April 3 Update - RRCA Recommendations for Runners, Walkers, and Running Clubs
Grove City Athletics Club members,
Here are some recommendations the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) recently provided and wanted us to send out the article to all our club members:
RRCA Recommendations for Runners, Walkers, and Running Club Members - April 2, 2020:
For obvious reasons, we have not announced the final details of the GCAC elementary track program as it MAY not occur this year (we will have to wait and see). We are hopeful that at least GCAC elementary (grades 2-6), middle school, and high school cross country will be able to start this summer. Remember, programs are FREE to current GCAC members.
**For those Christian Academy MS and HS students and MS/HS homeschool students that do not reside in the Grove City Area School district, here is more information on GCAC MS/HS cross country. Contact is Coach Ryan Wells:
Be safe and practice social distancing,
Grove City Athletics Club
MARCH 13, 2020 UPDATE:
Grove City Athletics Club,
A few quick announcements:
1) Here are the minutes from our 2020 annual GCAC membership meeting thank you to Renae Shawgo compiling the minutes and for all of those who attended!
2) As seen in the minutes, our newly elected GCAC Board Members for the next 2 years are:
President - SETH JENNY
Vice-President BRIAN BUCHAN
Secretary RENAE SHAWGO
Treasurer HANNAH GILDERSLEEVE
At-large Board Member MARK COURTNEY
3) We have not made a final announcement regarding the GCAC Elementary Spring Track & Field program because we have been waiting for approval from Grove City College to use their track for some of the practices. The Grove City High School track (which we used last year) has plans to be resurfaced this spring (along with the football field) and will be unavailable.
HOWEVER, the coronavirus continues to spread and more and more schools are moving to online instruction. Thus, if the Grove City Area School District moves to eliminate face-to-face instruction, we may have to postpone or not offer GCAC elementary track & field this year for the safety of our children. Stay tuned for updates.
FYI - this is the TENTATIVE 2020 GCAC elementary track & field program schedule...
Mission: motivate life-long physical activity through inspiring a joy for running, Track & Field, and fitness.
Who: 2nd 6th Grade Students When: Thursdays (2:45-3:45pm) & Tuesdays (6-7pm)
Thursday Practice Dates (five total): May 7, 14, 21, 28 & June 4 @ 2:45-3:45pm (behind Middle School)
Thursday Location: Behind the Grove City Middle School (we walk 2nd-5th graders over after school)
Tuesday Practice Dates (four total): May 12, 19, 26, & June 2 @ 6-7pm (GCC Track)
Tuesday Location: Grove City College Track
Wednesdays, June 10* & June 17 @ 6pm @ SRU Track (Mihalik-Thompson Stadium)
Slippery Rock University Summer All-Comers Family/Community Track Meets
*June 10 meet @ 6pm will include: GCAC Elementary Track Program-only 1 mile post-test!
This will act as a type of post-program time trial to track fitness gained!
Both meets are open to anyone of any age (bring the entire family)! GCAC-Discounted Family Rate
More info: https://rockathletics.com/sports/2009/8/27/MOT_0827090210.aspx
4) Our adult group runs continue on Sundays at 1pm led by Hannah Gildersleeve meeting at the GC high school track/football field parking lot.
Grove City Athletics Club