Before You Apply…

We’re honored and excited that you’re interested in joining RCTC! Please review our current team schedule and double check that you’re able to regularly attend at least 1-2 team sessions per week. Showing up is the #1 most effective way to get to know your teammates and contribute to our supportive team environment.

In “normal” times, our team schedule includes two evening strength training sessions per week, two options for a track workout, a Friday morning easy run, and a Sunday long run. We are happy to announce that we have brought back some in-person activities! However, sessions in italics are currently not taking place and will be brought back as our ability to hold them and remain in compliance with COVID restrictions allows.

Tuesday 6:30PM
Core/Strength at Athena (1622 NW 15th Ave, Portland)
Tuesday 6:00PM
Workout at Michael Johnson Track (1 SW Bowerman Dr, Beaverton)
Wednesday 6:00AM
Workout at Duniway Track (SW Barbur & SW Sheridan, Portland)

Thursday 6:30PM
Core/Strength at Athena (1622 NW 15th Ave, Portland)
Friday 6:00AM
Easy 5.5 mile run from Grant Park (NE 33rd & NE US Grant Pl, Portland)
Sunday 8:00AM
Long run, various distances/locations in the greater Portland area

Please also review our our guiding principles, AKA the Team Manifesto, that every team member signs and agrees to uphold upon joining.

Rose City Track Club is about…

Supporting your teammates. One of the founding principles of RCTC is that we can bring out the best in one another by just showing up. Whether it’s by pacing or cheering someone through a dawn patrol workout, supporting and encouraging an injured teammate, or checking in on those lofty race goals, we aim to be there for each other as teammates 100%.

Striving for the best in ourselves, both in running and in life. We believe in seeing how far we can go when we dream big and work hard in all aspects of life.

Recognizing our humanity. We believe in hard work, but also knowing when to be gentle with ourselves and realizing that we’re all only human. Life will happen and not every aspect of a training plan will always go as intended – and that’s ok! We’re all doing the best we can.

…Having fun! This sport that we love should always be fun (maybe not in the middle of an ugly workout, but definitely most of the time).

…Respect. We respect ourselves, our bodies, our teammates, our community, and our competitors.

…Community. We’re building a team community and strive to be a positive part of the broader Portland community, beyond running.

I can commit to attending at least 1-2 team sessions per week and am completely on board with RCTC’s guiding principles. Take me to the application!