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 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!