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 Thursdays, 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 three meets (~12 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:
Spring 2024 Outdoor Track Season
Season will start March 25th and run through May 23rd
Practice site is Canyon Vista Middle School Track
Practices are on Monday & Thursday from 5:30-7:10 pm
Meets will be in the Greater Austin area with the goal of at least three 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, plus middle schoolers after their school track season is complete, 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)
Fall 2023 Cross Country
Season will start August 23rd and run through November 11th, 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 5:30-6:45pm
Race schedule is being finalized but tentative schedule:
September 9th Cedar Park XC Invitational
September 16th Austin Speedsters XC Invitational (*Runners must be able to complete the course within a time cutoff)
October 21st Hootenanny on the Hill 1k/3k/5k in Kyle, TX
November 4th South Texas XC Classic in Seguin, TX
November 11th USATF South Texas Cross Country Championship in Seguin, TX
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)
ALL ATHLETES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND ALL PRACTICE SESSIONS AND COMPETITIONS. PRACTICES ARE HELD ON MONDAY AND THURSDAY FROM 5:30PM-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:
New Members - $260 for the season (includes uniform, insurance, coaching, all meet entry fees, all facility costs)
Returning Members-Track-~$230 (no uniform included)
New Members-$160 (Includes uniform, coaching, race entry fees, insurance, facility fees)
Returning Members-Cross Country-$130 (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.
All forms can be found here: Forms
Cash/Check: By arrangement with Coaches
Fall Cross Country Registration will open August 1st for Returning Runners, August 8th for general public. Spring Track Registration will open January 27th for Returning Runners, February 10th for general public.