About

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Who Are We?

Established in 2017, Rose City Track Club is a grassroots running club and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by friends that value the spirit of competition, camaraderie, hard work, and love for the sport. Our mission is to provide a supportive, team-based training platform for distance runners ranging from locally competitive to national class, and to conduct accessible races for athletes of all abilities.

Planting Our Roots

Portland is a mecca for talented distance runners. While there’s no shortage of local running clubs or community track nights, our aim is to provide daily structure and support with a well-rounded training program for driven, motivated runners aiming to reach their potential within a supportive team environment.

Many runners, if they’re lucky, get their start in middle school, high school, or through their local youth league. Some go on to compete at a collegiate level. Some don’t take their first step well into adulthood. Beyond that, attempting to train at a high level without a structured support network can be a lonely ordeal. Our aim is to provide that type of support system as well as structured training, whether one is fresh out of the collegiate system or looking to develop later in life.

To that end, RCTC members have access to weekly team runs, workouts, and strength & conditioning sessions, personal coaching and custom training plans, and team sessions with a focus on injury prevention, nutrition, goal setting, and more. Members also get regular opportunities to volunteer within the local running community. 

We accept runners of all abilities, though we recommend having at least two years of running experience before applying. A portion of each membership goes toward our Rose Bud & Emerging Athlete Award Funds benefitting athletes experiencing economic hardship as well as supporting emerging athletes aiming to perform at the highest level. Learn more about joining the team here.

Rose City Mile

Join us every summer for our annual Rose City Mile! Our mission with Rose City Mile is to provide a fun, competitive, and accessible opportunity for runners of all ages and abilities to test themselves in the mile.

Support RCTC

Donating to Rose City Track Club helps provide membership dues scholarships through our Rose Bud & Emerging Athlete Award Funds benefitting athletes experiencing economic hardship as well as supporting emerging athletes aiming to perform at the highest level. It also helps us to put on top notch, accessible events like Rose City Mile for athletes of all ages and abilities. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today!

Stay in Touch

For questions/inquiries, contact us at hello@rosecitytrack.com.