Harriers XC – Tampa’s Youth Running Team

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The Harriers are a youth distance running team consisting of boys and girls ranging from 3rd to 8th grade, and are a registered AAU Club open to any children in the Tampa Bay area.

Girls Head Coach – Kayla Bratcher

Boys Head Coach – Steve Wilcox

The coaches are excited for the 2020 season!  Both Kayla and Steve were Division I runners in college and have extensive coaching backgrounds.  The Harriers are runners of all levels, from some of the fastest kids in the state to kids who are just beginning running.

XC season training begins in the summer and runs through the Middle School State Meet October 31.  The meets are usually early on Saturday mornings and we travel to 6 meets during the season.  Click to see the 2020 Race Schedule.  Races are typically 2-3 km (1-2 miles).

XC practices are Tuesdays 6:15pmThursdays 6:15pm and Saturdays 7:30am. 

Practice locations are emailed by the club director each week.  We run 3 to 6 miles during practices, depending on experience.

We train to the child’s ability, and encourage a positive but challenging environment.

Dues are $150 for XC season, plus the cost of the uniform ($50). $100 for extra siblings.  Fees cover meet entries.

*Many younger siblings are a part of the Harriers and most meets have an elementary race in addition to the middle school race that they can participate in.  We also have some 3rd and 4th graders who are able to keep up with the older kids and run in the middle school races.  We have a great group of parents who help out with the coaching and the workouts to make this possible.

Have questions?  Email us at harriersxc@gmail.com