2019 Shamrock Sign-Up- DEADLINE 1/31

Shamrock Run - Sunday, March 17th

The local Shamrock Run has always been a great event for all ages and distances.  For anyone interested in running, make sure that when you sign up, you select the "Team Member" registration option for whatever race you are entering.   When asked for the team name, enter "Bowerman".  The deadline to sign up under our team is JANUARY 31st. For any youth athletes running we recommend that you stick to either the 5k distance or the Kids 1k.  

Event Details:

Date: Sunday, March 17th
Distances: Kids 1k, 5k, 8k, 15k, Half Marathon
Website/Registration:https://www.motivrunning.com/shamrock-run-portland/
Team Name: Simply Bowerman
Schedule:

Please note: start times subject to change.

5K Start Time: 8:00 am
15K Start Time: 8:55 am
Half Start Time: 9:20 am
Leprechaun Lap Start Time: 9:40 am
8K Start Time: 10:10 am
Stride Start Time: 10:30 am

BTC End of Year Banquet

Hello BTC Youth,

This is a reminder about our Bowerman Track Club End of the Year Banquet this Friday Dec. 14th at 6:30pm at the Tiger Woods Center on Nike Campus (One Bowerman Dr, Beaverton, OR 97005). Pizza and Salad will be provided and there will be a cash bar for adults. Everyone from all practice locations are encouraged to attend. We look forward to seeing everyone there to celebrate the accomplishments of 2018 for our entire club!

-BTC Coaches

Final Youth Practice of the Season TONIGHT!

Attention BTC Youth,

Tonight is the final practice of the 2018 season! Practice will be as normal for all locations (Nike, Sherwood, Eastside). Sherwood location will have their short Christmas run so parents, please make sure to arrive earlier than normal for athlete pick up.

For those racing at Nationals this weekend in Reno, please expect an additional announcement regarding details for the event (nationals payment, team meetings, dinner, etc.)

For all BTC Youth and family, please make sure to attend our BTC End of the Year Banquet on Dec. 14th at 6:30pm at the Tiger Woods Center on Nike Campus. Pizza and Salad will be provided and there will be a cash bar for adults. We look forward to seeing everyone there to celebrate the accomplishments of 2018 for our entire club!

-BTC Coaches

Thanksgiving Day Alternatives

BTC Athletes and Parents,

We will be holding normal Tuesday practice normally this week.  There will be no practice at any location on Thursday due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.  For Thursday, we encourage kids to take part in a local Turkey Trot/Give-n-Gobble.  Here are some suggested races:

Oak Hills Turkey Trot
Turkeython (3 race locations: Tigard, Downtown Portland, Hillsboro)

*The Turkeython race organizers have set up a discount code for all Bowerman athletes and their family. The discount code is ‘Bowerman’.

If you are unable to participate in one of those an alternative workout suggestion is:

Suggested Thursday Workout

Fartlek Workout -   Make sure to do warm-up run and drills/strides.  The point of this workout is to run continuously, alternating between race pace (think mid race pace per mile) and easy jogging.  Once the fartlek is started, you will run continuous until the cool down.

13-14 Boys and Girls - 10 min warm-up, Drills and Strides, 10x(1:00 hard, 1:00 easy), 5 min cool down
11-12 Boys and Girls - 10 min warm-up, Drills and Strides, 7x(1:00 hard, 1:00 easy), 5 min cool down
9-10 Boys and Girls - 8 min warm-up, Drills and Strides, 4x(2:30 tempo, 1:00 easy), 5 min cool down
8&U Boys and Girls - 5 min warm-up, Drills and Strides, 5x(1:00 tempo, 1:00 walk/jog), 5 min cool down

We encourage athletes to choose only one of the two options above (race or workout) and make sure they are properly resting and taking it easy over the weekend.

IMPORTANT: Regionals Results, Nationals Info, etc.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW! PLEASE READ ALL!

What a fantastic weekend at the USATF Regional Meet in Yakima.  Great job to all those who competed.  We're looking to taking a big group on to nationals.  As a reminder, EVERYONE is invited to continue coming to practice all the way through Tuesday, December 4th.  For anyone interested in going to nationals, please fill out the nationals sign-up below.

Practice this week
We will have practice as usual on Tuesday but there will be no practice on Thursday during the Thanksgiving holiday. We will send out a suggested workout or Turkey Trot at a later date.

2018 BTC Year End Banquet

Our annual BTC banquet is scheduled for Friday, December 14th @ 6:30 pm.  The banquet will be held in the Tiger Woods Building on the Nike Campus.  Dinner and drinks will be provided and there will be a cash bar.  All our youth athletes and families are welcome to attend.  We will recognize the 2018 highlights of the youth program as well as the other parts of our club, including the Masters, Elites and Pros.  

