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.


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    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    CVS  




The Annual PBR 5K race - is a RAW SERIES event scheduled for Saturday, September 10 at 2:00.  The event provides a challenging, scenic 5K race through the trails at Prospect Hill on Totten Pond Road in Waltham.

Our Club provides volunteers the day of the meet to assist with set up, with registration and with course martials to guide runners through the course.  Volunteers are needed from 1:00-3:00.  If interested in being a volunteer, send us a message via this web site.  For info about the race or to enter the event, go

Proceeds from this event go to support our Club and the Raw Series


Our high school Fall Conditioning Program has begun.  Registration form can be printed from our Forms page on this web site.

Sessions are held every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 at the J Lee Gould Outdoor track at Leary Field, Bacon St., in Waltham.  General conditioning, flexibility, strength training with Olympic weights, speed training and athletic agility will all be included in the program.  The Program runs through the start of the winter indoor track season.


Registrations for our fall Cross Country Program are being accepted via our Familyid link at

Pre-season XC practices for all 13-14 year old members has already started and will be held every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday through August 28.  Practices for all ages will begin on August 28 and continue every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday thereafter through December.  All sessions are held at the J Lee Gould Outdoor Track at Leary Field, on Bacon St., in Waltham. 

Our first race will be the GBTC Youth Race at Elm Bank Reservation in Wellesley on September 11.  Members should use our Familyid sign up link if they plan to participate in this event- there is a $10 entry fee

Our second competition will be the CVS Youth Races in Providence on September 18.  This is a tremendously fun event - all participants receive a t-shirt, race medal and goody bag.  There is no entry fee if members registered through the Club in advance.  We strongly encourage members to participate.  Sign up using our Familyid link at:   

DISCOUNT RUNNING SHOES - Boston Running Shoe Co. currently has kids’ running shoes on sale (online only) for $29.98 – see link below – be sure to check all 3 pages of online shoes by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking on the arrow for the next page.