Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
September 5, 2016
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Dear Storm Family,

Good Morning, today is Tuesday, and I am sorry I was supposed to set this up to email you all yesterday morning, but the weekend got away from me, and I didn't get it done. 

We have a meet on Saturday at El Cariso park, this is a preseason meet. It does not go into the rankings for the season. Everyone is welcome to come out and race, there are more details below.


On our website be sure to look at the Cross Country 2016 page and scroll down the page, there is a schedule of our events and the results will be posted on that page. 

All of the information about this years cross country program will be listed on that page. 

In most cases the name of the meet is a link to the address of that meet and there should be directions to the meet there, I have also put up a map at the top of the meet and it uses the googlemap maps, so from your phone you should be able to click on one of the markers and select the correct location and get directions (including gps directions via your phone) directly to the site. 
What to expect at a cross country meet. 

We like everyone to arrive around 7:45 to pick up tags at our meets, if you have older children you can get there a bit later. However one of the first things we do is a walk-thru. A Walk-Thur allows the kids to see what the course looks like before they run, it gives them an idea of what to expect, they can also plan where to make surges and how to navigate the course. at most sites this is done at 8:15 am, so its best to be there ready, once they leave for the walk-thru, there won't be anyone to take your child on it if they are late.  
Cross Country Sign Ups
At this time sign ups for the 2016 cross country program are closed. 

Track & Field is a spring sport, we will begin sign ups for that program in October. 

Please be sure to join our email newsletter to be informed of when we start our sign ups. 
Practice Schedule
Monday Sept 5 - West Creek Park - 6:00 pm - Meet at the Picnic Tables

Tuesday Sept 6 - College of the Canyons - 6:00 pm -
Just past baseball fields near Facilities building.

Thursday Sept 8 - Central Park - 6:00 pm - 
Near the Basketball courts.

Saturday Sept 10 - Pre-Season Meet at El Cariso Park - 7:30 am.
This year our lap-a-thon will be on Monday September 12 at Central Park, please arrive at 5:30 to get your tag. 

The Lap-a-thon is a fund raising event used to support our program and our national athletes. We will give the kids a chip, and setup our chip timing system, we will run laps at Central park while playing music for 45 minutes or so. The kids are encourages to seek donations either of 2 ways a per lap amount such as $3 or $4 dollars per lap or a flat donation of $5 or $10. All kids who raise at least $40.00 will receive a special Lap-a-thon prize. The kids will also be entered into a raffle on a 1 ticket per dollar raised and other prizes will be awarded at the end of season banquet. (more details on that as we get closer to the event).

Please click here to download the Lap-a-thon form and start raising funds.

The deadline to turn in funds will be Oct 11.
California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser - September 15th
Please mark your calendars for our California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser for STORM cross country Thursday September 15th. ALL DAY including lunch, dinner, take out, and alcohol as well. 20% goes back to SCTC! 
Lost N Found
If you lost a water bottle, its in the Candy Box, if you forgot your chair, check with Elaine. 

If you have lost anything else, check with Elaine
El Cariso Meet Saturday
This Saturday is our preseason meet it will have a 2k (Sub Gremlin 5/6 and Gremlin 7/8), a 3k (Bantam 9/10 and Midget 11/12), a 4k (Youth 13/ 14 and  Intermediate 15/16), and a 5k (High School/Adult) cross country race planned for September 10th, 2016 at El Cariso Community Regional Park. (Registration opens at 7:00 am) First Race will be at 7:30 am. 

El Cariso Park is a beautiful park located in Sylmar, Please look for the Storm Tents and our Storm Feather Flag. 

Be sure to bring lawn chairs and sun screen and water. 
Be sure to download the flyer for more information.

Directions to the park are take the 5 south to the 210 exit at Hubbard St and turn left. The park is about 1 mile up from the freeway on the right. We enter the very last driveway into the park and then go around to the far end. Please view the park map here

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club