USATF Regional Results

Regionals Results Link

Nationals Qualifiers

Overview of qualifiers by age group:
8&U Girls -  1 Team Qualified (Top 8 BTC Athletes)
8&U Boys - 1 Team Qualified (Top 8 BTC Athletes)
9-10 Girls -  1 Teams Qualified (Top 8 BTC Athletes)
9-10 Boys -  1 Team Qualified (Top 8 BTC Athletes)
11-12 Girls -  1 Team Qualified (Top 8 BTC Athletes)
11-12 Boys -  1 Team Qualified (Top 8 BTC Athletes)
13-14 Girls - 1 Team Qualified (Top 8 BTC Athletes)
13-14 Boys -  1 Team Qualified (Top 8 BTC Athletes)

The spots to fill nationals teams will be offered in descending order based on regionals finish.  If anyone who has qualified as part of a team for nationals turns down their spot, the spot will be offered to the next person on our list.  To declare yourself for nationals please follow the steps below.  

Nationals Declarations

Step 1: Check Qualifiers List - GIRLS/BOYS

On the Qualifiers List, all names highlighted in GREEN have qualified for nationals as part of a team.  All names listed that are not highlighted are not currently qualified, but will be offered a spot on the team in the order they appear if anyone qualified declines their spot at nationals.  Names listed with NO under Declaration are either ineligible or have turned down their spot.

STEP 2: Declare Yes or No for Nationals - CLICK HERE

Enter your name and yes or no declaring your plans to attend nationals.  As everyone declares, we will update the qualifiers list (may have a couple hours delay in updating once you declare).  If you are someone on the waitlist, you can get an idea of your chances of getting bumped up as people in front of you declare.  If you have multiple children, fill out the declaration for each of them.

USATF National Meet (Saturday, December 8th)

Where: San Rafael Regional Park, Reno, NV

Schedule: Races every 30 minutes starting with Girls 8&U @ 9:00 AM

Travel: Each family is in charge of their own travel to and from Nationals.  Most of the coaches and team will travel down on Thursday and return Sunday, but feel free to make alternative plans as long as you will be there for the race on Saturday!

Flights: Reno (RNO is the most direct airport and affordable, considering its proximity to Portland.  Right now, you can find flights as low as $185 round trip if you look at different options, especially if you are willing to fly out on Thursday.  Nationals travel can be a good opportunity to use airline companion tickets if you have any of those as well. 

**Flight Discounts** - Once you have a USATF number, you can get 10% off Delta and United flights.  Discount Page

Nationals Hotel Block

Hotel:  For nationals we have reserved a block of 35 rooms so we can have most everyone in the same spot.  The hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn Reno. The hotel is holding the block for us to book until November 26th. Our block of rooms is reserved for Thursday (12/6), Friday (12/7) and Saturday (12/8).

If you find that the block is full on the link below, please call and inquire to a room within the “Bowerman Track Club Block”. If they say they are full, ask to be placed on the “Bowerman Track Club Wait List”.

You can sign up for a room and cancel before November 26th.

TEAM HOTEL DETAILS

Hilton Garden Inn Reno
9920 Double R Boulevard, Reno, Nevada 89521

Cost: $119 + tax per night (includes breakfast)

Please book here.

 

2018 USATF Regional Meet Details and Short Thursday Practice

Thursday Practice:

Sherwood athletes, practice will be 1 hour long from 5:30-6:30pm. Nike and NE Portland parents please arrive a little early as practice will likely be short, finishing around 6:00pm, and we do not want athletes standing out in the cold, especially a few days out from Regionals.

Important information regarding regionals below.  Please read all.

Declared Entries

Thank you to everyone who was prompt with your declaration.  We are only waiting on a couple to declare, but everyone else should show up on the roster below.  IF ANYONE'S PLANS CHANGE OR YOU DON'T THINK YOU WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE IT, PLEASE LET US KNOW ASAP.  IF YOU ARE SIGNED UP AND DON'T RUN, YOU MAY BE PREVENTING ANOTHER ONE OF OUR ATHLETES FROM RUNNING.

Regionals Roster 


Regionals Payment

If you are racing Regionals and have not paid for registration, it can be paid here. If you have multiple athletes racing, please pay seperately. This is the preferred payment method but we will accept check and cash through Saturday.

Meet Schedule (Saturday, November 17th):

9:00 AM - 8&U Girls
9:30 AM - 8&U Boys
10:00 AM - 9-10 Girls
10:30 AM - 9-10 Boys
11:00 AM - 11-12 Girls
11:30 PM - 11-12 Boys
12:00 PM - 13-14 Girls
12:30 PM - 13-14 Boys

**Please arrive at least 1 hour before your race**

Course Maps 

Course Location - Franklin Park, Yakima, WA
The course will be open to jog at 3 PM on Friday if anyone will be up in Yakima.  We will not be meeting as a team to do so, but feel free to do a walk-jog of the course.

2k Course
3k Course
4k Course

Meet Parking

Apparently parking will be an issue and there are specific instructions for overflow parking.  Please read below.  We've been told it will be evident when you arrive.

PARKING ALERT
There are close to 100 parking spots at either Franklin Middle School or the Yakima Museum.

