Clayton Running Club

Clayton Running Club is competitive running team for boys and girls, grades 3-7 Cross country (fall) and track and field (spring)

Practice meet this Wednesday!


Happy Easter! I apologize for sending this email on a Sunday evening. I just wanted to let you all know we will be having our first "practice" meet on Wednesday 4/19. 
The meet will start after our warm ups around 6:15. Please expect the practice to end a little after 7. Let me know if you have any questions. Have your child wear their new team running shirt! 

Make up practices


Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all are enjoying some beautiful sunshine. After this past week of storms, I'm feeling extremely grateful for this amazing sunny weather! 
We have decided to add two make up practices on Tuesday 4/11 & 4/18. We will meet at 6 p.m. at the Ladue track. We understand if your athlete has committed to other activities on those evenings. 
We are finalizing details on our first competition meet as well. Please stay tuned for further information. Please let me know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday!
Have a great weekend. Thanks! 

4.5. practiced canceled


I regret to inform everyone that I will be canceling practice again tonight. There is an 86% chance of thunderstorms at 6 p.m.Lightning and 60 plus kids on the track is a recipe for disaster. We are working on adding additional make up practices in the future. I will send information regarding them when we have them finalized. 
Thank you! 
Coach Spewak

4/3/17 practice canceled due to storm threat


Due to the potential threat of storms at 6 p.m. we have decided to cancel this practice this evening. Your athlete's safety is our number one concern. We look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday.
Coach Spewak and Coach McCarthy

Track and Field Spring 2017

Hello, Parents!

Hope you all had a great spring break. 

Due to limited track availability, we are using the Ladue Track during this season. We hope that next year we can have use of the Clayton Track and be on our home turf.  I am the head coach of the team this year and know many of you and your children through my years teaching in the district.  I was also a high school head Track coach for many years and look forward to this wonderful development program to give your children exposure to the world of track and field.

Our mission is to introduce track and field training in a safe, positive and supportive environment. 

Practice is scheduled for Monday's and Wednesday's from 6:30-7:30.  We will meet by the Ladue Ram statue for check in, team meeting, practice procedures, etc...  For the first practice, we will begin with introducing ourselves and going over expectations for the season.
Team calendar is on the Runner to Runner website and I will also be posting information there as well.  
Here are a few helpful pieces of information:
  • Please make sure to check your child out before leaving practice. For safety purposes, you must be present for them to check out and if someone other than a parent will be picking your child up, please let me know in advance. 
  • Please make sure your child is dressed in weather appropriate clothing and wear proper running shoes. Layering works great!
  • Have your child consume a light snack 1.5 to 1 hours before each practice and meet. Please avoid dairy, sugar and high fat foods. 
  • Hydration is extremely important so please be sure your child drinks plenty of water prior to practice.
  • Please have your child bring water bottle to each practice. 
  • If your child is going to miss practice or a meet, please let me know email or text me 314-277-6803.
  • Each athlete receives a free performance tee with registration but if you would like to purchase a team singlet, you can do so by contacting me.
  • We will send out information regarding the meets as we get closer to the first one.
I hope I have covered everything but if you have any questions, please let me know. 
I look forward to meeting everyone!
Coach Kelley McCarthy
PS. Please check within your family and make sure that all relevant parties received this email. Let us know if we should add any additional email addresses to this mailing list for practice or meet updates, announcements, etc. 

Registration is open!


Clayton Running Club

Track and Field Team 2017


Competitive track and field team for runners, grades 3rd‑6th grade

TEAM PRACTICE @ Ladue High School

Dates:  March 27- May 17, 2017

Monday and Wednesday

6:30 -7:30 pm

TRACK MEETS:  April 12 and May 10, Location TBA, 6-7:30pm

Team practice and meet schedule posted online at

Questions may be directed to Melissa Hill,

Head Coach:  Kelley McCarthy