About Cross CountryCross Country is a sport that involves endurance, mental and physical toughness and a lot of heart. In Texas schools that are 6A/5A run 5K (3.25 miles) for boys varsity, girls varsity, and boys junior varsity. Girls junior varsity and boys freshman run 2 miles. For the schools that are 1A-4A the boys varsity run 5K and everyone else runs 2 miles. To begin a race everyone lines up and once the gun goes off the race starts. At that point its all about who can handle the endurance and who has the most guts!