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
2017 Fall Cross Country


Schedule This Week:
(Please bring paperwork to the first practice you can attend)

Friday, Sept 22
Hawkfest at Arrowhead High School - 4:00 - 8:00 - High School Football Stadium and Surrounding Area
Games, Food and Fun!
CC Meet at Lake Country Lutheran HS (corner of Hwy 83 and Hwy 16) 
Race distance depends on your age - see below
All Ages and abilities welcome

3:45 Check In with Coach Bradley - near parking lot entrance
4:15 - 2 mile open race for 5th - 8th graders then 
K - 1st - Quarter Mile
2nd - Half Mile
3rd / 4th - Half Mile
5th / 6th - Half Mile
5th / 6th - 1 mile
7th / 8th - 1 mile

Saturday, Sept 23 - 8:15am - Open 5k or 12:45pm - Middle School Mile for both boys and girls
Blackhawk Golf Course in Janesville
RSVP required to [email protected] for registration - closes Wed. Sept 20

Schedule next week:
Monday, Sept 25- 5:00 to 6:15 - Practice at AHS CC Course - NW corner school grounds

Tuesday, Sept 26 - 1.5 mile run at Nature Hill Interm School (850 Lake Drive) 
6th / 7th grade girls - 3:45 pm
6th / 7th grade boys - 4:15
8th grade girls - 4:40
8th grade boys - 5:05

Wednesday, Sept 27 - 5:00 to 6:15 - Practice at AHS CC Course - NW corner school grounds

Friday, Sept 29 -at Arrowhead High School (CC Course - NW Corner of School Grounds ) 
5:00  First Race
Must pre-register with your PE teacher at your school. (All ages above 6 years old)
5 and under do NOT need to register -just show up and run

Race distances depend on your age (K through 8th grade)
Open to all ages and abilities
Awards immediately after each race
Shirts available for sale
Water and Gatorade available for sale

5:00 - Girls 5 and under Quarter Mile Run - just show up
5:05 - Boys 5 and under Quarter Mile Run - just show up

Pre- Register
5:10 - Girls 8 and under 1/2 mile
5:18 - Boys 8 and under 1/2 mile 
5:25 - Girls 9-10  1 mile run
5:35 - Boys 9-10  1 mile run
5:45 - Girls 11-12 & 13-14   1 mile run
5:55 - Boys 11-12 & 13-14  1 mile run

Saturday, Sept 30 - 1.6 mile cross country run at Greenfield Park in West Allis
9:30 Girls Run
10:00 Boys Run
attend with the team - all ages and abilities welcome
RSVP to [email protected] to register
Deadline is Tuesday Sept 26

More General Info:
Practices at Arrowhead High School
Meet near the Coach Mulrooney Cross Country Course
North of North Campus, just south of County Rd K, on the far West Side of the open fields

Arrowhead High School
700 North Avenue, Hartland

Experience Cross Country in a low key and fun environment.
For all abilities and ages from 1st - 8th grade. 
Registration never closes. 
 Progress at your own pace.
Attendance is not taken.
Athlete expectations:
1.  Listen
2.  Respect coaches and teammates
3. Participate
4. Exert effort

IF you are Interested in Joining.....

Email [email protected] to be put on our mailing list.
Sign up to receive notifications through Statwack.
See instructions below.
Fill out the required paperwork - under the "Reg. Info and Gear" tab
bring to your first practice you can attend

COMMUNICATION - new this year
Statwack - gives me the capability to post alerts quickly from my phone
Alerts and communication received through Statwack

'Sign up' for an account at
Email and password only, required
Search for MARC - Merton Area Running Club
Select 'Follow'
'Manage your alerts' - select how to receive alerts - through email, mobile device or both

I'll also continue with email while systems get up and running.

Please send me correspondence through email at [email protected]

Options for 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 in 20 minutes or so of 'work'.
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!  Squats!  Lunges!  Planks!


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


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.

Safety, productivity, and a fun environment are our main concerns.

Please also do what is best for your child and family in less than ideal conditions. 

As always, practices and meets are optional.


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.

Please note times and days carefully as they are NOT consistent.

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Our Communication:
Email: [email protected]
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Practice Location:
Arrowhead High School
700 North Ave, Hartland

700 North Ave, Hartland, WI 53029
Great 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.

2017 Spring Track & Field Meet Results

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

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