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GrassRoots Athletics Reborn

A look back at the origin of GrassRoots Athletics in 1998. Motivated by the desire to make a difference in a small town in northern California, GrassRoots Athletics was born. Initially a post-collegiate endeavor to help athletes bridge the gap to the national and international level from college competition, the vision was short-lived. In its short tenure GrassRoots Athletics took second at the PAUSATF 10k Road Racing Championships to the Reebok Aggies as well as performing well at many other open/college cross country invitationals. Read article

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Cross country dates back to the turn of the 20th century as an Olympic Sport when it was contested as a team and individual event at the 1904, 1912, 1920 and 1924 Summer Games. USATF conducts championship events at the Association, Regional, and National levels athletes of all ages (youth, open, and masters) at a variety of distances.

GrassRoots Athletics Cross Country camp in Big Bear open to athletes ages 12 and older (USATF Memebrship required).

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