Club Expectations and New Member Information

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Austin Rising Runners. First, no experience is necessary for your child to join. Our coaches are well experienced, knowledgeable, and willing to work with any child that is interested in learning. Our coaching staff is comprised of educators, professionals, and seasoned athletes.

We would love for all children to attend practice on Mondays and Wednesdays, AND attend as many races as possible. The more exposure to an activity, the more success. However, even if your child can only attend once a week, we would happily welcome them to the team. We will provide the opportunity for our children to race at least three times in various events for the fall season and at least five meets (~15 individual races) for the Spring Track season. We do not intend to have a traveling team at this time, but will coordinate the necessary arrangements for any athletes that wish to and participate in, and qualify for, regional and national events.

BASIC PROGRAM DETAILS:

Approximate Dates for Seasons:

Fall 2022 Cross Country

  • Season will start August 29th and run through October 17th, Athletes competing in regional or national competitions may continue practice for an additional 3 weeks.

  • Practice site is Springwoods Park (9117 Anderson Mill, Austin, TX)

  • Practices will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7:10pm

  • Race schedule is being finalized but tentative schedule: September 10th Cedar Park XC Invitational; September 18th Casa Superhero Run 1k at COTA or Georgetown XC Invitational on October 1st; Hootenanny on the Hill 1k/3k/5k in Kyle, TX on October 15th.

  • We welcome all kids aged 6-12 regardless of ability as long as they are willing to try a new sport and can listen to coaches (due to safety concerns of many children utilizing the same space we ask that if your child needs additional attention to stay focused and not impede other children that the parent be available at practices)


Spring 2023 Outdoor Track Season

  • Season will start Mid March and run through early June

  • Practice site is being finalized but will be a track in Northwest Austin (i.e. within a few miles of Anderson Mill/Hwy 183)

  • Practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:15pm

  • Meets will be in the Greater Austin area with the goal of at least four meets during the season with each child running multiple events at each meet

  • Meet schedule will be finalized in early March once all Meet Organizers confirm events

  • We welcome all kids aged 6-12 regardless of ability as long as they are willing to try a new sport and can listen to coaches (due to safety concerns of many children utilizing track space we ask that if your child needs additional attention to stay focused and not impede other children that the parent be available at practices)



EXPECTATION:

ALL ATHLETES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND ALL PRACTICE SESSIONS AND COMPETITIONS. PRACTICES ARE HELD ON MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY FROM 6:00PM-7:10PM. COMPETITIONS ARE HELD ON WEEKENDS. EXPERIENCE IS NOT NECESSARY, BUT OUR PROGRAM REQUIRES A DEDICATED COMMITMENT FROM THE CHILD AND PARENTS. DISTANCE RUNNING IS ACQUIRED THROUGH TIME AND EXPERIENCE, WITH MORE EXPOSURE COMES MORE ENJOYMENT.

REGISTRATION, FEES, PAPERWORK:

Cross Country:

New Members-$160 (Includes uniform, coaching, race entry fees, insurance, facility fees)

Returning Members-Cross Country-$125 (no uniform included)

Track:

New Members - $160 for the season (includes uniform, insurance, coaching, entry fees)

Returning Members-Track-~$125 (no uniform included)

All registering athletes MUST submit a legible copy of their birth certificate, parent waiver and information form.

Once season meet schedule is finalized, athletes seeking to continue on to regional or national competitions may require an additional AAU/USATF membership($15-$21). Coaches will provide more information to relevant athletes.

Athletes will receive their uniform at the first practice after registration fees are paid, assuming on time delivery. Fees can be paid in advance by completing the registration forms and contacting austinrisingrunners@gmail.com.

All forms can be found here: Forms