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Cheetah Running Club

Fall 2024 Season 

Registration for the Fall 2024 Cross Country Season is now open!  If registration for your runners age group is full, please fill out the waitlist. 

2024 Cross Country Registration 

2024 Cross Country Waitlist 

Cheetah FAQ 

Q: When and Where are practices held?

A: Practices are held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Fridays at the South Mill Pond Playground complex in Portsmouth, NH.  The 8 and under group starts at 5pm and goes until 6pm.  Kids 9 and older start at 5:30 and end at 6:30. On Sundays at 11am, we practice at the PHS track or trails, and that goes until 12:30.

Q: My child can't make all those practices!  Should I still sign them up?

A: We offer 4 practices a week to provide flexibility.  Kids are welcome to attend as many or as few practices as they like.

Q: When does the season start?

A: The pre-season practices start on Tuesday, August 20.  This are introductory practices to ramp back up for those who have not been running all summer.  It is a good time for new runners to come and learn our routine.

Q: Do the Cheetahs have a winter or spring track program?

A: We do not offer dedicated winter or spring track.  Any Cheetah who wishes to run USATF track events may do so under our club, but we don't have any practices, so all runners train on their own (or with school programs).  Runners who participate with us in fall 2024 will be kept in the loop for 2025 Indoor and outdoor track events.

2024 Meet Schedule

 3k for all ages

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Northwood, NH 


 3k for all ages

 Wayland High School, 264 Old Connecticut Path, Wayland, MA

 coed 10 and under, 9am start, girls 11-14, 9:30am start, boys 11-

14, 10am start (age on day of race) (arrive 1 hour early)

 1.1 mile race for all ages

 Franklin Park, Boston, MA

 ages 6-10, and 11-12, boys and girls races, starting at 9:30am

(age on day of race) (arrive 1 hour before race start)

 2k for ages 8 and under, 3k for ages 9-12

Location TBD

 races start at 10am for the youngest ages and run through 1pm

(arrive 1 hour before your race) (age as of 12/31/2024)

 the top 30 individual finishers, and top 5 teams per race will

advance to Region 1

 same race format/distances as above (arrive 1 hour before your

race) (age as of 12/31/2024)

 Hosted by USATF-NY association

 the top 30 individual finishers, and top 5 teams per race will

advance to nationals

 same race format distances as above (age as of 12/31/2024)

 E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park

3000 Freys Hill Rd, Louisville, KY

About Cheetah Running Club

We are a youth cross country running team for NH residents ages 6-12 in the seacoast NH area.  We will compete in the USATF Cross Country Junior Olympics as well as tuneup meets.  It is a challenging and competitive team.  Practices are held in Portsmouth, NH. 

Cheetah Practice and Race Calendar

Cheetah Running Club Mission:

Empowering young minds through the joy of running, our youth cross country team in the

seacoast area of New Hampshire is dedicated to fostering a culture of athleticism, resilience,

and teamwork among residents aged 6-14. Committed to excellence, we strive to provide a

challenging and competitive environment where our young athletes can develop both physically

and mentally.

Our mission extends beyond the local terrain as we aim to compete in prestigious events such

as the USATF Cross Country Junior Olympics and various tune-up meets, showcasing the talent

and determination of our team. Rooted in the vibrant community of Portsmouth, NH, our

practices serve as the foundation for cultivating a passion for running, instilling values of

discipline, perseverance, and sportsmanship.

At the heart of our organization is a belief in the potential of every young runner. We aspire to

nurture a lifelong love for running, instill a sense of accomplishment, and empower our youth to

embrace challenges with confidence. Together, we run towards a future where our athletes not

only excel on the cross country course but also carry the lessons learned into every facet of

their lives.

Cheetah RC History

The Cheetah Running Club was founded in 2017 as a way for youth runners to collaborate as a team to train and compete.  We accept runners of all abilities and have seen great improvements in just 3 short years.  Our number of runners qualifying for USATF-JO Regional and National Championships has grown each year.  Each year since 2019, we have sent runners to USATF-JO nationals across the country!

Contact Information

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