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SKS CYO Running


The CYO Cross Country season runs from September to the end of October.  The team practices Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Willows, usually beginning the last week of August.  Practices start at 6:00 PM and end around 7:00 PM.  SKS competes against all the parishes/teams in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia each Sunday afternoon at the Belmont Plateau.  Children in grades 1-3 run a 2000 meter course.  The older children will run either 3000 or 4000 meters.  Last year there were almost 2,000 children registered in the whole Archdiocese, making the Philadelphia CYO Cross Country program one of the largest in the U.S.A. 


The coach of the Cross Country program is Joe Manion.  Joe has coached both Cross Country and Spring Track for a number of years.  Joe runs productive and efficient practices while creating a very positive and encouraging atmosphere for the participants.  The SKS Cross Country Program is an excellent opportunity for children to participate in CYO Athletics and develop their conditioning.  


Any questions, please contact:

Joe Manion - joe.manion1@gmail.com

Paul Evans - ad@sksparish.org

Ed King - fallsports@sksparish.org