CLAREMONT RUNNING TEAM
The Competitive Edge
Notices (See more notices at the bottom of this page)
IMPORTANT NOTICE: PRACTICES ARE EXPECTED TO RESUME SOON!
This past week, Claremont youth sports organizations were informed that city authorities are meeting to discuss allowing youth sports to continue. There is no announcement yet, but there could be at anytime. We look forward to seeing you, and hope we all our runners return.
Once practices resume, we will be required to follow safety guidelines including social distancing covering runners and also parents/guardians. The specifics are TBD, but will require distancing runners for stretching, changing games to prevent touching of items used in common; and for parents to also keep their distances.
The USATF cancelled their track competition schedules, so we will resume with cross country.
Our apologies to everyone for this difficult time.
Because we missed most of the Spring Quarter (March, April, May), all runners who paid will be automatically registered in Summer quarter practices (June, July, August). If you would prefer a refund instead, please let me know. Even though we are a 100% volunteer non-profit, we still have had ongoing expenses, such as licenses, fees, website, government filings. This will be a financial hardship for CRT just as it has been on families.
Once we resume, regular Practices will be held Monday thru Thursday at Padua Park, 4270 Padua Ave. and at Griffith Park, 1800 Woodbend Drive, Claremont.
To become a new member, please press here: JOIN THE TEAM. Then sign up for Summer Quarter Practices. Registration will be open soon for Summer Qtr 2020, including June, July, and August. If your runners have interested friends, bring them along for a free trial. Registration for Summer Qtr practices, will be open soon under PRACTICES & RACES.
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, (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. Our Head Coach is a 5x Collegiate All-American and Olympic trials qualifier. He is unsurpassed in ability, racing excellence, qualifications, and coaching experience for distance running and endurance events.
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 and runs, as part of Quarterly Practices, are scheduled for one-hour, on up to four days a week, at parks, 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, such as quarterly 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 Quarterly Practices (and other Practices & Events), Youth Runners must Join the Team as an Annual Member, then Register for the desired Quarterly Practices. Each is paid separately, and both costs are low. 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
Important Notices & Reminders
QUARTERLY PRACTICES ARE ONGOING. if you are new and want your youth to join our practices, JOIN THE TEAM ($48) AND REGISTER FOR THE CURRENT QUARTER'S PRACTICES ($32). THE TOTAL = $80. NEW TEAM MEMBERSHIPS LAST THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2020. quarterly practices RESTART EVERY QUARTER.
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 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.