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Catholic Charities Corporation Administrative Offices:

7911 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102

(216) 334-2900

Find all CYO Cross Country information and documents for download.

The program concludes with the championships in October.

Boys and girls participate in separate leagues. Running distances at meets vary based on age group:

  • Grades 3 to 5 run 1.5 miles
  • Grades 6 to 8 run two miles

Sanctioned Events Tournaments

CYO Members, Parishes, Parish Organizations, Catholic high schools, or Catholic colleges are permitted to sponsor tournaments or competitions with the sanctioning of CYO. Sponsoring organizations submit a Sanctioned Event Application to at least [10] ten days before the Tournament or Competition begins. A fee of $60 must be sent to Diocese of Cleveland CYO, Sanctioned Event, 7911 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, 44102. Make checks payable to Catholic Charities. Click the Sanctioned Event Application link on the right to download the form.

When CYO approval is given, the event is officially listed on the CYO website Sanctioned Event section and advertising is permitted. Advertising is NOT permitted before the event is approved. Click Sanctioned Event List on the right to download the current CYO Sanctioned Events list.

Click the button below to download the 2021-2022 Sanctioned Event FAQ.

Download Sanctioned Event FAQ

Sanctioned Events Team List

Prior to the start of the sanctioned event, the sponsor needs to provide the list of participating teams (link on side bar) by coach or team #, and access to the tournament link with copy of the schedule to the CYO Athletic Office:

Sanctioned Events Completion Report

Please submit the Sanctioned Event Completion Report (link on the side bar), along with a completed copy of the results, no later than 10 days after the closing date of the event to the CYO Athletic Office: Penalty for noncompliance to any of these terms results in inability to sponsor events for one calendar year.

Noelia Speringo, CYO Membership & Communications Coordinator

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Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Part of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

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