Merton Area Running Club

Youth Track & Field and Cross Country Club

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the informational packet under above for details on the operations of our club.  This should answer a lot of questions. Most common questions are as follows:

Q: Who can join your club?

A: We welcome any boy or girl in 1st through 8th grade in the Lake Country area who wants to run.  We welcome anyone with a great attitude and a desire to run to try our program!

Q:   Is it too late to join?

A:   No - it is never too late.  Just come to the next scheduled practice or meet and we will be happy to get you started. You can learn and progress at your own pace.  

Q: When and where do you practice?

A: We meet to practice at the Arowhead High School Track which is located in the football stadium between North and South Campus on 700 North Avenue in Hartland.  We meet at the south side of the track to begin our warm ups.  Week night practices are from 5:30-7:00 pm and weekend practices at varying times.  The schedule is posted!  Watch the home page for the latest updates!  

Q:   What if we will be gone on vacation for a week or so?  Can we miss several practices? 

A:  Yes - We do not take attendance.  You can pick up right where you left off.  Attendance is not required but encouraged.

Q: What paperwork do I need to fill out?

A:  The basic registration form and concussion form are all we need back.  It includes your name, email, birth date, and address.  The basic registration fee is $100.  All other forms for fees and meets are optional.

Q:  What do I get for my $100?

A:  You become a member of USATF, which is required, and is our insurance.  You receive a team tee. You receive numerous opportunities to run in practices, meets and runs.  You receive ribbon awards for all races run in our team sponsored and organized All Comers Track and Field Meets.   You receive advice and direction on athletic skills and healthy living from our coaching staff which includes volunteer adults with experience in track, field, running, and athletics, as well as minimally paid young student athletes.   We are blessed to have successful and knowledgeable high school and college age athletes share their knowledge and passion for sport with our young athletes. 

Q: What events can my child participate in?

A:  We offer track events (100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 100 hurdles, 4 x 100 relay, 4 x 400 relay)  and field events (long jump, high jump, shot put, javelin, discus) in the spring track and field season.  The cross country season is comprised of meets with varying distances ranging from 1 mile to 2 miles.  Some meets offer younger athletes options to run shorter distances.