SARC Youth Cross Country / Track Programs

Register now for 2017 Youth Cross Country

Informational Parent meeting August 24th at 6:00 pm at the Chapel in Green - 1800 Raber Rd

1st Practice will be Thursday, August 24th from 6:15-7:30pm at the Chapel in Green and continue every week until Last Practice on October 12th.  October 19th will be the awards banquet.

AGE DIVISIONS (age as of 12/31/17)

DIVISION I - 13/14 (8th grade & under): Run 2 miles

DIVISION II -11/12 (6th grade & under): Run 1.5 miles

DIVISION III - 10 & under (4th grade & under): Run 1.5 miles

DIVISION IV - 8 & under and individuals with disabilities and their partners (all ages):  Run/Walk 1 mile

DIVISION V - 6 & under: .25 mile run or walk


2:00 p.m.: Division I - Coed

2:05 p.m.: Division V - Coed

2:20 p.m.: Division IV - Coed

2:30 p.m.: Division II - Girls

2:50 p.m.: Division II - Boys

3:10 p.m.: Division III - Girls and Boys - Coed

2017 Youth Track and Field Team

Results Meet #1

Results Meet #2

Results Meet #3

Results Meet #4

Results of Championship Meet

2017 Personal Best Times

Do you have a child in 1st - 6th grade interested in participating in track and field? 

If so Summit Athletic Running Club's Youth Track and Field Team is having sign ups.

1st practice Tuesday Mar 21st – Ellet High School (309 Woolf Ave. Akron, OH 44312) 2nd practice Thursday Mar 23rd – Woodridge High School (4440 Quick Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264)

Practice time – 6:15 – 7:30 pm.  (we may end practice a little early depending on weather)

What do the kids need?
1. Comfortable running shoes
2. Dress for the weather (including coats, hats, and gloves for the cold)
3. A water bottle (kids get easily dehydrated doing activities even in cold weather)

*** Please Note – We will hold our Parent Meeting / Information Session at the 1st practice on Mar 21st.  Please try to have a family representative there for the meeting.  I will have informational hand-outs as well as the practice and meet calendars. (as we know them to this point) I will go over the information and be able to answer questions while the kids are practicing. ***

When: March 21st - May 13th

Practices: Tuesday and Thursday evenings

-Woodridge High School and Ellet High School, from 6:15 - 7:30.


Meets: Sunday afternoons April 9th – May 13th 

   (Nordonia High School or Ellet High School)

Register Here

Contact: Jack Dugan at for more information or

if you are interested in how you can help.


2016 Youth Cross Country

Click here to read about our new sponsored group, the Running Tigers, in Cuyahoga Falls-Stow.

Check out the "Chase Your Kids 5K Challenge", a couch to 5K program for parents!


Schedule of Meets

August 28th - Springfield Invitational @ Schrop Middle School - 2215 Pickle Rd


1 mile Map Springfield

1.5 mile Map Springfield

2 mile Map Springfield

Sept 4th - Walsh Jesuit Invitational @ Walsh Jesuit High School - 4550 Wyoga Lake Rd


1 Mile Map Walsh Jesuit

1.5 Mile Map Walsh Jesuit

2.0 Mile Map Walsh Jesuit

Sept 18th - Jackson Invitational @ Jackson Middle School - 7355 Mudbrook St. N.W.


1 Mile Map Jackson

1.5 Mile Map Jackson

2.0 Mile Map Jackson

Sept 25th - Ritchies Sporting Goods/SARC Inv. @ Boettler Park - 5300 Massillon Rd


1 Mile Map Boettler Park

1.5 Mile Map Boettler Park

2 Mile Map Boettler Park

Oct 2nd - Springfield Invitational @ Schrop Middle School - 2215 Pickle Rd


Oct 16th - ATC  Youth Cross Country Championships @ Walsh Jesuit High School - 4550 Wyoga Lake


Overall Race By Race Results

Download Meet Schedule

Summit Athletic Running Club is once again forming a beginner & intermediate youth track team and we invite you to considering joining! No previous experience required, just a desire to learn and have fun!

Some of our goals for our team members are:

1. Have fun!

2. Learn about teamwork by being part of a team!

3. Learn the fundamentals of track and field!

4. Set personal goals and learn how to achieve them!

5. Make new friends and how to get along with others! 


Fun Facts About Our Team:

3 practices per week will be offered 6:30-7:45pm and will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. (Days subject to change, additional days may be offered) Practice locations will include various local High School tracks. A complete schedule will be available at our introductory meeting. (Once meets begin practices may be reduced)

We will have our team members participate in kids track meets in the greater Akron area that will be held on Sunday afternoons April 10,17, 24, May 1 and Saturday May 7th.

Our groups are broken down this way for our track meets.. Boys and girls compete separately; ages are the age the child will be as of 12/31.  Here are the age groups:  Ages 10 and under , Ages 11 and 12, Ages 13 and 14. Coaches are all volunteers.  If you would like to volunteer in any capacity please let us know!

If, after attending the free introductory meeting, you decide to join the team there is a $75 team fee that covers practices, entry fees for meets, uniform shirt, uniform hoodie,  coaching, Post Season Party and Awards.