Manhattan Cross Country Kids' Club

The Manhattan Cross Country Club was formed in Fall, 2004 to encourage age-appropriate distance running for youth as a means to lifetime fitness and health. Read more...

ALSO SEE: 2021 Practice Schedule | Info for Parents | Online Signup

FINAL RESULTS: Body First School Fitness Challenge


The results below are now considered official after reviewing finish line video and adding those whose timing chips may have malfunctioned on the day of the event. The Body First School Fitness Challenge committee will be finalizing school earnings and will contact school officials soon.

Results -- all races (Click here)

List of finishers, by school

1/4 mile heats

1/2 mile heats

1 mile heats

BLOG: Chasing Excellence -- The Remarkable Life and Inspiring Vigilosophy of Coach Joe I. Vigil

In the book, Chasing Excellence, author Pat Melgares tells the story of Dr. Joe I. Vigil, who rose from poverty to become a towering figure in the running world, having coached 19 national championship teams, 425 All Americans and 22 Olympians, among other honors.

In this blog, we share many more stories about Vigil and his athletes, told by those who lived the experiences. This blog serves as bonus material for those who will read the book, which was released in July, 2020.

To order a copy of Chasing Excellence, go to The book sells for $19.95.