Youth Programs
The Waxhaw Track Club offers 3 Youth Programs throughout the year, Cross Country, Winter Track and Conditioning, and Spring Track & Field.

Junior Olympic Cross Country Program

Who: Current 4th – 8th grade students

When: October 21 – November 25 (Dec 13 for National Qualifiers)

Tuesday, Thursday 4:15-5:45pm and Saturday 8:00-9:45am

Oct 21,23,28,30, Nov 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25

For National Qualifiers only: Dec 2, 4, 6, 9

Practice Location: Marvin Ridge Middle School trails

Cost: $250.00

Contact for registration information.


The Waxhaw Track Club is once again offering a Junior Olympic Cross Country training program aimed at youth who love to run – maybe running is their sole passion, or maybe they enjoy another sport but are ready to try something new.  Perhaps they’ve done Girls on the Run or Let Me Run and have caught the “running bug” and can’t wait to do more.  However it has come about, if you love to run, can run at least 2 miles without stopping, and are looking forward to the cooler temperatures and faster race times that come with the fall weather, then this training program is for you.


Junior Olympic Cross Country is a series of races sponsored by USATF where runners compete against others in their own age group.  JO XC begins with 2 meets in Greensboro.  The second of these races is the NC JO XC State Meet.  Those who qualify (either individually or as part of a 7-person team) will advance from the State Meet to compete at the Junior Olympic National Championship in Myrtle Beach, SC.  All runners will also have the choice of running in the Foot Locker South Regional Meet in Charlotte or the Nike Cross Southeast Community 5K in Cary.


The Nike and Footlocker races are both held on November 29th so runners will need to choose one or the other.  Since we realize that some runners will only want to take part in the JO series of races, we have not included the Foot Locker or Nike races in our registration fee.  You will need to register and pay for these separately.  Waxhaw Track Club will have a coach traveling to Cary for the Nike race where we will join the high school aged Waxhaw Track Club runners for a pasta dinner in Cary the night before the race.


Junior Olympic races are run in 2-year age groups:

Age Division       Year of Birth                         Race Distance

9 – 10)                2004 – 2005                         3K (1.86 miles)

11 – 12               2002 – 2003                         3K (1.86 miles)

13 – 14               2000 – 2001                         4K (2.49 miles)


Race dates and locations:

Nov. 2       NC Middle School  & Age Group XC Championship Hagen Stone Park, Greensboro, NC

Nov. 16     NC USATF JO Championshiop

Hagen Stone Park, Greensboro, NC

Nov. 29     Nike Cross Southeast Community 5K

WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary, NC

Nov. 29     Foot Locker  Cross Country South Regional

McAlpine Creek Park, Charlotte, NC

Dec. 13     USATF JO XC National Championship

                  Myrtle Beach, SC


Our coaching staff is USATF Level 1 certified with experience coaching at the middle and high school levels.  The philosophy of our staff is to teach proper technique, provide instruction specific to running cross country, and promote overall fitness using fundamentally sound, age-appropriate coaching techniques.  Perhaps of equal importance, we want to be sure the athletes are having fun and are learning a life-long love of running.


2015 Winter Track & Conditioning

Dates and Information will be posted soon!