CLAREMONT RUNNING TEAM
The Competitive Edge
Notices (See more notices at the bottom of this page)
Practice is CANCELLED for Thursday May 19, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
Practices will resume Monday. REGULAR PRACTICES ARE HELD AT El Roble Track (primary location, 665 N. Mountain Ave.), Padua Park, Griffith Park, or other authorized Claremont locations. Practices are Monday through Thursday, 5 pm to 6 pm. Times and locations will adjust based on changes in daylight, heat, and facility availability.
For first-time members, or returning members whose membership has expired, Registering for Track Season 2022 has two steps:
STEP 1. New Members Press JOIN THE TEAM NOW and completed required information, indicate acceptance of waivers and other policies, and make payment for 2021-2022 Annual Membership. Returning Members, go to your PROFILE, update your Runner's information and make payment for 2021-2022 Annual Membership. Returning members be sure to update all prior profile information, including grade level, age, health insurance, acceptance of waivers and policies, and contact information. The Annual Youth Membership cost is $48.00 and expires August 31. Annual Membership covers fixed costs such as USATF individual memberships and team t-shirts. It cannot be prorated.
STEP 2. After becoming a Youth Member, Register for Spring 2022 Track Season Practices. Track Season practices cost $64.00. Entry Fees and Registration for any USATF races Runners choose to enter are Registered for separately, and are additional. They are charged to Runners at CRT's cost. Most USATF race entry fees are minimal, often under $10. Race uniforms, are not included.
New members, or runners interested in trying out a practice, please sign the following CRT Disclaimer Assumption of Risk and Disclaimer for Youth.pdf and bring it to a practice.
Claremont Running Team welcomes new Youth Runners, 1st grade to 8th grade; Student Volunteers ages 14 - 18; and Parent Volunteers. To join the CRT click "Join the Team".
Claremont Running Team (CRT) is a California, tax exempt, 501(3)(c) non-profit organization for youth, dedicated to instilling a life-long love of running and fostering youth sports competition as individuals and as a team. Claremont Running Team is an active USATF Youth Club, (#33-0766, USA Track and Field) the National Governing Body for Track & Field, Race Walking & Long Distance. We are a member of the Claremont Youth Sports Committee. CRT specializes in distances from 400 meters to 5,000 meters. If you are interested in other distances for events, please contact us. Field events are not currently offered.
Team Membership is open to all boys and girls, 1st grade through 8th grade (or ages 7 - 14), and to parents as volunteers. The Directors, Officers, and Coaches are all non-compensated volunteers. Practices, are scheduled for one-hour (or more for older/advanced runners), on up to four days a week, at parks, tracks, trails, or other locations where running is fun. Practices are designed by certified coaches, emphasize fun and improved fitness, yet provide a pathway for more serious runners to reach their goals as they mature. CRT is open to all, is an independent nonprofit organization, and is not a part of any school or district running practice.
How to Get Youth Runners Started:
(1) Join the Team. Click HERE, or on the yellow button above, press "JOIN THE TEAM" in the top menu. A full year's Annual Team Membership begins September 1 and ends August 31. However, join anytime during the year.
(2) Complete the online Annual Team Membership application. Pay the Annual Team Membership dues of $48.
(3) As part of the Annual Team Membership Application, Parent's/Guardian's of Youth Runners and Student Volunteers must confirm that their minor is covered by medical insurance.
(4) Register and pay for the desired Practices & Events. Registrations in Practices and/or Events require payment in addition to the Annual Team Membership dues.
(5) Fill-out and email or bring to practice a signed Disclaimer, Assumption of Risk, and Waiver.
(6) Pay Team Membership Annual Dues plus the Registration charges for your chosen Practices & Events.
To participate in Practices and other Events, is a two step process.
Step 1: Youth Runners must be an Annual Member. The cost of Annual Membership (September 1 - August 31) is paid only once per year. Included as part of the Youth Annual Team Membership and Registration in Practices are USATF membership, and a team t-shirt.
Step 2: Youth Runners register for Cross Country Season, Track Season or other events they choose. Cross Country season and Track season are registered for separately and are paid for separately. Every effort is made to keep all your costs to the minimum in order to make CRT available to the greatest number of Youth. Based on regular attendance, the average daily cost for Youth to participate in practices is about $1.
Practices, Races, & Events are intended to be developmental and enjoyable. Coaching is based on encouragement. Depending on age and interest, competition distances typically range from 400 meters to 5K's.
CRT believes that there are many meanings to being a "champion," and that success takes varied forms. The myriad benefits of running apply to all, not only to competitive runners but also to those who want to be "champions of life." CRT believes that young children benefit from a gradual introduction into competitive running. Likewise, a runner's genuine desire to "win," or to be the best he/she can be, will be self-determined. As children mature, the enjoyment of competition is best achieved when secondary to self-confidence and the love of running.
A free one-practice trial is available for Guests. Guests are required to sign a Disclaimer, Assumption of Risk, and Waiver.
Parent Volunteers: CRT is our team for the benefit of children in the local community. Please joint the team as a Parent Volunteer. Volunteering an hour a week, or volunteer overlapping your child's running time, makes a tremendous difference!
Upcoming Practices and Events
Important Notices & Reminders
TRACK SEASON WILL BE STARTING SOON. NEW RUNNERS MAY JOIN AT ANY TIME DURING THE SEASON. ATTEND THE PRACTICES TIMES THAT WORK FOR YOU. THE MORE OFTEN YOUR RUNNER ATTENDS PRACTICES, THE FASTER THEY IMPROVE.
If you are a guest or new to CRT, please bring your signed copy of the Disclaimer, Assumption of Risk, and Waiver form.
FOR EQUIPMENT, SEE ABOUT EQUIPMENT RUNNERS NEED.
WE WILL BE MEETING AT EL ROBLE, PADUA PARK AND OTHER CLAREMONT LOCATIONS. IF CHILDREN ARE NOT COMFORTABLE STRETCHING ON THE GRASS, OR HAVE GRASS ALLERGIES, PLEASE BRING A YOGA MAT OR SIMILAR.
PARENTS MAY WANT TO BRING A CHAIR.