Spring Track Season
Spring Track Season is an eleven week training program designed to introduce youth runners to the sport of Track and Field running, and provide competitive racing opportunities based on USATF age groups.
2023 Track Season will kick off the week of March 20th and run to May 30th.
8-10 Year Old Practices
Practices will be every Monday and Wednesday from 6-7 PM. Monday night practices will be held at the Chico High School track. Wednesday practice locations will vary to explore our various parks. The team will be coached by Kaitlin Fishburn and Samantha Watkins.
11-14 Year Old Practices
Practices will be every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Tuesdays will run from 5:45 - 7 PM at Chico High School's Track. Thursday's will run 5:30 - 6:30 PM and Saturday from 8 - 9:30 AM. The team will be coached by Danny DiMeo and Matt Garcia.
March 27/28 - 1 Mile Time Trial @ Chico High Track
April 16th - Sac Track Union Meet
May 13th - Sac Track Union Champs
TBD - Chico Strider Fast Five
May 29/30 - PR Mile @ Chico High Track
For this 11 week experience we are collecting $150 per athlete. Payments are due by March 31st and can be paid by Check or Venmo @Chico-Striders. Please register on or before March 2nd to guarantee a shirt.
Summer Fun and Maintenance
Join the coaches for six weeks of summer fun runs kicking off after the 4th of July holiday weekend. We will explore new trails, run through creeks, and play plenty of games. Our goal is to build aerobic fitness through the hot summer month and provide a base for Cross Country Season.
This season is a great opportunity for any kid to become a Strider and get their first introduction to the sport. The Summer will conclude with the Beat The Coach Mile the first Saturday after school starts at Cedar Grove Picnic Area in Bidwell Park. Check out our races tab.
We know many families vacation during the summer so this season is designed for Striders to join any time they are in town.
Fall Cross Country Season
Fall Cross Country season is a 10 week training program designed to introduce youth runners to the sport of Cross Country running, and provide competitive racing opportunities based on USATF age groups. Cross Country season will kick off the first or second week September.