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
FALL '18 Cross Country

Schedule This Week:

Wednesday, Sept 12 - Practice at AHS CC Course - NW School Grounds - 5:15 to 6:30
Thursday, Sept 13 - 1 mile time trial at AHS CC Course -NW School Grounds -  approx 5:00 - arrive at 4:30 - we should be done by 5:30 -5:40 - Optional but a great low key environment to get experience
All ages and abilities welcome
Saturday, Sept 151.5 Mile CC Meet at Minooka Park in Waukesha
Age groups are 6th - 7th and 8th grade
Younger athletes will compete in the 6th grade division
11:30 am -  All Girls run - please arrive at 10:30 - Results are per grade
 Noon - All Boys run - please arrive at 11:00 - Results are per grade

RSVP to by Wed. Sept 12 for entry into meet - must be pre-registered

Saturday, Sept 15 - 9 am - 5k Run or Walk 
at North Lake School - part of Harvest Fest 
fun filled day of games, food, and activities
All proceeds from the Run will go to Ian Lang - Sophomore at AHS - Former Cross Country Runner - Battling Bone Cancer

Register online at - or at the event

Schedule Next Week:
Monday, Sept 17 - Practice at AHS CC Course - NW School Grounds - 4:15 to 5:30
Wednesday, Sept 19 - Practice at AHS CC Course - NW School Grounds - 5:15 to 6:30
Friday, Sept 21- Grade School Run at Arrowhead High School
Open to AHS District kids only
5:00 - 5 yrs old and younger girls run 1/4 mile
5:05 - 5 yrs old and younger boys run 1/4 mile
5:10 - 8 yrs old and younger girls run 1/2 mile
5:18 - 8 yrs old and younger boys run 1/2 mile
5:25 - 9-10 yr old girls run 1 mile
5:35 - 9-10 yr old boys run 1 mile
5:45 - 11-12, 13-14 yr old girls run 1 mile - results are split into age groups
5:55 - 11-12, 13-14 yr old boys run 1 mile - results are split into age groups
Parking will be crazy
Please arrive about 1/2  hour before your run, if not earlier
Please pick up your tag at the check in tables up at the North Campus Building by the pool doors

Saturday, Sept 22 - Noon - 1 mile run at Blackhawk Golf Course in Janesville
Must be pre-registered - RSVP to by Wed. Sept 19
4th grade and older welcome
All boys and girls run together

See the schedule on the left bright yellow Button Link - subject to change - ***  watch this home page for updates and receive email notifications  ***

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 Monday's and Wednesday's
at Arrowhead High School Cross Country Course

on the NW corner of the school grounds
5:15 to 6:30

We would also like to incorporate some Saturday 'long runs' at Nashotah Park (NW corner of Hwy 16 and Hwy C) at 9 am or TBD


More General Info:

Practices are held at
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

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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!


** 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.


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.

 Track Season Runs from April through June

Practices are at Arrowhead High School - 700 North Avenue, Hartland, WI

Cross Country Season Runs from mid-August through October

Practices are at Arrowhead High School - 700 North Avenue, Hartland, WI

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 Area Running Club is a youth running club that is registered and certified by USATF as our governing body. 

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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.

2018 Spring Track & Field Meet Results

USATF District State Meet June 16, 2018 - Find results at results/usatf wisconsin outdoor championships

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