Take a moment to remember – Who got you into running? For many kids in Bozeman, it was us, the Bozeman Track Club. Since 1995 we’ve been focused on providing supportive and skilled instruction in Cross Country and Track and Field events to Middle School and High School athletes. Sometimes we work in conjunction with the school district, but mostly we operate as a volunteer club. We are a bit different from other sports clubs in that we only practice a few times a week, take whole seasons off, are low-cost, and everyone gets to participate equally.
Now that it’s springtime we are holding our Track & Field season at the shiny new GHS Track. It’s a great place for kids to try a new event or to focus on their discipline and compete at a regional USATF meet. Come Fall we run a Cross Country program for all middle school-age children that has gotten a lot of recognition for its welcoming and accessible vibe.
By being so accessible to everyone we are able to get a lot of kids into running, jumping, and throwing. Some get hooked on it and go on to do amazing things. Others choose other activities to focus on and maybe find it again later in life. We believe that running should be like a foreign language, everyone should be exposed to it!
It takes a community of runners to do something like this and you are a big part of our success. The Big Sky Wind Drinkers have been generous supporters of our efforts since the beginning and we couldn’t have done it without you, we are so grateful! So when you see us out doing tempos at the East G. or running in chat-packs at Peets Hill this Fall, please know that we feel your support as we get more kids into running. Runners Helping Runners!
– Michael McCormick, VP of Bozeman Track Club