About the TCTC Kids City XC League
The Twin Cities Track Club (TCTC) is excited to move into our fourth year of the youth cross-country league in Minneapolis and St. Paul in 2017. The league runs from August 15th thru October 5th and is open to boys and girls entering grades 3-8 in the fall of 2017. Given the rather large age-range, practices and meets will often be split into smaller groups based on age and/or ability.
The 7 sites available this year, include:
- Como Park
- Highland Park
- Linden Hills
- Theodore Wirth
- St Louis Prk
- West Metro (Minnetonka)
Each program will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 – 7 PM (West Metro location will meet Mondays and Wednesdays). The season will include an All-Twin Cities championship meet in Saint Paul at Como Park on Tuesday, October 3rd. Distances for the meet are 1k, 2k and 3k.
Coaches & Curriculum
Each of the programs will be directed by TCTC athletes, community runners, and parent volunteers – all eager to share their passion of running. In addition to preparing the kids physically to compete in meets, the program will also focus on the mental aspects of the sport, various race strategies, the importance of both the individual and the team, and what kids can expect if they decide to compete at the next level. We will emphasize having fun by incorporating relays, obstacle courses, and other fun activities into our training program.
The registration fee is $50 and each participant will receive a t-shirt, 8 weeks of instruction from our coaches, and free participation in the city meets. Need-based grants are available to those who cannot afford the registration fee. Each participant will also become a TCTC member and will therefore be covered under the club’s insurance. In addition, TCTC will provide background checks for all program directors, coaches and volunteers to ensure the safety and well-being of the children.
About the Twin Cities Track Club
We are a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote health and wellness in the community through running, road racing, and track & field. One of our objectives is to coordinate youth programs that provide kids the opportunity to improve health and fitness in an environment that promotes personal growth, achievement, camaraderie, friendship and recognition.
Interested in becoming a TCTC member, donating to our youth programs, or joining our race team? Visit our Membership page to find out how.