West Seattle Road Runners is a USATF-sanctioned club established in 2017 based in Seattle, Washington. The team is focused on developing young runners into more experienced athletes while enjoying teamwork and establishing a lifelong love for running.


Cross-country is a running sport where teams and individuals compete on natural terrain. Training requires several components such as speed, hills and distance. The cross-country season runs from September-December. Running is often considered an individual sport, but cross-country is scored as a team sport with individual performances contributing to a team score.


Runners compete at different distances within age groups based on their age on December 31st of the current year: 5-6 year olds (800m), 7-8 year olds (2000m), 9-10 & 11-12 year olds (3000m), and 13-14 year olds (4000m). This incremental increase in race distances prepares a developing athlete to race the traditional 5000m (3.1 miles) high school cross-country distance.


Practices are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:25-7:00 pm. We practice on the trails at Lincoln Park starting in early September. Late in the season when we start losing daylight earlier we will move to a local track where we have stadium lights for our remaining practices.


All races are held on Saturdays, and on non-race weeks we use Fridays and weekends as a third training day at the responsibility of the athlete and their family.


A typical season consists of 5 to 6 regular season races, mostly local, leading up to the USATF Junior Olympic Association, Regional and National Championship races. Locations of the Junior Olympic races vary each season.


Cross Country Parent Review

"We love being a part of West Seattle Road Runners!  Running is such a great activity for our kids as it sets a great baseline of fitness for anything else they want to do.  More so, they learn so much about discipline, resilience, hard work, and teamwork from the great group of coaches.  But most of all for us, it is the community of people that make up WSRR.  Nothing has made us feel more at home in West Seattle than being a part of this team!

-Paul and Marcia Corner


West Seattle

Seattle, Washington


USA Track & Field (USATF)


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