Start of Season Announcements

BTC Youth Athletes and Parents,

We are one week out from the start of practice (Tuesday, September 12th).  Summer goes fast, but we're excited to get the XC season going with all of our new and returning athletes.  Please see below for a full list of everything you need to know for the start of the season!  If you haven't already been running this summer, you can get a jumpstart on the season by going out for a couple easy 1-3 mile runs this week.


If you haven't done so already, please fill out the online registration and submit the waiver release form and athlete photo before the first day of practice. 


Registration fees for the season is $100 per athlete or $200 maximum per family.  We will be collecting payment during the first week of practice (if you aren't able to make it to the first week, we will collect in whenever you are able to attend).  We can accept cash or checks made out to "BTC" or "Bowerman Track Club".  We are unable to accept card payments at this time.   If you bring cash as payment, please bring it in an envelope with the athlete's name printed on the outside.  If the registration fee is a financial issue, please contact us about scholarships at


Singlets ($30) and jackets ($40) will be available for optional purchase during the second week of practice.  Our uniforms will be the the same as last year's, so if you have on that fits you do not need to purchase a new one.  

Practice Times and Locations

Nike Campus

Time: Tuesday/Thursday @ 5:30-6:45 before daylight savings, 5:00-6:15 after daylight savings
Location: This year will will start and finish at the Michael Johnson Track for both Tuesday and Thursday Practices.

Michael Johnson Track



NE Portland

Time: Tuesday/Thursday @ 5:30-6:45 before daylight savings, 5:00-6:15 after daylight savings
Location: Tuesdays @ Mt Tabor Park.  Thursdays @ Wilshire Park.

Mt Tabor Park


Wilshire Park



Time: Tuesday/Thursday @ 5:45-7:00 before daylight savings, 5:15-6:30 after daylight savings
Location: Tuesdays @ Edy Ridge School.  Thursdays @ Snyder Park.

Edy Ridge School


Snyder Park


Sunday Long Runs

In addition to our Tuesday/Thursday practices, we will also have optional Sunday runs @ 1:00 pm from the Leif Erikson gate entrance to Forest Park.  We recommend that if you are new to running, start out for at least a few weeks with the just the Tuesday/Thursday practices until you are comfortable with that.  Sunday runs are more dependent on parent participation as the Forest Park trail system is less confined than our during the week practice locations. Athletes are also encouraged to meet up with small groups of teammates over the weekends. 

Time: Sunday @ 1:00 pm
Location: Leif Erikson Gate (Forest Park)