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.
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|
|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|
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|
The registration fees for the 2021-2022 are $1350.00. The payments may be broken up into three installments due September, November and April. Our registration fees are prorated monthly. Please contact the Caltaf Office for detailed fees. Athletes are responsible for all costs associated with traveling with the team to track meets. (I book the travel and then invoice the athlete). In addition to the registration fee, there is a $105 facility fee. This fee is refundable by working one bingo. There is also a mandatory Athletics Alberta fee of $60-105 depending on the age of the athlete (Athletics Alberta is our governing body and the AA fee is forwarded by me directly to AA)
To offset these costs, we offer bingo and casino opportunities as well as other fundraising options throughout the year. There is also an athlete assistance fund and other grants such as Jumpstart and Kidsport that are available if needed.
The breakdown of the fees for a September/October start for the 2021-2022 season:
Registration Fee – $300.00
Facility Fee – $105.00
AA Fee – Between $60.00 and $105.00 (depending on the age of the athlete)
Singlet – $60.00
November 1, 2021
Registration Fee – $650.00
April 1, 2020
Registration Fee $400.00
June 30, 2020
Volunteer fee $300.00 – If the volunteer requirement has not been met, this fee will be assessed on June 30th.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.