Cross country is a sport that is played around the world. Cross country is ran at both high school and college levels. Cross country is ran by both men and women. In high school, atheletes run 3.1 miles. Cross country is a running sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses. It is both an individual and a team sport; runners are judged on individual times and teams by a points-scoring method. Cross country usually takes place during fall and winter, and can include weather conditions of rain, sleet, snow or hail, and a wide range of temperatures.