Landsharks Spring Track Series
We offer a non-competitive youth program to introduce running to young athletes in a safe and fun environment. The focus is on self improvement, being an encouraging teammate, and making new friends.
The Spring Track Series is a six-week school program led by a Teacher and/or parent volunteers and is open to students in kindergarden through 6th grade. The cost of the program is $59 per runner and a school uniform shirt is required ($14). The shirt is the same each season, so no reason to purchase another shirt if it stills fits!
Practices are scheduled two or three times per week, before or after school for 30 to 60 minutes. Practices consist of running games and track workouts with a strong focus on fun. Runners train in ability groups with peers and move up to the next group based on improvements made during the program.
Races are held on Sunday afternoons or Monday nights depending on your location. Races are held at high school and middle school tracks, and last for approximately 90 minutes. Each race night runners will run two races.
- Race Night #1 - All runners will run the 50m dash, followed by their choice of a 400m or 800m race.
- Race Night #2 - All runners will run the 100m dash, followed by their choice of a 400m or mile race.
- Race Night #3 - Runners start with their choice of a mile or 400m race, followed by all runners doing the 200m dash.
At the races, runners receive a race tag with their number, ribbons, a series medal at the final race, and refreshments. Race results are posted on our website within 24 hours of completion. Parents and high school athletes volunteer as race officials.
Event and practice liability insurance is provided by RRCA Club Membership.
All coaches are background checked and first aid certified.
Elementary schools host the training programs. Homeschool students or runners whose school does not have a program may join any other participating school. If you need help finding a school, please give us a call at (719)623-5314.