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Kids and coaches hold their feet up with HOKA shoes during the Trailblaze program

Denver Urban XC provides a safe space for kids from underserved communities in the Denver, Colorado area to pursue the sport of cross country. The program’s goal is to make the sport of distance running more equitable and inclusive.

“If you don’t see that representation in any situation or space, you be that representation. Because people like you are needed in those spaces.” Julieta (Denver Urban XC athlete and CO State Qualifier)

Denver’s Urban XC program is helping to grow the sport and helping young runners to expand their horizons. When they first entered high school, Julieta and Paola Ochoa had never heard of cross country. Now, they are grateful for the community and beautiful places running has taken them.

Watch Julieta and Paola Ochoa’s Story

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