Endurance – The Crew

Coaches: Samantha Read

The Distance Crew is for senior high school-aged athletes and older. The Crew is made of middle distance and distance athletes interested in training and competing in Track and Field and Cross Country. In addition to their local school competitions, athletes will have opportunity to compete provincially, nationally and in the United States.

The training year runs September to August. The group has on going registration throughout the year. In the fall the focus is on cross country. During the indoor season athletes will compete in the full slate of events from the 400m up to the 5000m including the steeple chase. Athletes meet four days per with an optional session on the weekend depending on their fitness level.


TRAINING SCHEDULE

Cross Country – Fall 2021

Start Date: August 2021

Monday Canmore Park 5:30-7:00 pm
Tuesday U of C – IM Fields 5:30-7:00 pm
Thursday N. Glenmore Park 5:30-7:00 pm
Friday Sandy Beach (near Glenmore Athletic Track) or Pool Run 5:30-7:00 pm

Indoor Season

Monday Calgary Olympic Oval 5:00-7:00 pm
Tuesday Calgary Olympic Oval (Weights – Location & Time TBD) 5:00-7:00 pm
Thursday Calgary Olympic Oval 5:00-7:00 pm
Friday Calgary Olympic Oval (Weights – Location & Time TBD) 5:00-7:00 pm

Outdoor Season

The outdoor season starts April 1, 2022.

Monday Foothills Athletic Park (Weights – Location & Time TBD) 5:00-7:00 pm
Tuesday Glenmore Athletic Park 5:00-7:00 pm
Thursday Foothills Athletic Park 5:00-7:00 pm
Friday Foothills Athletic Park 5:00-7:00 pm

Volunteer Requirement

Caltaf does have a volunteer requirement.  Each family is expected to volunteer/officiate at the Caltaf Track Classic (in June) and one other meet of their choice. If the volunteer requirement is not met a $300.00 fee is charged on June 30. Note that we are very strict with respect to the fulfillment of the volunteer requirement. Track and Field and Caltaf, is one of the lowest cost sports in the city, but like almost every other sport in Calgary we depend on our volunteers to help run the organization and the events. Unfortunately, we have found it necessary to charge a volunteer fee if the time that we ask people to volunteer is not met. Our preference is not to charge people as the main goal is to have enough volunteers participating in the Club, so we do not have to hire outside people to help run the Caltaf Track Classic and subsequently be forced to increase our fees.   

If you have more questions, please email Paula McKenzie at the Caltaf office at info@caltaf.com or call 403-686-6011. We encourage athletes to come out to our training session for a one-week free trial to ensure that the group, coaches, and training is a good fit.  If you are interested, please let Paula know and she can provide that information to you.