CLAREMONT RUNNING TEAM

The Competitive Edge

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Happy New Year! 

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TRACK SEASON 2022 IS STARTING.  For new Runners, the track season will run from January 31 through June 30.  Start anytime.

For Runners continuing from Cross Country 2021, Practices are resuming soon.  Please check back in the coming days.   REGULAR PRACTICES ARE HELD AT PADUA PARK, GRIFFITH PARK, or EL ROBLE TRACK, Claremont.  Monday through Thursday.    Any changes will be posted here or communicated by email.  In the event of rain, practices will be cancelled.

To become a member for Track 2022, press JOIN THE TEAM NOW.  Update profile information, including grade level, age, health insurance, waivers, and contact information.  The cost for Track Season practices (new Runners) is $112.  This includes the cost of an annual youth membership in USATF and a team t-shirt.    The Track Season Cost for returning Cross Country runners with existing USATF membership is $64.   Entry Fees for USATF races that Runners choose to enter are additional, and are charged to Runners at CRT's cost.  Most races are a minimal charge, usually under $10.   Race uniforms are not included.  

Regular Practices throughout the spring (January 31 - June 30) will be held  Monday thru Thursday, either at Padua Park, 4270 Padua Ave.; or at Griffith Park, 1800 Woodbend Drive, Claremont.; or EL ROBLE MIDDLE SCHOOL track at 665 N. Mountain Ave.

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. 

Welcome!

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:  For Youth Who Love to Run! 

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.   

(4Register and pay for the desired Practices & Eventssuch as practices and races.  Registrations in Quarterly 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, Youth Runners must be an Annual Member.  Runners must register for Cross Country Season or Track Season.  Cross Country and Track are separate seasons and are paid separately.   The cost of Annual Membership (September 1 - August 31) is paid only once per year and is included in the cost of the Cross Country or Track Season.  If you have run Cross Country in the fall the cost of Track Season practices is reduced by $48 (Remaining cost = $64). Every effort is made to keep all your costs to the minimum and maximize your value, in order to make CRT available to the greatest number of Youth.  Included as part of the Youth Annual Team Membership and Registration in Quarterly Practices are USATF membership, a team t-shirt, and professional coaching.  Based on regular attendance, the average daily cost  for Youth to participate in Quarterly practices is about $1.  Registration charges cover the costs for the specified Quarterly Practices or Events.

Practices & Events are intended to be developmental and enjoyable.  Coaching is based on encouragement rather than pressure.  Depending on age and interest, competition distances typically range from 300 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

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Important Notices & Reminders

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TRACK SEASON WILL BE STARTING SOON.  NEW RUNNERS MAY JOIN AT ANY TIME DURING THE SEASON.
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.


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Claremont Running Team

It's Here!

Claremont Running Team is now active.  Join the team now!  Then, register for Cross Country or Track Season, or Races.


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