By Jeremy McDonald
SALEM, Ore.– The Valley Track Club has decided to start a virtual sports Cross Country season in a way to help athlete’s to compete and to help soften the financial burden to athletic departments by allowing an opportunity to raise some money for schools in the meantime.
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Valley Track Club creates a virtual XC Race Series for all ages and levels to raise money for school athletics.
Salem, OR, For Immediate Release – Calling all runners to the first virtual championship series of the Valley Track Club! COVID-19 has left athletic programs and athletes in our area without regular seasons and a chance to compete. “We developed this virtual XC race series to provide the athletes with an opportunity to compete, and provide help in some way to soften the
financial burden to Oregon school athletic departments” said Michael Herrmann, a Founder and Board Member with Valley Track Club. He adds “allowing for competition while raising money for school athletics, makes this a win/win for Oregon communities”.
Valley Track Clubs, Run for Schools welcomes all ages and abilities to participate in the XC race series, offering athletes eight and under a mile course and those ages 9-50+, will have a choice between distances of 3k or 5k. Each individual race series costs $15, if participants register for
two or more, they will receive an event t-shirt.
The series includes a four week open race series, participants can race in one or all four, allowing participants to make sure that their times keep them in the top 50 of their age group.
The fifth week is a CHAMPIONSHIP event by special invitation, free to qualifiers, with one of the top 50 fastest times in their age group!
Unlike other races, the participants choose where they run, being a virtual event allows our XC series races to be completed anywhere and anytime during the week period.
XC Race Series Dates:
● Series Race #1: September 21st thru September 27th
● Series Race #2: September 28th thru October 4th
● Series Race #3: October 5th thru October 11th
● Series Race #4: October 12th thru October 18th
● Championship: October 25th thru October 31st
Valley Track Club is committed to return 90% of all funds raised to the participants designated school. Ron Koskondy, Founder and Director feels, “our event provides for our student-athletes an opportunity to compete and see who is in the top 50 in our State; it will also allow for their family, friends and business supporters to participate or just show their support by raising money for their designated school – it will be awesome for student-athletes, communities and schools!”
For more information on how to participate and show your support for Oregon school athletic programs visit http://www.ValleyTrackClub.org .
Valley Track Club
Valley Track Club is a USATF member-based, not-for-profit organization, which seeks to help member athletes reach their full potential. We are committed to providing our members the opportunity to develop their technique, speed, endurance, strength, and confidence through
customized, positive event specific training. Valley Track Club will instill the foundations of sportsmanship, self-discipline, leadership and goal achievement enabling our members to strengthen their character on-and-off the track.