Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
August 25, 2014
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Dear Storm Family,


Paperwork, if you have not yet given a birth certificate to us, this is the week we need to have them in, please see Elaine.



Jelly Beans

Jelly BeansAt the end of each practice we reward the kids with a small amount of Jelly Beans. We are running out of Jelly beans, I'd like to ask each family to bring in 1 bag of Jelly Beans so we don't run out.


We have plenty of Jolly Ranchers, so please only bring Jelly Beans. 

Practice This Week 
This Week we will be at the following locations:
Monday - West Creek Park - 6:00 pm
24247 Village Circle

Valencia, CA 91354


Tuesday - College of the Canyons - 6:00 pm
Near Baseball Diamonds

Behind Track Stadium

(purchase day parking pass at kiosk for $2.00,
COC does issue parking tickets from time to time.)


Thursday - Central Park 6:00 pm
Near Basketball Courts


Saturday - Central Park 8:00 am

LA County Cross Country Invitational Meet
There is a 2k (8 and under), a 3k (9 and older) & an Open (All Age Groups) 5k cross country race planned for September 6th Registration starts at 7:00 am at El Cariso Community Regional Park.

Urgent Alert Text System

If you would like to join our Urgent Alert Text System, on your cell phone text the word "STORMXC" to 41411 and you should be greeted with a welcome message, we use this system rarely for very important urgent alerts, for example, We cancel practice early due to unforeseen circumstances.

Alternatively: You can join our twitter feed. We also tweet all of our urgent text alerts. 
To sign up for twitter alerts,

1) text "follow @stormtrackclub" to 40404
2) You should get confirmation that you are following us
3) Urgent text alerts will be texted to you the same as if you joined the alert system.

Uniform Pick-up 
This is the last week to pick up uniforms, we will have available for pick up on Monday and Tuesday only this week. Elaine will need some help passing out the uniforms, if you can help, please see Elaine.
Birth Certificates & Missing Signatures 
If you did not turn in a copy of your child's Birth Certificate when you turned in your paperwork, we need that now.  We will be certifying our roster at the end of the week, athletes with incomplete packets will not be allowed to compete, so we must have all paperwork 100% Complete. We will be checking all of paperwork this week and will have a list by the end of the week of athletes who are not complete. 2014 Returning Track and 2013 Returning Cross Country athletes are ok, because we certified you for those seasons,  so this applies mostly to new athletes.

It is very important that your child signs in everyday. There are some athlete's who are subject to being dropped from the team because they are not signing in and we are not sure they are still participating with the team.
Be The Light 5K

Be the Light 5K is an exhilarating night time 5K along the beautiful San Francisquito Creek Trail in Santa Clarita, as we show support for families facing a teen/youth addiction crisis and raise funds for A Light of Hope.


A Light of Hope Support Center, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing healing and freedom for youth 14-26 years of age. They offer support-group and counseling options to serve the needs of individuals and families in recovery.


ALOH strives to facilitate, inspire, and celebrate personal growth and spiritual development


They're taking a stand against the devastation caused by drug and alcohol abuse and other self-destructive behaviors by raising much-needed funds to support the work of A Light of Hope in our community. 100% of the profit from registration fees and all donations will benefit ALOH.


As the sun sets on Santa Clarita, we will turn our headlamps and flashlights on for our run/walk along the San Francisquito Creek Trail. Beams of light will create a visual show of community support and love. Young people in recovery-along with moms, dads, and siblings-will witness this powerful reminder that they are not alone, and that where there is light, there is hope.


Please visit their website and register for this event.


This is not a Storm event, but we will be assisting this event by timing their event for them. come out and support this fun night time run.  


Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club