Atomic City Track Club Off To Strong Start

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ACTC News:
 
Erika Wisdom is a recent transplant here and began Atomic City Track Club (ACTC) because her children had been a part of one in South Carolina.
 
They made some wonderful friends and it was such a positive experience that she wanted to create that environment here as well. And considering there are top notch runners in the area, it seemed the perfect idea.
 
Wisdom started Atomic City Track Club in late September and so far they’ve had a great response. Kids of all ages and abilities join for practices. ACTC will be competing in the USATF (USA track and field) association’s regional cross country meet Nov. 21.
 
The top 30 runners in each age group (8 & under), 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, and 17-18, will advance on to USATF nationals, which is Dec. 12, in Albuquerque at Balloon Fiesta Park. Also, the top five teams in each age group will advanceteams must be at least five members.
 
Boys and girls ages 8 & under [born 2007+] run 2k (approximately 1.24 miles), 9-12 year old boys and girls [born 2003-2006] run 3k (approximately 1.86 miles), 13-14 year old boys and girls [born 2001-2002] run 4k (approximately 2.4 miles), and 15-18 boys and girls [born 1997-2000] run 5k (approximately 3.1 miles). USATF goes by birth year, not age.
 
ACTC is still accepting runners in each age group (and will be until Nov. 7) and the more they have the more they can represent Los Alamos and the awesome running community! The community can also support the youth by purchasing a t-shirt for $20. Atomic City Track Club also has a Facebook page
 
It costs nothing to join the club, however, all runners must become members of USATF ($20). Funds raised by t-shirt sales will help with uniform costs since ACTC have no sponsors. 
 
For now, ACTC will meet at 5:30 p.m., at Urban Park and practices last about an hour. However, with the time change coming this weekend, they will be looking for alternatives with lighting and welcome suggestions. Contact Erika Wisdom at erikawisdom@gmail.com.
 
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