2020 Race Cats Elite Fall Cross Country

2020 Tentative Meet Schedule
September 17th - Park City Invitational (Tentative)
September 24th (1.5 miles) - Timpview/Road Runner Invite @ Kiwanis Park, Provo
October 14th (2k) - Race Cats 2k race @ 6:45 @ Bluffdale City Main Park, 2400 W 14400 S, Riverton
October 21st (3k) - Race Cats 3k race @ 6:15 @ Nicholls Park, 1105 Nicholls Rd, Fruit Heights
October 31st (4k) @ 12:15 - Race Cats Championship Meet @ Art Dye Park, 1000 N. 550 E St, American Fork
November 14th - State Championship (Location TBD)
December 12th - USATF Junior Olympics National Championship @ Louisville, KY

What is Race Cats Elite?

The Race Cats Elite Running Program is for self-driven kids who are looking for more running and increased structure. The focus will be on proper technique, training plans and racing strategies. The Elite season extends into December when those kids who qualify for Nationals are able to compete.   Elite participants will compete in a racing circuit consisting of  2k, 3k, and 4k races!

Who is it for?

  • 8-15 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.

USATF Association Meet Fee: $10

USATF Nationals Meet Fee: $20

Race Cats Elite members who would like to join us at the Junior Olympic Nationals on Dec. 12th in Lexington, KY are responsible for their own travel arrangements.

Registration Details

Option #1 - FULL SEASON

Registration Fee Includes:

  • Twice/week practices from September 8th -December 12, 2020.
  • DRAPER ELITE GROUP: Mon/Wed 4:30-5:45pm Mondays @ Draper City Park, Wednesdays @ Wheaton Farm Park. *Trail runs every other Friday all season long.
  • HERRIMAN ELITE GROUP: Tue/Thurs 4:30-5:45pm Tuesdays @ Daybreak Elementary, Thursdays @ Daybreak Lake (southwest corner)
  • DAVIS ELITE GROUP: Mon/Wed 4:30-5:30pm at Kaysville Jr. High PLUS trail runs 2X/month MORE INFO HERE
  • MIDWAY/HEBER ELITE GROUP: Tue/Thur 4:00-5:00pm at Valais Park PLUS trail runs 2X/month MORE INFO HERE
  • Race Cats Elite T-Shirt
  • Free entry into 2 or 3 Race Cats hosted  races. (normally $10/meet)
  • $10 Discount for Race Cats members who also do the Elementary program.
  • Full season training schedule with daily mileage suggestions for kids who want more guidance.
  • Practice attendance is not mandatory, but strongly encouraged. The more your child attends practice, the more they will improve
  • *Elite team members will need to purchase their own 20 USATF membership in order to run at the USATF State Meet and Nationals Meet.  Participants will be responsible for their own meet fees of $10-$20 for the USATF meets.

Option #2 - MID-SEASON Additions:

Runners who place in the top 10 for their age/gender classification in middle school, city recreation, or Race Cats races are invited to join our Race Cats Elite team for the second half of our Elite season; Oct. 21st-mid December, 2020.

Registration for mid-season add-ins will close on Oct. 24, 2020 in order to be included on our roster for the USATF State meet (waiting on a date).

The top 15 individual finishers and the 1st place team in each gender and age division at State  will qualify to compete at the USATF JO Nationals (if allowed by COVID). Competing at Nationals is not REQUIRED of Race Cats Elite team members, but encouraged.  Nationals is scheduled for December 12 in Lexington, KY.

Mid-Season Registration includes:

  • Two or three practices/week  from October 21-December, 12 2020.
  • Race Cats Elite T-shirt
  • Free entry into remaining Race Cats hosted  races. (normally $10/meet)
  • $10 Discount for Race Cats members who also do the Elementary program.
  • Full season training schedule with daily mileage suggestions for kids who want more guidance.
  • Practice attendance is not mandatory, but strongly encouraged. The more your child attends practice, the more they will improve!
  • *Elite team members will need to purchase their own $20 USATF membership in order to run at the USATF State Meet and Nationals Meet.  Participants will be responsible for their own meet fees of $10-$20 for the USATF meets.
  • Refund Policy: In the event that we have to cancel the season before it begins, we will be issuing full refunds (minus a $15 non-refundable credit card fee). In the event the season is cancelled before our first race, we will issue a 50% refund. If the season is cancelled after we begin to race we will be unable to issue refunds.
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Clothing

A Race Cats Elite t-shirt is included in the cost of registration. If you would like to purchase additional clothing for your child, please order through the team stores below by September 27, 2020.

*Since our Midway Elite team is relatively small, they will be joining the Draper group and wearing blue in the meets. Our Herriman Elite will be in maroon and Davis Elite will be in black. Please see the respective team stores for those colors.

Draper/Midway Elite Team Store
Herriman Elite Team Store
Davis Elite Team Store