2017 CROSS COUNTRY REGISTRATION IS OPEN

OurCROSS COUNTRY PROGRAM will officially begin on Sunday, August 27, at 6:00 p.m. at the outdoor track at Leary Field.  Cross country involves training and racing of distances of 1.1 to 2.4 miles over grass fields and wooded trails and offers outstanding conditioning for all sports. 

Practices will be held at the outdoor track, Sunday through Thursday (Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays are the preferred practice days, but members choose which nights they can attend –  8-10 year olds are encouraged to attend on Sundays, Tuesdays or Thursday so that we can have all younger members training together, which will be more enjoyable and efficient for them).   

The main part of the Program runs from August 27 through October 22 – members will then have the opportunity to continue on through November with the Jr. Olympic level races if they choose.

Registrations for our XC Program are now open via familyid(early registration is strongly encouraged – there will be a pre-season conditioning schedule for those who are registered early – 11 year olds on up may start their pre-season next week) 

2017 INDOOR DEVELOPMENT MEET

The Waltham Track Club's Annual Indoor Youth Development Track and Field meet is scheduled for Sunday, February 5, at 2:00 p.m..  The meet will be held at the Kennedy Middle School Indoor track (655 Lexington Street in Waltham - drive to the back of the school building and enter through the gray metal doors that are located just to the left of the school's rear entrance glass doors).  Age groups are 8-10, 11-12, 13-14.  Events include 55, 200, 400, 800, mile, 800 race walk, LJ, HJ and shot put.  Participants may do one field event and up to two running events.

Entry forms can be found on the FORMS page of this web site.  There will be NO post entries or day of meet entries - ALL entries MUST be in by Sunday, January 29.  The meet will be limited to the first 250 entrants.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

Region 1 Junior Olympics Update

Region 1 Junior Olympics Update

We hope that everyone enjoyed the Region 1 Jr O experience this past weekend. As always with these events, there are many stories now to be told and remembered.  Race day is always chaotic, especially when our Club has so many competing in race after race – we never really have the opportunity to talk with everyone after their races, but we do hope all members walked away glad that they attended – cold & wet, but happy.

YOUTH CROSS COUNTRY PROGRAM

Our Youth XC Program officially starts this Sunday, August 28, at 6:00 p.m., at the outdoor track at Leary Field (19 Athletic Field Rd).  All members should report to the home stands, at the score board end of the facility.  Members should be dressed to practice, in proper running shoes.  All members should bring plenty of water – we will take frequent water breaks and mosquito spray is also a good idea.  Practices will end around 7:15-7:30.  Parents should plan pick ups for 7:15.

Members who are not able to start this Sunday should start whenever they are able – but sooner is better than later so that you do not fall too far behind.  If you are not able to start this week, then you should try to get in some easy 8-10 minute runs on your own.

Practices for ALL members, ALL ages, will now continue every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00.  There will be some sessions that we will move to the Waltham HS XC course or to the Cove in Auburndale – we will notify you in advance when those sessions are scheduled.

We will also be handing out uniforms and t-shirts this Sunday, to those members who do not already have one.

Members who want other team apparel should order such through our team store at    http://triconsports.tuosystems.com/stores/wtc    The team store will remain open through the end of next week.

Our first two competitions will be the GBTC XC Festival at Elm Bank Park in Wellesley on Sept. 11 and the CVS Youth Races in Providence on Sept. 18.  Members have until September 4 to sign up for either or both of these events using these links:   GBTC  http://www.familyid.com/waltham-track-club/2016-gbtc-developmental-meet-registration    CVS http://www.familyid.com/waltham-track-club/2016-cvs-youth-race-registration