Trojan Running Club

Competitive running team for boys and girls, grades 3-5 Cross country (fall) and track and field (spring)

Foot Traffic meet info, 9.28.17

Hello Parents! 
As you know, Today is out first meet at Overlook Park! Registration is from 4:30-5:00, and the races start around 5:00. I will not be able to come to this meet, but  keep an eye out for other groups of R2R teams warming up; those will be the Cardinal and Quaker teams. Coach Jill Knight, of the Lincoln team, will be at the meet around 5:00. There will be a Lincoln parent leading the team through warm-ups. 
After the warm up, the meet starter will call the runners to the line, and then start them with a whistle or an air-horn (no starting gun). 
I will make sure to go over this in practice on Wednesday, but please remind your runners to stay on the course at all times (no cutting corners). Typically Foot Traffic sets up hay bales for the runners to stay on course. 
Please have your runner hydrate and relax before leaving home. This is a super fun, low key meet, and I know all the runners will do great! 
Have a fantastic weekend and enjoy the last hurrah of summer!! 
Here is the Foot Traffic meet schedule...

Foot Traffic Meet Schedule:

  • 4:30-5:00pm: Registration
  • 5:00pm: 1,500m (Grade 3,4 coed)
  • 5:13pm: 2,000m (Grade 5,6 coed)
  • Pre-register by printing this form and dropping it off and paying at any Foot Traffic store before the meet. You will receive a ticket from the store that you can turn in to the registration (Foot Traffic) tent at the meet. Or you can pre-pay for your team in any of our stores to save you time on race day.

  • Participants may also show up to Overlook Park 20-30 minutes before the race (schedule above) and head to the Foot Traffic tent to fill out a waiver and pay for the entry (cash only please!). It is recommended you pre-register to save you time given that there can be long lines before the race.

Practice canceled, 9.18.17

Trojan XC Parents,

After keeping an eye on the weather and speaking with Melissa (the Founder of Runner2Runner), we've decided to cancel today's practice out of an abundance of caution for the runners. 
I hope y'all have a wonderful, and dry, next couple of days and I'm looking forward to Wednesday's practice. 
As a reminder for Wednesday's practice, please make sure your runners have enough water and are properly prepared to run in the rain! 
Have a good evening! 

Hello parents!

Hello Parents, 

Welcome to Runner2Runner, Trojan Cross Country!

Once again, I'm James Cador, your head coach this season.

As I said last week, Runner2Runner’s mission is to introduce cross country in a safe, positive and supportive environment to young athletes.

Practice will be held today, September 11th, at Gabriel Park; on SW 45th Ave & Vermont Street, Portland, OR 97219. We well meet at 5:30 and will be going until about 6:30, but please arrive a few minutes early to allow time to check in and get settled. I will be standing by the bathrooms at Gabriel Park checking in runners, so please don't forget to check in, and check out, your runners when you drop them off and pick them up. 

For this first practice, we will begin with introducing ourselves and going over expectations for the season and answer any questions you may have. You’re welcome to join us for the entire practice if your schedule permits.

Team information:

➢ All team information can be found on your team page at   
➢ Practice will be held every Monday and Wednesday, from 5:30 pm to 6:30pm.
➢ Meets are on September 14th and 28th, as well as October 5th and 19th, at 4:30. The meets are at Overlook Park; 1599 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97212
➢ Your child should dress 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.
➢ Bring a filled water bottle to each practice.
➢ We will be in the direct sun so please have your child wear sunscreen, if possible.
➢ If your child has asthma or allergies, please have them bring their inhaler and EpiPen with them to each practice.
➢ IMPORTANT: 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.
➢ If your child is going to miss practice or a meet, please email head coach.

We are very excited to meet you and your runner on Wednesday the 4th!  If you have any questions, please feel free to email or contact me by phone; (503) 380-0452.

We are in need of a few volunteers to help at practices and meets. If you are available and interested, please email me and let me know. Thank you in advance for your help!

Coach Cador

Registration is open!

Trojan Running Club

Competitive track and field team for athlete’s grades 3-5


5:30-6:30 pm

September 6-November 1, 2017

Gabriel Park

Registration and team information on

Coaches: Walter Stern and James Cador

Questions may be directed to 

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