Junior Track Series – 2016

ERC Junior Track Series LogoJoin us for ERC’s 2016 Junior Track Series to introduce children to the sport of running in a low-key and fun atmosphere. The meets are on July 10th, and July 24th and are open to boys and girls ages 4-13. The emphasis of the meets is to promote self-confidence, health, sportsmanship and fun.

 

 

Below are answers to some of our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any more questions, please e-mail Tom at juniortrackseries@gmail.com.

Results – Click link below to view

Updated – July 10th and 24th, 2016

Rain Policy

If it is just rain then the meet will continue.  If there is a thunderstorm during the meet or right before, we will temporarily stop the meet and ask participants and volunteers to wait in their cars for 15 minutes.  If by that time the storm has passed we will resume the meet, but if not we will cancel.  How far through the meet we have progressed will determine if we schedule a rain date on August 9th.

How do I register my child?

Download Registration form here.

When are the meets?
Race Start                                                                                                                                                    

The meets are July 10th, and July 24th.

Children can compete in one or all of the meets.

Pre-registration starts at 4:00 pm

Rain date – July 31st

Where?

Hurrell Field

861 Bloomfield Ave

Glen Ridge, NJ


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Who can compete?

Any boy or girl ages 4 – 13.

What are the events?
                                                                                                                                                                                

  • Running: 50 meter (ages 4-6)
  • 100 meter (4 & up)
  • 200 meter (5 & up)
  • 400 meter (6 & up)
  • 800 meter (7 & up)
  • 1 mile (10 & up)
  • Relays – kids can create their own teams or we will create them at the meets based on age groups
  • Field Events: long jump
  • javelin throw (using turbo javs)

How are the kids grouped for the events?

In the running heats kids are grouped by age. Depending on the number of participants, boys and girls may sometimes run together.

Will the meets be cancelled because of weather?

Meets will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain and/or thunderstorms. There is a rain date on July 31st at the same time.

What is the entry fee?

$5 per child per meet. Includes all events.

Pre-Registration closes 4 days before each event

Can I drop my child off at the event?

No.  This is not a drop-off event.  We look forward to seeing all parents / guardians / coaches cheering for all of the kids.

What else do I need to know about registration?

You can register the day of the event, or send the registration form to:

Tracy Keller

61 Adams Street

Glen Ridge, NJ 07028

Checks payable to: Essex Running Club

If possible, please pre-register as that will help check-in go faster.  You only need to fill out the registration form for your first meet. For subsequent meets just go to the check-in table to pay your fee (if necessary) and get your number.

Are there any awards?

There will be ribbons for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in each heat, plus participation ribbons for all 8 and under athletes.

Will results be posted?

Yes. Results will be posted and can be accessed from this page. Please allow a few days after the meets for us to compile and post them.

2012 ResultsJuly 1, 2012, July 15, 2012, July 29, 2012

2013 Results – June 30, 2013July 14, 2013July 28, 2013 (due to rain only includes 50M & 100M)August 4th, 2013

2014 Results – June 29, 2014Updated July 13, 2014July 27, 2014

2015 ResultsJuly 12, 2015, July 26, 2015

Can I volunteer to help?

YES!!! The success of these meets depends on our volunteers. Please contact Tom Eaton at juniortrackseries@gmail.com if you are able to volunteer on any or all of the nights listed.  Jobs include handing out ribbons, timing, wrangling runners, recording results, and helping with registration.

If I volunteer can I still watch my child race?

Yes.  We will make sure that you still have the chance to watch your kids race.  Please don’t let that stop you from helping out!

Local Youth Track Clubs

Many parents are asking me about local track clubs for their kids.  Many town recreation departments have spring track programs for kids in grades 4 – 8, so be sure to check there.  Also, below is a list of some of the local clubs that have been recommended to me.  Click on the name to go to their website.  I do not have an affiliation with any of these clubs.

Jaguars Track Club in South OrangeRams Track Club in RoselleComets Track Club in MaplewoodJersey Heat Track Club in IrvingtonLightning Track Club in South OrangeTsunami Track Club in Plainfield

Rain Policy

If it is just rain then the meet will continue.  If there is a thunderstorm during the meet or right before, we will temporarily stop the meet and ask participants and volunteers to wait in their cars for 15 minutes.  If by that time the storm has passed we will resume the meet, but if not we will cancel.  How far through the meet we have progressed will determine if we schedule a rain date on August 9th.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

Lynne Mortimer, Broker/Associate at Coldwell Banker Res Brokerage of Montclair, Montclair Bread Co.Iron Physical Therapy, Pigtails & CrewcutsHackensackUMC MountainsideFleet Feet Sports, Fitzgerald’s 1928G.G.T.C.

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