2018 Youth XC Announcements, Race Schedule and More


BTC Youth Athletes and Parents,

The Youth XC season is here!  The first practice will be Tuesday, September 11th at all 3 of our practice locations.  Practice will be @ 5:30-6:45 for Nike WHQ and NE Portland locations and @ 5:45-7:00 for the Sherwood group.   Summer goes fast, but we're excited to get the XC season going with all of our new and returning athletes.  Please see below for a full list of everything you need to know for the start of the season including practice maps, race schedule uniforms and more.  


If you haven't done so already and are interested in participating this year, please complete the 3 step online registration before the first day of practice.  Registration payment for this year should be done online this year so we don't have to collect anything at practice.  If you have not submitted payment, please see the online registration above.  Registration fees for the season is $100 per athlete or $200 maximum per family.  If the registration fee is a financial issue, please contact us about scholarships at youth@bowermantc.com.

What to bring to practice?

Its been a warm summer but the weather will get cooler soon.  Please get in the habit of bringing pants and long sleeve clothes for before and after practice.  There are drinking fountains at most of the practice locations, but it is also ok to bring your own water bottle.  Whatever is brought to practice, please label it with your name.

Parent Coaches

If any parents are interested in becoming involved as coaches throughout the season, please contact us at youth@bowermantc.com.  We also encourage parents to run on their own or with other parents while practice is going on.  Running is a great activity to enjoy as a family and it is always good to have more people out running looking out for our kids.

2018 Race Schedule

Below is the race schedule for the season.  On weekends where there are multiple races, please only plan to attend one of the races to avoid racing too much.  Multiple meets are offered to provide different opportunities for people with busy schedules.  Participation at the races is not required.  The only time participation is required is for the Junior Olympic part of the season where you must run each race if you want a chance to participate in the next race.  For meets where specific schedule information is available, you can click on the race to view the race schedule.  We will send out announcements sign-ups for all of the races about a week out from each race.  For all races before the Junior Olympic season, registration fees are included in XC sign-up.  For the Junior Olympic season we will collect race registration later in the season.  You can see more updates to the race schedule and race results throughout the season at Athletic.net.

9/21 – McMinnville Middle School Invite (Joe Dancer Park, McMinnville, OR)  
9/22 - 3 Course Challenge (Camp Rilea, Warrenton, OR)
9/29 – Nike Portland XC (Portland Meadows Raceway, Portland, OR)
10/6 – Bowmen Invite PIR (Portland International Raceway, Portland, OR)
10/11 - NW Middle School XC Showdown (Avery Park, Corvalis, OR)  
10/13 – Stumptown Series (Mary S Young State Park, West Linn, OR)
10/28 - PDXC State Middle School Championships (Western Oregon University Ash Creek Preserve, OR)
Junior Olympic Season
11/10 - Junior Olympic State (Corban University, Salem OR)
11/17 - Junior Olympic Regional (Yakima, WA)
12/8 - Junior Olympic Nationals (Reno, NV)


Singlets ($30) will be available for purchase the second week of practice.  Singlets are the same as last year, so if you already have one, you do not need to purchase a new one. 
Jackets ($40) will be available for optional purchase October 1.  

More details on purchase of both items will be sent out as announcements and announced by coaches at practice.

Practice Times and Locations

Nike Campus

Time: Tuesday/Thursday @ 5:30-6:45 before daylight savings, 5:00-6:15 after daylight savings
Location: This year will will start and finish at the Michael Johnson Track for both Tuesday and Thursday Practices.

Michael Johnson Track



NE Portland

Time: Tuesday/Thursday @ 5:30-6:45 before daylight savings, 5:00-6:15 after daylight savings
Location: Tuesdays @ Mt Tabor Park.  Thursdays @ Wilshire Park.

Mt Tabor Park


Wilshire Park



Time: Tuesday/Thursday @ 5:45-7:00 before daylight savings, 5:15-6:30 after daylight savings
Location: Tuesdays @ Edy Ridge School.  Thursdays @ Snyder Park.

Edy Ridge School


Snyder Park


Sunday Long Runs

In addition to our Tuesday/Thursday practices, we will also have optional Sunday runs @ 1:00 pm from the Leif Erikson gate entrance to Forest Park.  We recommend that if you are new to running, start out for at least a few weeks with the just the Tuesday/Thursday practices until you are comfortable with that.  Sunday runs are more dependent on parent participation as the Forest Park trail system is less confined than our during the week practice locations. Athletes are also encouraged to meet up with small groups of teammates over the weekends. 

Time: Sunday @ 1:00 pm
Location: Leif Erikson Gate (Forest Park)