The ORYA Track & Field program is designed to introduce participants to multiple components of the sport from conditioning to form running to participating in age-appropriate track events. With a strong emphasis on participation over competition, the program aims to teach kids that running can be fun! Kids of all age, skill and fitness levels can feel comfortable joining this program as we will focus on individual improvement and setting individual goals. Our true aim is to lay the framework for fostering a life-long love affair with exercise and physical activity.


ORYA Track is back for the spring season! This is a laid back program and a great one for those already doing other things. Participants will be introduced to a range of age-appropriate distance events and techniques related to each. All will be challenged to continually set new personal achievements rather than always base success on comparisons to others.

  • Grades 1 – 4

    We will be introducing the fundamentals of running events and field events in a fun environment. Emphasis will be given to proper running form and concepts of conditioning. We will also encourage participants to display good sportsmanship, and to have fun!

    Full Program Description

    REG DEADLINE | Apr 19

    TRY-IT-OUT DAY | Apr 14

    DATES | Apr 28 – June 9

    DAYS | Sundays

    TIME | Mornings; TBA

    LOCATION | UNH or ORHS Track


The Oyster River Youth Association provides inclusive, fair, diverse and developmentally appropriate recreational programs to the youth of Durham, Lee and Madbury, NH. ORYA meets the changing needs of the children and families in our community for sports and recreational activities by acquiring and maintaining facilities, promoting volunteerism and seeking collaborative and strategic partnerships.