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Overview

The Oakland Cubs is a youth running club made up of runners ages 4 through 8th grade. It was started by a mom and former collegiate D1 runner, Andrea Johnson. Practices and races are determined by age and are always age appropriate. The mission of the club is for youth to learn about running as a sport, but also enjoy themselves and have fun. Runners learn form and technique and compete against other clubs. Just want to run for health? No problem, no runner is ever forced to compete!
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In the Fall runners learn and compete in Cross Country (distance, hills, endurance, etc.) and in the Spring runners learn about different distances and events and compete in Track and Field meets. All runners are encourage to participate in meets and events if they wish.
  • Cross Country in Fall
  • Track and Field in Spring
  • Recreational and Competitive 
  • Ages U8 and above

WHY Track and Field/Cross Country?

POPULARITY:
  • Over 4,000 youth athletes compete for the Pacific Association per year.
  • Running is a sport that can be done throughout one's lifespan. 
  • Teaches life skills and healthy life habits.
  • Running is the best of team and individual sports.
  • Kids will get in over 3 hours of physical activity per week.
COST:
  • 2020 T&F
    • $475 for new runners (includes uniform and warm-ups)
    • $375 for returning runners
EASY TO LEARN:
  • Technique is taught in phases for easy learning.
  • Runners are placed in groups based on running age, not birth age during practices to allow everyone to run at their level.
GLOBAL REACH:
  • Cross Country and Track and Field is a world-wide sport with many elite athletes from the USA.
INJURIES:
  • While injuries can occur in any sport, proper conditioning is utilized to gain strength and speed.
  • Runners learn to listen to their bodies and understand the difference between soreness from working hard and injury.
PHYSICAL FITNESS:
  • The great thing with running is that the more you do it the better you get, and everyone can PR (personal record).
  • All levels welcomed and all levels will see success in goals and improvements made. 

 

2018 XC Regional, Reno NV

Runners post-race

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Support local youth by sponsoring the Cubs. We are an all inclusive youth running club that teaches sportsmanship, leadership skills, team building, and resiliency through sport. Contact Coach Johnson about becoming a sponsor. 

Become a sponsor

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Support local youth by sponsoring the Cubs. We are an all inclusive youth running club that teaches sportsmanship, leadership skills, team building, and resiliency through sport. Contact Coach Johnson about becoming a sponsor. 

Become a sponsor

Visit Website

Support local youth by sponsoring the Cubs. We are an all inclusive youth running club that teaches sportsmanship, leadership skills, team building, and resiliency through sport. Contact Coach Johnson about becoming a sponsor.