Spring Track sign-ups are closed at this time.

We are so excited that everyone is looking forward to returning to track this season. Based on the overwhelming registration response we have received from returning racers, at this time sign-ups are now closed. Please understand that these limits are in place to ensure the health and safety of all coaches, volunteers, and kids in the track program. Should conditions change, we will look to re-open registration. Thank you for your understanding as we navigate this situation. We will continue to post updates regarding registration, virtual meetings, practice, and health protocols here and on our facebook page. 

Practices will start on April 5th, 2021. Until the track facilities at Morris Hills and Morris Knolls are available to us, we will run track practices at alternate locations in Rockaway Township. Practices will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday (6:00-7:30 pm). Clinic (8 years and below) will practice on Monday and Wednesday (6:00-7:00 PM).

Track and Field Spring 2021 – UPDATE

We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. Our hope is to have a great track season in the spring and we have already begun planning. While sign-ups for the season would normally begin in January, we are delaying this until February when we hope to have a better idea about the meet schedule, use of practice fields, and size limits. For those that participated in our fall Cross Country Season and may have left things behind or did not get your end of season gift, please contact us.  
 

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at rtracers@gmail.com or via our Facebook page.

Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year. Keep on running!

The RT Racers Coaches and Board

Fall 2020 XC season:

RESULTS for 10-4-2020, 10-11-2020, 10-18-2020 and 10/25/2020

Practices: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-7:15 PM.
Practice locations: Egbert’s Lake, Enholm Field
Meets: 10-4-2020 Home meet vs. Denville
10-11-2020 Away Meet at Kinnelon
10-18-2020 Home Meet vs. Parsippany
10-25-2020 Home Meet vs. Butler, 9AM Egbert’s Lake
11-1-2020 Championship Meet (limited entries) Palmer Park, Long Valley
End of season get-together (outside): Peterson Field, Upper Parking Lot 11/20/20 – 5PM

Another nice sunset at Egbert’s Lake (our new stomping grounds).

XC Season update

Good news: XC registration will open shortly. The planning process and the necessary paperwork took a lot longer than we thought.

Please check back here for a link to register (via TeamSnap) latest by Saturday morning.

Practices will be held Tuesday and Thursday 6:00-7:30 PM, location TBA, and dual meets with other towns will start in October.
Can’t wait to see you all!
The RT Racers Board

XC update – August 10

The Lakeland league is still working on a format that supports a safe model of running XC meets. The meets that we used to run in on Sundays had about 600-800 kids in it. Since outdoor gatherings have been reduced to 250, we have to come up with a way to run meets that are in compliance, which might mean dual/tri or quad meets (meaning that we would compete against only 1, 2 or 3 other towns.)

We are working on putting together the registration on TeamSnap with all the necessary extra Covid-19 paperwork. RT Racers is committed to running a program!

In the meantime you can help us by sending an email to rtracers@gmail.com if your child is interested in participating this fall. This way we get an idea of how big our team will be.

Thank you for your patience!

Anneliese Yombor (RT Racers Program Director) – annelieseyombor@gmail.com
Brian Graham (XC Head Coach) – briangraham7@yahoo.com

XC- Season

Hello RT Racers Families!
Here is a quick update on the upcoming XC season:
We are planning on running our program within the guidelines of the NJ Department of Health and the CDC. The guidelines are subject to frequent change and might cause us to change direction, but at this point, we are hopeful to have a cross country season in the fall.
Practices will change from Mon/Wed/Fri to Tuesday & Thursday. Location TBA.
The Lakeland League is currently working on a format for running the weekly meets at Greystone/Central Park of Morris.
Teamsnap registration will open the first week of August. A registration link will be posted here. We will also email the link to all past participants.
In the meantime, please contact us with questions at rtracers@gmail.com

The RT Racers Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season Update 5-6-2020

RTRacers:
We hope that all of our RTRacers athletes, families, coaches, volunteers, and friends have been staying healthy throughout these unprecedented times.
Our goal had been to have a track season this spring, even if it was delayed or looked different. Unfortunately, with the news this week that schools would remain closed through the end of the academic year, we have no choice but to cancel the track season. Please be aware of the following:
  • All registration fees will be refunded in full. This will be done by the end of the week but may take 5-7 business days to become effective.
  • All merchandise orders that were placed have come in and should have already been distributed. Please let us know if you have not received your order.
As many of you know, the RTRacers track team is like a family. Many of our runners start in the clinic program and continue as a varsity athlete all the way through middle school. Not only do our runners achieve personal bests in races and events, but they also make valuable and long-lasting friendships. Many of our parents start as volunteers and find themselves becoming coaches, even after their child has graduated from the program. We also have many graduates that return each year to volunteer and mentor other runners. Not being able to have a season is a tremendous disappointment, but we know that it is a decision that helps to ensure the health and safety of all of us. We would like to thank everyone that had planned on volunteering and coaching to make this another successful year.
While we may not be able to get together on the field, we are still working on ways to honor our graduating runners that were not able to take one last lap together on the track. More news on this to follow.
As the weather gets nicer, continue to exercise and wear your RTRacers gear. We look forward to seeing our long-distance runners in the fall for the Cross Country season, and everyone back on the track in 2021!