Are there time standards/age requirements for joining RCTC?
There are no time standards for joining, though we do recommend having at least two years of running experience under your belt. We welcome runners ages eighteen and up.
Limited scholarships are available for applicants meeting certain time standards through our Rose Bud Scholarship program.
Why do I have to apply to join the team?
We want to get to know more about you and your running goals. One thing that makes RCTC unique is its small training group environment. Our hope is to assemble a team representing varying levels of fitness, with each member having ideally at least one or two training buddies with similar paces/goals. In addition, we’re looking for members that will be good representatives of RCTC in the running community and beyond.
I live in the Portland area but can’t attend all the team sessions; am I still eligible to join?
Of course! Our members are adults with busy lives . It’s okay if you can’t make every single practice every single week. Our hope is that you can attend at least one team run and team strength session per week, and make an effort to attend team meet ups and educational sessions as a way to both get the most out of your membership and contribute to the team environment.
What if I join the team, but realize at some point that it’s just not for me?
You may cancel your membership at any time. We cannot issue refunds, but subsequent membership dues will be waived for the remainder of the team year.
Where/when do you meet for runs?
Our schedule generally looks like this:
Monday 6:30PM – Core/Strength in NW Portland
Tuesday 6:00PM – Track workout in Beaverton
Wednesday 6:00AM – Track workout in SW Portland
Wednesday 6:30PM – Core/Strength in NW Portland
Thursday 6:00AM – Core/Strength in NW Portland
Friday 6:00AM – Easy 5.5 mile run in NE Portland
Sunday 8:00AM – Long run in various locations
Interested in a test run with the team or visiting from out of town? Come join us! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate.
I want to join the team and represent RCTC, but can’t wear the team singlet/apparel due to a conflict with one of my sponsors or business affiliations.
Talk to us! We’ll work out a solution together. Get in touch at email@example.com.