• Spring 2024 CROSS COUNTRY

    After a successful first-ever program in the fall of 2023, ORYA is excited to offer cross country again this fall! Led by head coaches John Demers and Cathy O’Brien, with support from many of you who can act as assistant coaches, our little runners will be introduced to the sport and basic techniques and approach to age-appropriate distances. While drop off and pick up will be at Tibbetts field, our coaches are lucky to have the large open space at Tibbetts field as well direct access to a network of trail systems in the Moharimet woods and Powder Major Forest at their finger tips.

    Both John & Cathy bring experience as world class runners. John is in 2 athletic hall of fames (Dover & UNH) and Cathy competed on the national and Olympic stage representing the United States in the 1988 and 1992 Olympic games.

    This program’s success will be dependent on receiving enough parent volunteer assistants to make it successful. Please let us know if you can help run along with our group and support your head coaches!

    Reg. Deadline | March 1

    +$30 Late Registration | March 2 Onward

    Saturdays | May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15

    Grades K&1 Coed | 9:15-10:00am

    Grades 2-4 Coed | 9:00-10:00am

    LOCATION | Tibbetts Field



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.