Have a young runner? Each summer Ultimook Track Club facilitates a youth summer running program for Tillamook-area athletes.
“Our mission is to develop young runners in both mind and body. Young runners require a fun, supportive environment to aid in aerobic development,” Ultimook Youth Director Chelsea Yarnell said.
The Ultimook Youth Track Club is a running club designed for athletes entering Kindergarten-eighth grades.
“Last year we had over 70 athletes that participated in our club,” Yarnell said. “Each of our practices educate young athletes on the different elements of running such as warm ups, dynamic drills, running workouts, and stretching. We modify all activities based on ages and break our crew into age groups who are overseen by coaches with running and fitness backgrounds.”
Registration is currently open. The season will run May 31-July 28 with practices meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 at the Tillamook Junior High School. The cost to participate is $72 for the season; financial assistance is available.
Athletes will also be invited to run in local fun runs throughout the season.
“Our practices are always a highlight of my day,” Yarnell said. “Our coaches love to share their passion for running with the community, and in return, we’re always rewarded with so much enthusiasm and joy from the kids on our team.”
For more information or to register, visit ultimooktrackclub.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.