Unless you’re still in high school or college, the opportunity to be a part of a running team is hard to find. For us, some of our favorite running experiences have more to do with the teammates or the people we experienced them with than with the actual running we did. Our time spent on teams has shown that being a part of a group can help bring out the best in an individual as each member strives to help contribute to the goals of the whole team. There is something about being a part of something bigger than ourselves that gives us a sense of purpose, direction, and belonging. And, let’s face it; running with others makes it a heck of a lot more fun to pound that pavement (or trail)!
Since 2014, we have had approximately 10 women and 10 men that make up our UTR Elite Racing Team each year. These individuals are considered Utah’s local elite and typically place well in the overall men’s and women’s standings at local races.
In 2016, in addition to our Elite Racing Team, we created a racing team for individuals that are looking to be a part of something A-M-A-Z-I-N-G…The UtahRunning.com Racing Team!!
If you are interested in joining our
UtahRunning.com Racing Team,
Here are the requirements:
Submit a race result time (5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon) that is in the 70th percentile or above when age-graded (race result must be within the last two years)
— “How do I know if my race result is in the 70th percentile or above when age-graded?”… Go to this Age-Grade Calculator to calculate your result (http://www.heartbreakhill.
Willing to participate in at least 6 Utah races throughout the year wearing the highly visible, super-duper fast looking, UtahRunning.com Racing Tank
Pay Team Fee of $20
To apply to be a part of the UtahRunning.com Racing Team fill out the application below…
UtahRunning.com Racing Team Application
What are the benefits of being on the team?
Technical Racing Tank
Camaraderie among teammates, support system, motivation to perform to the best of your ability to help achieve the goals of the team
FREE Utah Running Club Membership – access to group runs, workouts, race discounts, giveaways
30% Discount on shoes and apparel at Wasatch Running Center
Access to advice from Elite Team Members via Facebook Group Page
Recognition, notoriety, and the opportunity to represent a group that holds themselves to a high standard
Opportunity to participate in team activities and group runs
Opportunity to attend the Kick-off Party and End of Year Awards Banquet
Discounted pricing for UtahRunning.com races and Free entrance into UtahRunning.com clinics
Join UtahRunning.com Racing Team today and prepare yourself for the FUN and SUCCESS you will find as you rub shoulders with the best running/racing group Utah has to offer!
Re-Qualifying for Racing Team:
We want as many people to be involved with the team as possible, but we also want the qualifications to be a high enough standard that people have to work to make the team and stay on the team. We also realize there are injuries or pregnancies that sometimes come up that may take us out of the racing scene for a bit and that re-qualifying every year may be too often. So we have settled on racing team members having to qualify every two calendar years (rather than from the exact date you qualified for the team). For example, let’s say I ran a qualifying time in July 2017 and was accepted onto the team that same month. I would be qualified for the racing team in 2017 and 2018, but I would need to re-submit a qualifying race time at the end of 2018 to be on the 2019 racing team.
Racing Team Fees:
-$20 first year
-$15 returning year
While qualifying for the team will take place every two calendar years, team fees will need to be paid at the beginning of each year to continue as a member of the team for the new year.