take the time to review the information herein before you start competing in our cross country events.


Due to the current restrictions in place in Los Angeles County, FIYA’s 2020 Fall Cross Country season is completely virtual!  Our virtual cross country program is FIYA’ized which means runners have to actually run the course we have laid out but they do it on their own, at anytime during the open competition period. We’ve carefully measured out and designed 10 unique courses at various parks and recreation areas throughout Los Angeles County.  This is a great way for your school community to gather safely outdoors at beautiful locations on your own schedule, enjoy each other’s company and compete against other schools’ cross country runners through FIYA’s virtual cross country meets.


Registration for all FIYA Virtual XC Meets must be done through our Athletic.net page which can be found here. Also for your reference click here to visit our YouTube page where you fill find video instructions on how to register plus videos of all of the course locations.

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FIYA Girls and Boys Cross Country is a Fall season tournament event that typically includes (6) invitational meets. This season, we’ve designed (10) VIRTUAL courses so our students can still participate and compete in a physically active sport and is COVID-19 safe. All FIYA Virtual Meets require that the athletes physically run AT the designated course on your own and at anytime during the open competition period using athletic.net and the athletic.net app. Continue reading for more important info on our Virtual XC program including age divisions, important season dates and times, meet locations and courses, and instructions on how to participate.

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To read and download the full FIYA Virtual XC Program & Rules Document

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To read and download our Athletic App Registration & Competition Instructions

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To visit FIYA’s athletic.net page or to create a team account

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To download the athletic app and create your runner’s account

XC AGE DIVISIONS & COURSES

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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 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.

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Virtual XC Registration Deadline

Cross country registration for our 2020 Virtual Meets will OPEN on THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10th on FIYA’s athletic.net page

All meet registrations will CLOSE on FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6TH.

2020 VIRTUAL XC COMPETITION PERIOD

The first day an athlete can compete at any virtual meet is MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14th. 

The last day an athlete can compete at any virtual meet is SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22ND.  Any submissions outside the open competition period will not be certified.

Virtual XC Costs

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For all of our virtual meets, the cost will be $10 per athlete per school per meet.  (There is NO member or non-member costs for virtual meets).

If a runner participates in at least SIX (6) virtual meets, he/she will receive a commemorative 2020 FIYA Virtual XC T Shirt.  If a runner participates in all ten (10) virtual meets, he/she will also receive a commemorative 2020 FIYA Virtual XC Medal.

Upon conclusion of the cross country season, FIYA will issue one invoice per school covering all meets that your school athletes participated.  Payment should be made after receipt of the invoice.

How To Register & Compete

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Cross country registration for our 2020 Virtual Meets will OPEN on THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH on FIYA’s athletic.net page.  All meets will CLOSE on DAY NOVEMBER 8TH.

If your school has not participated in FIYA Cross Country in the last two years, you will likely need to first create a free account at athletic.net.  See instructions below on how to create a free account.  Once you create your account, you can then register for any of the FIYA Cross Country Meets. If you’re unfamiliar with our registration process through athletic.net please see instructions below on how to register. 

DOWNLOAD ATHLETIC APP AFTER REGISTRATION:

For virtual meets, there are TWO IMPORTANT STEPS after you have registered your runners for a virtual meet on Athletic.net:

STEP 1 – Every cross country coach must download Athletic App to his or her mobile phone.

STEP 2 – Every runner must download Athletic App as well.

Please click here to print out and read the detailed Athletic APP instructions.  Again, all FIYA Virtual Meets require that the athletes actually run AT the designated course on your own at anytime during the open competition period.  Using Athletic APP provides the proof that athletes complied with this requirement.

USING ATHLETIC APP AT EACH VIRTUAL CROSS COUNTRY MEET:

Each athlete that runs a FIYA virtual cross country meet needs to use Athletic App.  We have provided detailed instructions on how a runner can record their run and submit his/her results.  In addition, Athletic App has other useful features for coaches and team members.  Click here to print out and read the detailed Athletic APP instructions.

Virtual Meet Locations & Courses

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For the 2020 virtual season, we’ve carefully measured and designed (10) “meets” at various parks and recreation areas throughout Los Angeles County. All 10 locations are listed below along with the address/ map to get there, our course maps/ distances for that location, and our course video to get a better visual of the course and park location before you arrive.

Videos of all (10) courses can be found on our YouTube page here.

Columbia Park (“Columbia”)

Columbia Course Map

Columbia Park (“Columbia”)

Columbia Park (“Columbia”)

FIYA XC BY THE NUMBERS

In the 2019 Season, we served 27 Teams Representing 27 Schools Across 6 Meets With Over 600 Student-Athletes

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