Youth Program

While the regular Columbia Track Club events are open to people of all ages, CTC also holds several youth events throughout the year. From the Summer Youth Program to the CTC Colts cross country teams. Below is a list of kids events. For more kids events in the area, please see our links section.

Summer Youth Program

This five-week program takes place on Wednesday nights at 5:45 pm beginning in June and stresses personal improvement for kids ages 3 to 18. More than 100 youth compete in running and walking events (ranging from 50-yard dash to 1-mile run) and field events (long jump and shot put). For more information contact: Dick Hessler 573-874-2906.

See Summer Youth Program flyer for further information.

CTC Colts

Columbia Track Club Colts cross country team runs as part of Central Missouri Athletic Circuit (CMAC). All children aged 6-14 are welcome. Practices begin in late August.  A $20 family membership in the Columbia Track Club is the only team cost. For more information contact Greg and Rachel Blomquist (CTC.ColtsXC@gmail.com).

Sign Up: https://forms.gle/ZRSkfLnY2PNpvNgV9

See Colts Cross Country flyer for further information.

Scholarships

CTC annually awards $1,000 Joe Marks Youth Scholarships to students from local high schools.  To be considered for the scholarships, students must be involved in either track & field or cross country and be an active member of CTC where he/she has volunteered in various running/walking events.  The scholarships are funded by club memberships, club-sponsored events and private donations. Download current application.

2022 2021
Drew Freeman
Matthew Hauser
2020
Nathan Forck
Marissa Kraus
2019
Rachel Edidin
2018
Caroline Stevens
2017
Samuel Baumer
Rebecca Rubinstein
2015
Lucas Harrington
Alexander Keneipp
2014
Zach Cook
Madison May
2013
Nicole Mello
2012
Jordan Cook
Devin Sander
Danica Shimkus
Connor Gundy
2011
Erin Occena
Adelyn Myers
Grady Harrington
Griffin Humphreys
2009
Emma Myers
Colin McDonald
2008
Ben Keown
Melea Shimkus
2007
Joshua Mantooth
2006
Zachary Chapman
Hannah Hassemer
2005
Jimmy Keown
Elizabeth Cohen
Ian McLeod
Kurt Schauwecker
Steve Shimkus
2004
Jeff Haddock
Ellen Pagan
Anne Case-Halferty
Katie McInvale
2003
Nathan Smith
Jessica Stobie
2001
Dawn McGavock
2000
Matt Tanner
Rachel Williams
1999
Sarah Williams
Angie Stobie
Steve Pagan
1998
Kristi Reams
1997
Katie Bihr
Melissa Pagan
Jimmy Rambur
Christian Reed
1996
Brigitta Hessler
Nick Smith
1995
Monica Lewis
Brandon Beissenherz
Christian Reed
1994
Dean Brown
Josh Johnson
Jenni Cordia
James Padfield
Jeff Jasperse
1993
Tom Smith
1990
Scott Middlestadt
1989
Scott Middlestadt
1988
Scott Middlestadt
Steve Linsenbardt

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