Registration for our upcoming cross country program is now open. All registrations will be done online via family id - https://www.familyid.com/waltham-track-club/2018-youth-cross-country-program
A preseason cross country program focusing on general conditioning and strength training will begin on August 12 and be offered Sunday through Thursday evenings at 6:00 thereafter and will flows directly in to our formal XC training, which begins immediately after Labor Day.
The fall cross country program is open to boys and girls, ages 8-14. There are no tryouts or cuts. Practices are held Sunday through Thursday from late August through late November - participants choose which nights they want to attend, but are expected to come to at least two practices per week and encouraged to attend three sessions per week.
The program offers training and racing for distances of 1.1 to 2.4 miles on grass fields and wooded trails.
Boys and girls who are also on their middle schools' cross country team may train with those teams until the scholastic season concludes and then join our program on a regular basis (though they are welcome to practice and compete with WTC on days they do not do so with their schools' team). However, all middle school Club members are expected to attend our Club’s practices each Sunday during the season and are expected to compete in our Club’s two main regular season competitions – the Wayland Classic and the Boston Mayor’s Cup.
All sessions will be held at the J Lee Gould Track & Field Facility on Bacon Street,Waltham.
Our formal cross country program will begin immediately after Labor Day, with practices offered Sundays through Thursdays. Practices will initially be held at the J Lee Gould Track & Field Facility for the first few weeks, but may then move to various course locations based on specific training needs.
TENTATIVE XC RACE SCHEDULE
Sunday, Sept 9- GBTC XC Festival at Elm Bank, in Wellesley
Sunday, Sept. 23 - Waltham XC Invit at The Cove in Auburndale ???
Sunday, Sept. 30 - Waltham XC Invit at The Cove in Auburndale ???
Sunday, Oct. 7 - Wayland XC Festival
Sunday, Oct. 21 - Mayor's Cup
Saturday, Nov. 3 - Middle School State Meet at Devens
Sunday, Nov. 11- NE Jr O Championships Mine Falls Park, Nashua, NH
Sunday, Nov. 18 - Region 1 Jr O Championships at Bowdoin Part, in Wappinger Falls, NY