Welcome to the St. Louis Blazers Track Club!
A youth track and field and cross country team committed to teaching the sport to young people while making it fun.
What's going on week of 10/27/2014 - Week 9
Congratulations to all of our racers on a very, very challenging course!
Practice will now be at Kirkwood park for the remainder of the season
SOME of the uniforms are in.
Our Meet Schedule is up.
AAU Nationals at Rim Rock Farms in Lawrance, KS
It is time to start planning for the AAU nationals meet. Because the location is reasonably close, we will be planning on traveling as a team for the runners that qualify. We will be staying at Hampton Inn hotel
- It is the individual runners' family's responsibility to reserve their own room.
- One thing to consider is that there is a University of Kansas basketball home game that weekend, so it is likely that the rooms will be in high demand.
- The KU game is Saturday, but the runners and their families will technically need the hotel rooms only for Friday night as we could potentially drive home after the races.
The Significance of Rim Rock Farms
To put Rim Rock Farms into context, it can best be described as as a Wrigley Field or Yankee Stadium of Cross country. It was designed by Bob Timmons, the retired University of Kansas XC/Track & Field Coach, and there is perhaps no other course in the United States as specifically dedicated to the sport of cross country as the Rim Rock Farm course.
The course has been the home of the University of Kansas Jayhawks since the 1974 season. In 2004, Coach Timmons dontated the land and the course to the university of Kansas. The course is not only quite challenging, but also unusual. In addition to having two covered bridges as part of the course, Rim Rock Farms also features specific hills, turns and other landmarks that are named after former Jayhawk greats. Dispersed throughout the course are silhouette statues of seven legendary Jayhawk distance runners including Herb Semper, Allen Frame, John Lawson and Olympians Billy Mills, Wes Santee, Glenn Cunningham and Jim Ryun.
Registration is $55 via the website. $60 paper form. Multi-child discounts are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Our program is one of the most affordable, so we don't prorate registration fees.