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Cross Country is a unique sport. A sport without half-time, without time outs, and everyone on the team competes. Cross Country is a running sport that takes place outside in the fall of the year varying terrains. What makes Cross Country different to any other running competition is the course. Courses could consist of open terrain, grass, mud, sand, and even vary in hills.
Cross Country lends itself to team as well as individual sport competition. In the team format, points are rewarded for the position achieved by each member in the overall race. Scoring is different than any other sport; the less points each team has is better.
Cross Country races require a mass start for all race competitors which leads directly to a narrow terrain. Each team is allotted an equal amount of space along the starting line. Usually the top eight runners compete at Varsity level and the remaining of the team compete at Junior Varsity. Boys run a 5K race and girls run a 4K or a 5K race.