Merton Area Running Club

Youth Track & Field and Cross Country Club

                        Merton Area Running Club
    Run - Throw - Put - Jump - Hurdle - Sprint - Endure
            Power   Strength   Speed   Endurance   Flexibility
2016 Fall Cross Country Season

Schedule This Week:

Friday, Oct 21, - 4:00 to 5:15 - Practice at Merton Primary Back Park Lot

Merton Primary School - located at: N68 W28320 Sussex Road, Merton, WI 53056 

Schedule Next Week:

Wed. Oct 26, - 4:00 to 5:15 - Practice at Merton Primary Back Park Lot

Wed. Nov 2, - 4:00 to 5:15 - Practice at Merton Primary Back Park Lot
Fri. Nov 4, - 4:00 to 5:15 - Practice at Merton Primary Back Park Lot
Sat. Nov 5 - Lace Up for Orphans - 5k run / walk or 1 mile run 
 at Lake Country Lutheran High School 10am.  Register on on your own as this is a charity event.
I will find Arrowhead high school cross country athletes to buddy up and run with your athlete if you wish.  I will be there and timing the event.
Hope to see you there.

Sun. Nov 6 - USATF State CC Meet at UW Parkside in Kenosha - varying times and distances depending on your age
Please email me for registration.  
I will do the registering for our team.
You will need a current USATF membership and age verification (birth certificate)
10 am - mens 5k for 15 yrs old and older
10:30 am - womens 5k for 15 yrs old and older
11:00 am - Co-ed 2K for 8 years old and younger
11:25 - girls 3k for 9-10 years old
11:50 - boys 3k for 9-10 years old
12:15 - girls 3k for 11-12 years old
12:40 - boys 3k for 11-12 years old
1:05 - girls 4k for 13-14 years old
1:30 - boys 4k for 13-14 years old

Other days not scheduled to be with Merton - get out and exercise, bike, walk, jog or run!

Run around the house
Run to the neighbors
Run up a big hill
Run around the neighborhood
Run at the park
Run continuous for 1, to 7 minutes. Walk for 1, 2, or 3 minutes. Repeat to get 20 minutes or so of 'work' in.
Run short and fast bursts (1 lap around the house or to the neighbors driveway) take a longer break - 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat 10 times.
Run up a short hill (75 meters) 10 times.  Walk down.
Run up a longer hill (200 m) 6 times. Walk down.

Stretch!  Core Strength!  Planks!

Practices will be Wed and Fri at Merton from 4:00 to 5:15 pm

Please fill out the 3 registration items found under the Reg. Info Tab.
Please bring that to the first practice you can attend along with the fee of $40 - checks made out to M.A.R.C.

Thanks for your interest!

Please email me at to be put on our group email list. 

Race Dates of Interest:

Friday, Oct 14 - 5;00 - Greenfield Park in West Allis - Grade School Challenge
Saturday, Nov 5 - 9 am - Lake Country Lutheran HS - Lace Up for Orphans 5k

** Find lots of great info under
the other 4 above green tabs! **

Stay tuned to this website (homepage, especially) for up-to-date schedule items.


For Track Season in the Spring -
AHS Track is located between North and South Campus Buildings at the football stadium
700 North Avenue

Weather plan:

If it is raining heavily - no practice.

If the threat of strong storms is close - no practice.

If it is lightly raining - we will run but dress accordingly.

If it is not raining - we will practice as planned.  

Please also do what is best for your child and family in less than ideal conditions. As always, practices and meets are optional.

If you did not get registered for our club make sure you click on 2016 Track Information, download, and bring the required forms listed to the first practice you can attend.


Merton Schools
Attn: Merton Area Running Club
P.O. Box 15
Merton, WI 53056 
 N68 W28320 Sussex Road, Merton, WI 53056

Merton Area Running Club was started in Merton, Wisconsin in the spring of 2006.  The Merton Area Running Club is here to give youth athletes ages 6-14, in the Lake Country area, a chance to experience the wonderful world of running.  MARC is a club that participates in outdoor track and field, indoor track and field, and cross country.  This club was a huge success in its first several years, because we were able to give over 100 children the exhilarating and challenging experience of running track and field and cross country. 

Merton is located just north of Delafield, WI and just East of Hartland, WI.  Merton is a feeder school to Arrowhead Unified School District.  Merton Area Running Club is a youth running club that is registered and certified by USATF as our governing body.

  ?????  Questions about how to sign up ?????  Contact a coach and they will get back to you!

Interested in running or coaching ??
Please contact:

Club E-mail @

Coach Matt Pomeroy or Coach Jill Bradley



Good Quotes:

If it is important enough to you, you will find a way.  If it is not, you will find an excuse.

Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. 
- Theodore Roosevelt

Don't Be Upset by the Results You Didn't Get with the Work You Didn't Do

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
-  Helen Keller

There is power in people who dream big and who try hard.

Pain is Temporary, Pride is Forever

Success isn't given, it's earned.

Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can do what others can't.

Results from Minooka Park in Waukesha 9.17.16
found at

Service Project -
Support our Troops!!
MARC is working along side the AHS Boys T&F Team
1) "Thank You for your Service" Note
2) Share a name / address with us
3)  Donate cash to mail a package
4) Donate items to ship to our troops

2016 Spring Track & Field Meet Results

USATF District State Meet June 11, 2016 - Find results at results/usatf wisconsin outdoor championships

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