Portland East

Runner2Runner teams are comprised of boys and girls, grades 1-5, offering progressive training for athletes of all abilities (great for first time runners!). We establish and build athleticism in a safe, supportive environment by certified, experienced running coaches. Athletes receive free performance tee (while supplies last). Track and field (spring) Cross country (fall)

Welcome to cross country!

Cross country is here!  

Runner2Runner cross country (XC) offers progressive training and competition in a safe, positive and supportive environment for teams made up of boys and girls. First time runner? No problem! We welcome all athletes, of all skill levels.

Practices are lead by experienced, qualified, and certified coaches. 

***Click here to see our current coaching staff***  

Our season begins the second week of September and runs through the end of October.  We practice twice a week, for an hour at a time. During our 8 week season, we offer XC training and workouts specifically designed for your young athlete, along with core strength, dynamic drills and post workout stretching. 

We also like to have fun during our season! We play a few games and offer a few special workouts we’ve created just for Runner2Runner teams. 

We look forward to seeing you this fall, for the best sport around!

Melissa Hill and Howard Lao

Cross Country (XC) - Portland East

Cross Country (XC) - Portland East

Location: Woodstock Park

Grades: 1st - 5th

Practices are on Monday & Wednesdays from 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Season from: 09/09 - 10/30

Season fee: $140 (with team shirt, while supplies last)

Coached by Howard Lao

  • D1 collegiate runner (#7 all time / 60 Hurdles) at the University of Washington. 
  • High School All American - 110 Hurdles & Oregon State Champion / Former State Meet Record Holder
  • Level I US Association of Track and Field coaching certification.
  • 4 years varsity high school coach for Portland Public Schools (Cleveland HS)
  • 5th year with the Runner2Runner program 
  • Freelance photographer, covering multiple World Championships - HowLaoPhotography
  • Outdoor school, Camp Angelos, Sports Camp of America ( in Japan) counselor throughout high school & college


If you have any questions about our programs please email Howard@Runner2Runner.com

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