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 affordable footraces for youth and amateur athletes alike.
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 for driven runners that have the motivation and desire to become great runners.
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 receive personal coaching and custom training plans, weekly team runs and strength sessions with a professional trainer, and educational sessions with a focus on injury prevention and nutrition. Members also get volunteer opportunities within the local running community.
We accept runners of all abilities, with a portion of each membership going toward our Rose Bud Scholarship Fund benefitting athletes that demonstrate a certain level of talent and achievement.
Rose City Mile
We’re excited to announce our first-ever all-comers track meet on June 30th, 2018 called the Rose City Mile. Our mission is to provide a fun, competitive, and affordable opportunity for runners of all ages and abilities to test their fitness in the mile.
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