2017 Race Cats Elite

What is Race Cats Elite?

The Race Cats Elite program is designed to be additional to your child's participation in the Race Cats elementary school program, middle school cross country team, city rec. program, or any other sport.

Practices will begin with 1X/week workouts from Aug. 18-Sept. 23, 2017, 2X/week from Sept. 23-Nov. 4th, and 3X/week from Nov. 4-Dec 9, 2017.

The USATF-Youth race distances are as follows:

  • 8 and Under (born in 2009 or later) race a 2K (1.24 mile)
  • 9-12 years old (born in 2008-05) race a 3K (1.86 mile)
  • 13-14 years old (born in 2004-03) race a 4K (2.46mile)

Who is it for?

  • 7-14 year old runners who consistently place in the top 10 for their gender and age division at city rec. meets or middle school meets and who want a little more volume in their training and opportunities for racing.
  • Kids who have the goal of racing at the USATF State Meet and qualifying for USATF Junior Olympic Nationals.
  • Middle school cross country runners who want an additional training day during their season and want to continue training after their season ends.
  • Kids who play another sport but also love to run and want to compete at the highest level.

Additional costs to be aware of

USATF Youth Membership Required: $20/yr. If you already purchased one in Nov. 2016, it is still good for 2017!

Please Note* If you don't already have a USATF membership, get two years of USATF membership for the price of one. Wait until after November 1, 2017 to purchase your child's USATF membership and it will be good for the remainder of 2017 and also 2018.

Race Cats Elite members who would like to join us at the Junior Olympic Nationals on Dec. 9th in Tallahassee are responsible for their own travel arrangements.

I am following flight prices and will email the group when I make my own arrangements so that we can follow a similar itinerary and have plenty of "team time" on our trip.

Registration Details

Option #1 - FULL SEASON

$200 Includes:

  • Saturday 10am practices from Aug. 19-Dec. 9th (some weeks will need to be changed to Friday at 4pm due to schedule conflicts)
  • Tuesday 4:15-5:30pm practices from Sept. 26-Oct. 24th (No practice on Halloween)
  • Tuesday, Thursday AND Saturday practices from Nov. 7-Dec. 9: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 4:15 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.
  • Race Cats Elite racing singlet and shorts
  • Race Cats Elite jacket
  • Free entry into ALL THREE Race Cats-Draper Meets on Oct. 17, 23, and 30th AND the Race Cats Championship on Nov. 4th, 2017. (normally $6/meet)
  • Free entry into the USATF State Meet on Nov. 11, 2017 in Provo (normally $10)
  • Free entry fee for USATF Jr. Olympic Nationals on Dec. 9, 2017 in Tallahassee, FL (normally $20)
  • $10 Discount for Race Cats members who also do the Elementary program.
  • Practice attendance is not mandatory, but strongly encouraged. The more your child attends practice, the more they will improve!

Option #2 - Mid-Season Additions:

Runners who consistently place in the top 10 for their age/gender classification in middle school, city recreation, or Race Cats Series races are invited to join our Race Cats Elite team for practices after their current training program ends, through December 9th.

Race Cats Elite will compete at the USATF State meet on Nov. 11th at Cottonwood Complex in SLC and at the USATF Junior Olympic National Championships on Dec. 9th in Tallahassee, FL (Competing in Nationals is not REQUIRED of Race Cats Elite team members, but strongly encouraged).

$100 includes:

  • Race Cats Elite Tue/Sat practices from whenever their season ends in October through Nov. 4th 2017 (then we move to practices 3X/Week)
  • Race Cats Elite Tue/Thur/Sat practices from Nov. 7-Dec 9., 2017
  • Race Cats Elite T-shirt
  • Free entry into the USATF State Meet on Nov. 11, 2017 in SLC (normally $10)
  • Free entry fee for USATF Jr. Olympic Nationals on Dec. 9, 2017 in Tallahassee, FL (normally $20)

Practice Schedule

Practice locations vary between Draper City Park and Corner Canyon trails.

From Aug 19-Nov 11: Practices will be held either Friday at 4:30pm OR Saturday at 10:00am.

From Nov 11-Dec 9 Practices will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30pm and Saturdays at 10:00am

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