2022 Race Cats Competition Fall Cross Country

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2022 Tentative Meet Schedule

 

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?

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  • 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 cost 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 are responsible for their own travel arrangements.

Registration Details

Option #1 - FULL SEASON

Registration Fee Includes:

  • Twice/week practices from September -mid December 2021.
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  • Free entry into  3 Race Cats hosted  races. (normally $10/meet)
  • 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
  • *Competition team members will need to purchase their own  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 Competition team for the second half of our Elite season; mid October-mid December, 2021.

Registration for mid-season add-ins will close on Oct. 24, 2021 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 mid October - mid December 2021.
  • Race Cats Competition Singlet
  • 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!
  • *Competition 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: Refund will be issued (minus a $20 processing fee)through September 15th.  After September 15th, no refunds will be given. 
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