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 three “Kids Mile” events held after regular Club races, to the CTC Colts cross country and track teams. Below is a list of kids events.

For more information contact: Dick Hessler 573-874-2906

Event Description
P.A.L.S. Schedule The events, times and locations
P.A.L.S. Cross Country Championship Meet Stephens Park
Columbia, MO
Mayor’s Mile held after the St. Patrick’s Day 5k, 12 and under
Family Fitness run/walk held in May, 12 and under
Kids Mile around Memorial Day, with the Wellaware 5k, 12 and under
Summer Youth Program Wednesday nights in June and July
The form for the current year should be in that folder. Let us know if it isn’t. Here’s the Volunteer sign-up sheet for 2014.
Colts Cross Country
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Practice for cross country for 5-8 grades starts on a Sunday afternoon at Stephens Lake Park in August. Meet on the south end of the lake at the top of the sled hill. Take the Broadway drive, keep left, second parking lot. A $20.00 family membership in the Columbia Track Club is the only team cost.Coaches Hessler and Luebbering

Scholarships

CTC annually awards $500 scholarships to one male and female from each local high school.  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.  The club also awards scholarships to University of Missouri-Columbia exercise science students.

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

Summer Youth Program

This six-week program stesses personal improvement for kids age 4 through 16.  Held for six consecutive Wednesdays from the first of June through July each year, it attracts more than 100 youngsters for running and walking events (from 200 meters to 3 miles) and field events.

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