• Fall 2024 CROSS COUNTRY

    After a successful inaugural program in the fall of 2023, ORYA is thrilled to offer cross country again this fall! Led by head coaches John Demers and Cathy O’Brien, with support from many of you as assistant coaches, our young runners will continue to be introduced to the sport, learning basic techniques and approaches to age-appropriate distances. Drop-off and pick-up will be at Tibbetts Field, where our coaches have the advantage of a large open space and direct access to a network of trails in the Moharimet Woods and Powder Major Forest.

    Both John and Cathy bring exceptional experience as world-class runners. John is inducted into two athletic halls of fame (Dover and UNH), and Cathy represented 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 | September 1

    +$30 Late Registration | September 2 Onward

    Sunday| September 8, 115, 22, 29, October 6, 13

    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.