Welcome to the St. Louis Blazers Track Club!

A youth track and field and cross country team committed to teaching the sport to young people while making it fun.

What's going on week of 10/27/2014 - Week 9

Blazer Invite
  • WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please sign-up to help make our meet a success
  • Coach Shelly will be at Castlewood park on Friday afternoon setting up the course. If you can help, email shellykannel@gmail.com
  • Registration and meet info

  • Congratulations to all of our racers on a very, very challenging course!

    Practice will now be at Kirkwood park for the remainder of the season
  • We meet near the tennis courts at the West Adams parking lot

  • SOME of the uniforms are in.
  • Coach Shelly has the uniforms NOT on backorder and will bring them to practice on both Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Bring cash or a check payable to St Louis Blazers.

  • Our Meet Schedule is up.

    AAU Nationals at Rim Rock Farms in Lawrance, KS
    It is time to start planning for the AAU nationals meet. Because the location is reasonably close, we will be planning on traveling as a team for the runners that qualify. We will be staying at Hampton Inn hotel
    • It is the individual runners' family's responsibility to reserve their own room.
    • One thing to consider is that there is a University of Kansas basketball home game that weekend, so it is likely that the rooms will be in high demand.
    • The KU game is Saturday, but the runners and their families will technically need the hotel rooms only for Friday night as we could potentially drive home after the races.

    The Significance of Rim Rock Farms
    To put Rim Rock Farms into context, it can best be described as as a Wrigley Field or Yankee Stadium of Cross country. It was designed by Bob Timmons, the retired University of Kansas XC/Track & Field Coach, and there is perhaps no other course in the United States as specifically dedicated to the sport of cross country as the Rim Rock Farm course.

    The course has been the home of the University of Kansas Jayhawks since the 1974 season. In 2004, Coach Timmons dontated the land and the course to the university of Kansas. The course is not only quite challenging, but also unusual. In addition to having two covered bridges as part of the course, Rim Rock Farms also features specific hills, turns and other landmarks that are named after former Jayhawk greats. Dispersed throughout the course are silhouette statues of seven legendary Jayhawk distance runners including Herb Semper, Allen Frame, John Lawson and Olympians Billy Mills, Wes Santee, Glenn Cunningham and Jim Ryun.

  • Yes! We are still accepting new athletes.
  • We welcome our returning team members and those giving us a try.
  • We practice every Tuesday and Thursday September-December (cross country) or April-June (track) from 5:45-7:00
  • We will be practicing at Laumeier until mid-late October where we will move to Kirkwood Park
  • On-line registration is available now Join the Team
    Registration is $55 via the website. $60 paper form. Multi-child discounts are available by emailing registration@stlblazers.com. Our program is one of the most affordable, so we don't prorate registration fees.
  • You enroll a season at a time. Track (April to June) is separate from Cross Country (September to December)
  • Not sure if our program is right for you? Try us out for TWO free practices. Just bring the signed Trial Athlete Wavier
  • Your child would do best if he/she did some running before the season begins. A typical practice is between 3-5 miles, but don't be intimidated. It is broken up into many smaller segments.
  • We accept ALL kids (age 8-18) who want to run.
  • We accept new athletes all season long.
  • We let each family select the commitment level that is right for them. We have some athletes who practice, but don't compete and other athletes that compete, but do all their practicing on their own.
  • In 2013, we ended Track season with 87 kids and 84 in cross country.
  • Inclement weather policy - We will make a decision at 4:00 and have it commincated via Facebook, Email to Registered Team Members, and on the front page of our website - www.stlblazers.com.
  • Water is not always available, so bring your own.
  • Bathrooms are not always available, so go prior to practice.

    St. Louis Blazers Track Club : History