Additional parking on any surface streets EXCEPT Stanley Blvd. 23rd is on the west side of the park, Chestnut is on the north side of the park, and 19th is on the east side of the park. You can also park one or two blocks further back but please make sure you do not block anyone’s driveway.

Central Lutheran parking lot will also be open on Saturday. If all of that parking is taken up, more parking is available on the south side of Tie-in Drive but please use the cross-walk which is by 21st Ave as this is a busy street.

Qualification Process For Nationals

The top 5 teams (8 athletes per team) and the top 30 individuals at regionals will qualify for nationals.  Unlike the state meet where we split our rosters to try and qualify as many teams as possible for regionals, we will focus on trying to qualify one team from regionals to nationals.  For any of our teams, the top 8 BTC finishers at regionals will fill the spots on the nationals team, regardless of which team on they are entered under for regionals.  In other words, an athlete entered on a "B" team for regionals can still make the nationals team if they finish in the top 8 BTC finishers at regionals.

Urgent Regionals Information (Payment, Declarations, etc.)

Regionals Payment

For those racing Regionals this weekend, we have set up online payment for registration. Regionals registration is $15 and can be paid here. If you have multiple athletes racing, please pay seperately. This is the preferred payment method but we will accept check and cash through Saturday.

DECLARATIONS
Please make sure to declare your daughter/son for regionals!! There are athletes waiting to find out if they’re racing on Saturday so please follow the steps below even if you don't plan to run regionals. Regionals is a quick turn around and we need to have our entries finalized by Tuesday night, so please declare ASAP!

NOTE ABOUT QUALIFICATION:

Note, only those who ran the state meet this weekend are eligible to run at regionals. In order to qualify for regionals you need to be in the top 35 individually or one of the top 5 teams. Each team that we qualified can have up to 8 people on it. In some age groups we qualified 2 or 3 teams which means our top 16 or 24 BTC finishers are qualified as part of those teams. I does not matter which BTC team you were registered under for the state meet. If we qualified a team and you were in the top 8 BTC finishers, you have first rights to the team spot.

Step 1: Check Qualifiers List - BOYS LIST / GIRLS LIST

On the Qualifiers List, all names highlighted in GREEN are currently qualified for regionals individually or part of a team. All names not highlighted are not currently qualified, but will be offered a spot on the team in the order they appear if anyone qualified declines their spot at regionals.

STEP 2: Declare Yes or No for Regionals - CLICK HERE

Enter your name and yes or no declaring your plans to attend regionals.  As everyone declares, we will update the qualifiers list (may have a couple hours delay in updating once you declare).  If you are someone on the waitlist, you can get an idea of your chances of getting bumped up as people in front of you declare.  If you have multiple children, fill out the declaration for each of them.

Regionals Info - Official Website

The regional meet will be held in Yakima, Washington at Franklin Park. Drive time is about 3 - 3.5 hours from Portland depending on the part of the city you live in. Travel to the meet is up to each family individually. Race times will be exactly the same as the state meet, so whatever time you raced this weekend will be you race time next weekend. Keep this in mind when deciding on travel plans - if you are interested in driving up the day of the race, it it more feasible to do so for some of the older kids that race later in the day. Some people inquired about carpooling or sharing rides to the meet. Parents, please talk amongst each other to coordinate or use the carpool sign-up below.

Carpool Options

If you are interested in carpooling (Driving or Riding), sign-up HERE.

Once you have signed up you can view the list of anyone else looking to drive/ride and coordinate the carpool. CARPOOL LIST

Nationals Hotel Block

Hotel:  For nationals we have reserved a block of 35 rooms so we can have most everyone in the same spot.  The hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn Reno. The hotel is holding the block for us to book until November 26th. Our block of rooms is reserved for Thursday (12/6), Friday (12/7) and Saturday (12/8).

If you find that the block is full on the link below, please call and inquire to a room within the “Bowerman Track Club Block”. If they say they are full, ask to be placed on the “Bowerman Track Club Wait List”.

 If you are a "maybe" for nationals, you can sign up for a room now and cancel before November 26th. Its possible that we may be able to accommodate extended family in our block of rooms, but for now, please just reserve 2 rooms maximum to cover parents and athletes.  If we have extra rooms available for grandparents and friends coming to spectate, we will let you know after regionals. 

TEAM HOTEL DETAILS

Hilton Garden Inn Reno
9920 Double R Boulevard, Reno, Nevada 89521

Cost: $119 + tax per night (includes breakfast)

Please book here.

Jacket Pick Up

Those who had been waiting for their jacket can pick up their jacket at anytime. Please email youth@bowermantc.com if you have not received your jacket. We will mail them to those who do not intend to come to practice this week.

NOTE about USATF Regionals Registration

BTC Parents,

We understand the excitement for this week and the USATF Regional race on Saturday. However, please do not register your own athlete for the race. The BTC Coaches are responsible for registering your athlete.

We do this so we can make sure everything is streamlined and accounted for through one channel.

Thank you,

BTC Coaches