March 29th Update

Dear RTRacers-
We hope that everyone is staying healthy, practicing social distancing, and enjoying time with their family as we navigate through these unpredictable times.
Ironically, this is the first time in years that the mild winter and temperatures would have worked in our favor to practice outside. Usually, we would all be bundled up in layers complaining about how cold it is at the Morris Hills track and wondering why we can’t practice indoors.
We would like to take some time to update everyone on where things stand with the current track season.
Unfortunately, we are still unable to schedule practices and start the season. As long as the schools and fields remain closed, we will not be able to practice. As a best-case scenario, we will look to start the season after Spring Break. However, this remains dependent on whether schools are reopened.
In the interim, Coach Steve has posted workouts for RT Racers on the online training app. Details about that were emailed to you.
There are also some workouts if you are stuck inside or in your backyard – they are posted under the “workouts” tab. There is one specifically for the clinic. Have the family join in as well!
We remain hopeful that we will be able to have a track season. However, at this point, the health and safety of all racers, coaches, volunteers, family, and friends remain our top priority.
In the event that the track season must be canceled, we will issue refunds to all registrants. Until that time, please allow us to navigate the current situation rather than e-mailing us to request a refund.

Spirit wear: Is scheduled to arrive as stated on the website where orders were placed, 4-6 weeks from when the store closed. We will contact everyone with pick-up instructions once they arrive.

 
We will continue to update everyone. Stay healthy, and keep running. 
 
The RTRacers Board and Coaches 

Important Update

To our RTRacers community:

 

We are excited for the upcoming track season to start. While the weather has been cooperating, unfortunately, other things have presented new challenges for us to think about and consider.
As everyone is well aware, the Coronavirus has thrown the entire world upside down.
While we would love to get on the track and start the season, we feel that it is important to put other priorities first. Like everyone else, the health and safety of all of our RTRacer kids, families, coaches, and volunteers is of utmost importance.
This is uncharted territory for everyone, and we are hopeful that we will be able to start practicing as soon as possible. However, at this time, we feel that the best course of action is to take things on a week by week basis and delay the start of the season.
There will not be any practices from March 16th to March 27th. We will continue to communicate with everyone and are hopeful that we will be able to begin the season soon.
In the interim, we will be sending out some workouts that we hope families may use until we are able to start practicing as a team.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. Stay healthy, keep running, and we look forward to starting the season soon.
The RTRacers Board
rtracers@gmail.com

Spirit Store closes 3/16

Last-minute Sign-ups click here

The Spirit Store is open and it will close on March 16th – click here!

On Saturday, March 14 at 9AM,  Morris Catholic will be hosting the 9th Annual
St Pat’s 5K Challenge.  The course is a fast, pretty flat, out and back.
If anyone is interested: The link to RUNSIGNUP is


RT Racers Practices for March 16, 18 and 20 have been canceled

Informational Flyer about our program

Become an RT Racers sponsor for the 2020 Season!

Questions: rtracers@gmail.com

XC Season Updates

The season ended on 10/28/18 with the Lakeland League Championship Meet.
Some runners are competing in post-season races:

November 4, 2018: State XC Race at Deer Park, Flemington, NJ
November 18, 2018: Mid-eastern Regional Race in Philadelphia, PA

End-of-the-season party will be held November 12th, 2018. Details will be e-mailed to all participants.

E-mail Coach Mark Brennan for questions: mark.brennan1535@gmail.com

 

 

VERIZON 5K INFO

 
LAKELAND VOLUNTEERS – RAIN OR SHINE!!
 
 
 
1) 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Start/Finish area – this includes t-shirt and fanny pack handout. Park at the Alexander Hamilton School lot which is a short walk from the staging area in the high school parking lot. There is a second lot at the high school near the Alexander Hamilton School that we can use also. This group will include the high school volunteers and will be coordinated by Mr. Higgins, Mrs Standridge and Mrs Adler.
 
2) 6 pm– 9:00 pm – Water Stations – meet near the corner of Mills St and Sussex Turnpike between 5:45 and 6:00 and park on the side streets near that corner. (If you come down Sussex towards Morristown turn right on Mills St and make the first right on Tuxedo and park there. The other option would be to park at the Alexander Hamilton School further down on Mills and walk back up). Coach Pietrewicz will coordinate the water stop volunteers which will be divided up into two groups to man the two water stops, both of which are a short walk away from the parking area at the corner. Two Porto johns will be available for the water stop volunteers in two locations. The Alexander Hamilton parking lot and the little triangle island at the intersection of Cutler, Ralph and Sussex.
 
Water stop locations:
Walker Ave – shortly after the 1 mile mark just before Mills St. This is on the other side (north side) of Sussex Turnpike.
Kenmuir Ave – just off Mills St on the way back around 2.5 miles.
 
We will have pizza and refreshments at the Alexander Hamilton School parking lot
after we have finished. Thanks for volunteering – we will have a lot of fun.
 
Kevin Higgins Cell # 973-647-2724
Coach P Cell # 201-841-0566