October 2013 Schedule

The October schedule will focus on conditioning and skill building however we will begin transitioning to speed drills. All practice sessions will take place at the East River Park Track at E 6th Street and the FDR Drive New York, NY. Some runners will prepare for the Youth Jamboree on October 19th. The Youth Jamboree will take place at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory  and will feature a variety of track and field events for Grades Pre-K thru 5 beginning at 8:00 a.m and Grades 6 and older starting at 12:00 noon.

The October schedule is as follows:

[one_half] 2nd Practice (5:30 pm East River Park Track )
6th Practice  (9:30 am East River Park Track )
9th Practice (5:30 pm East River Park Track )
13th No Practice: Columbus Day Weekend
16th Practice (5:30 pm East River Park Track )
19th Youth Jamboree 8:00 The Armory
20th No Practice
30th Practice (5:30 pm East River Park Track )
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Save the date for the Season Kickoff Celebration.

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Pre-Season Kick-Off Communication 09-14-13

Dear Running Families,

Welcome to the start of the Five Points Runners 2013-14 season! This coming season promises to be as rewarding and challenging (if not more) for our runners. As a running community, our aim is to provide a quality and enriching experience for our runners. Please understand that our foremost concern is their health and safety.

Our first day of practice for the season is Sunday, September 15th. Parents please note that we participate in NYRR and USATF indoor and outdoor events from September through early July. Our main focus over the next few weeks will be on learning and reinforcing the fundamentals of Track & Field using formal and informal exercises designed to increase skills, build strength, improve form and increase flexibility. We will also focus on working as a team and looking at different ways to measure progress. Below you will find some important information you should know.

  • Practice Location: Practices take place on the East River Park Track at E 6th Street and the FDR Drive New York, NY. We meet on Sundays at 9:30 – 11:00 am and Wednesdays at 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Should you need assistance locating the track on Sunday, please call Chris Vanderloo at (917) 287-2807 for directions.   [Map and directions]
  • Documents & Dues: Registration forms can be downloaded from our website. All runners, including those who were with us last season, will need to complete updated registration forms, including health forms.
    The annual fee is $50 per runner; note that clothing, any equipment costs and some race fees are charged separately. Please plan to bring your forms with you to the track during the first two weeks; all completed documents and fees are due by Sunday, Sept. 29.
  • Attire: Runners should wear good running sneakers at each practice. They should dress in layers, preferably of wicking fabric, in accordance with the weather conditions.
  • What to Bring: Runners should  bring a water bottle to each practice and should have a light snack for after practice. They should not eat a large, heavy meal prior to practice. Also, make sure that runners use the bathroom prior to practice!
  • Survey: If you have not already completed the survey we respectfully ask that you please do so; it should take no more than 10-15 minutes of your time. 
  • Website Updates: We updated our website with general enhancements and will inform you when we can accept payments on-line. This will allow us to receive credit card and other payments for registration fees, uniform purchases and donations. This does not, however, preclude us from receiving check and cash payments.
  • Calendar Dates: Please save the following key dates:
  1. Sunday, Sept. 15th, 9:30 am – Track practice resumes
  2. Friday, Sept. 20th – FPR Season Pot Luck Kickoff
  3. Friday, Oct 4. – FPR Volunteer Planning Committee Meeting – all families are welcome to join the committee
As always, let us know if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you on the track!
Happy Running
!Lydia Vanderloo
John Wiltshire
Five Points Runners Track Club

Summer Update 08-18-14

Dear Running Families,

We hope you have been enjoying a fun and relaxing summer. We have been planning and are excited about our Five Points Runners, Inc. third season.

USATF Regionals – Junior Olympics
In the final weeks of our 2013-2014 Season, several members of our team qualified for the USATF Junior Olympics Region 1 track meet, held July 10-13 in Fitchburg, MA. We had several outstanding performances; Rory Power and Tess Wiltshire competed in the Long Jump, Liana Stern participated in the 200m and the 400m, and our Girls 9-10 Year Old Relay team – Ella Lempert, Emilee Rivera, Iris Vanderloo and Katie Wiltshire – completed a challenging 4 x 100m relay. Daniel Dulstin qualified for the 200 and 400-meter events and participated in the 400 meters only. Daniel advanced to the Nationals in Texas, however elected to not participate.

Participating in this elite event put a stunning cap on a very successful season for our team. Congrats to all!

New Website
We are in the final stages of revamping our website at www.fivepointsrunners.com. Here, you will find updated registration forms, event information, and more. You will be sent a separate communication with the launch date. Please make sure to bookmark the page!

Season Kick-Off Potluck Party & Registration
We will begin practice on Wednesday, September 3rd. Additionally, we will hold our season kick-off on Friday, September 5, at 6pm. This will be a potluck celebration and will also serve as registration and apparel pick-up. Forms can be downloaded in advance from our website (we will also have copies available). Please note that you will need to bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport (you need not bring the original).

Apparel &  Fees
We have restructured our registration fees for this season. Fees will be an all-inclusive range of $120 to $250 and will include race fees, insurance and team apparel. Apparel consists of: track jacket, track pants, practice tee shirt, competition shorts, and competition singlet. All athletes must have these five items of clothing. Returning athletes can purchase only those items needed. The fee schedule is as follows:

New Members $250
Existing Members with Apparel $120
Existing Members without Apparel ($120 plus cost of apparel) $120+
Spring New Joiners (April-July) $200

First Event: NYRR’s Fifth Avenue Mile
The NYRR’s esteemed Fifth Avenue Mile will be our first event for the 2014-2015 season. It will be held on Saturday, September 13. Please let us know ASAP if your child would like to participate.

Team Practice Schedule for September
All practices below will be held at the 6th Street Track in the East River Park
Wednesday, September 3, 5:30-6:30 pm
Sunday, September 7, 9:30-11 am
Wednesday, September 10, 5:30-6:30 pm
Sunday, September 14, 9:30-11 am
Wednesday, September 17, 5:30-6:30 pm
Sunday, September 21, 9:30-11 am
Wednesday, September 24, 5:30-6:30 pm
Sunday, September 28, 9:30-11 am

We have been at work this summer planning a fantastic season ahead. Although we are sad to see the long days of summer fade, we are excited to welcome back our returning athletes and extend a warm welcome to our new members. We are looking forward to seeing you all on September 5th!