March 21, 2021
Club News

FCRC Competitive Racing Team

This year, FCRC is introducing a Competitive Racing Team. Below find a timeline and details about the program. Note: You must be a FCRC member to apply.

PURPOSE

The goal of the racing team is to encourage competitive performance, recognize talented runners within the club (who may be competing at a high level while juggling a full time job/families/life), and in doing so, increase the visibility of the running club at races.

TIMELINE

April 11: Team tryouts (signup here)

April 17: Applications open

May 7: Applications close

May 8: Invitation e-mail sent out

May 15: Deadline for accepting invitation to join

RACE & VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS 2021

  • Represent the club in at least 4 races, one of which must be FireKracker 5k, Horsetooth Half, or Resolution Run

  • Volunteer for at least 2 club events, one of which must be a club race including tortoise and hare. Participation in a committee will fulfill the full requirement.

BENEFITS TO MEMBERS

  • Supportive team environment for training, including group training meetups

  • Exclusive team kit

  • Opportunity to represent the running club!

  • Potential future support opportunities for elite level performance

SELECTION CRITERIA & TERM

  • We ask that all members achieve a minimum 70% age graded performance (you can check your performance here) during the qualifying window from January 1, 2019 through application close on May 7, 2021. Tryouts are optional and you are able to submit any race(s) that achieve the qualifying standard during the qualifying window.

  • The team cap is 26 members: 13 men and 13 women

  • Should qualified applicants exceed the number of available slots, selections will be made based on age graded

  • Selected team will be active through the end of 2021, but will have to re-apply for 2022 at which point, all future teams will have yearly terms

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