Cross Country / Track Team

Announcement: Open Practice!

Think you might want to join the racing team? We invite all runners to test out the competitive team for a 2-week open period through January 18. You can train with us and get a feel for the team without making a commitment. Join us on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:45 on the track. Hope to see you there!

LIKE TO RACE?

The Club Cross Country/Track Team is a subteam within the Stanford Running Club that competes in the NIRCA (National Intercollegiate Running Club Association) circuit. If you're looking to train hard, race hard, and play hard, then the competitive team is the place for you. Everyone is encouraged to participate -- whether you're an undergrad, masters student, or PhD; whether you've been training your butt off, have taken a couple year's hiatus, or are just starting up; whether you're a 10k king or 100m speedster--you'll have a place on the competitive team. Check out Coach PattiSue's summer training plan (please log in with your @stanford.edu email to access this resource.)

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Mandatory track workouts w/ Coach Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:45-7:15pm. Alternative workouts will be held at 7am M/W but without a coach. The rest of the week we will be assigned distance runs to be completed at regular Running Club times or on your own.

SEASON STRUCTURE

FALL Quarter: Good ol' Cross Country

  • Race Distances: Guys race 8k / Girls race 6k
  • Where we train: Around campus, on pavement and grass.
  • Where we race: Sunnyvale and Davis.
  • Championship races: NIRCA Regionals (Crystal Springs, CA) and NIRCA Nationals (Lexington, KY)
  • WINTER and SPRING Quarters: Back to the Track

  • Race Distances: 100m - 5k. Contact us about field events.
  • Where we train: The Stanford track.
  • Where we race: Los Gatos and Berkeley.
  • Championship races: NIRCA Nationals (Bloomington, IN)
  • EXPECTATIONS

    Show up and work hard at track workouts.

    Be diligent in keeping up with the distance runs.

    Each quarter, after open practice ends, pay club dues to continue practicing with the team. This money will cover workouts and race entry fees. If this poses any financial burden, please let us know -- all students have the opportunity to compete with SRC!

    Help fundraise for the team. The fundraising will be done through Stanford sponsored events like TSF letters, helping out at football games, etc.

    Let us know in advance (preferably at the introductory meeting) which meets you can and cannot attend.