"Number one is just to gain a passion for running. To love the morning, to love the trail, to love the pace on the track."
This program will be run by Steve Buti, Nick Luttrell and Juan Estela. Steve is the head cross country and track & field coach for the boys at Highland Park High School. He also teaches Physical Education at Braeside Elementary School. Nick and Juan are former Highland Park High School cross country and track & field team members.
Program Location: Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road
Monday, July 22nd-Thursday, August 15th Mon-Wed-Thurs 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Registration for this program is done through the Park District of Highland Park or at www.pdhp.org
YOUTH TRACK & FIELD EVENT
The Park District of Highland Park and Highland Park High School will be hosting a three-day Youth Track & Field Event for 4th-8th graders. On the first two days, participants will learn about track and field events from Highland Park High School Track & Field coaches and athletes. These two days will give students a chance to learn and practice different events including sprints, high jump, long jump, shot put, distance events, and relays. On the final day, children will compete in a Youth Track & Field Meet! Students are welcome to attend any of the three days. It is strongly recommended that at least one practice day is attended if competing in the meet.
Each participant will receive a T-shirt. Awards will be given to those who compete in the meet.
This program will be held at the Wolter's Field track. If there is lightning we will have the event at the Highland Park High School indoor track.
Registration done through the Park District of Highland Park in person or at www.pdhp.org . You can also register at the event the day of. Fee is $20 before May 23rd or $25 the day of. One time fee covers all of the days.
Tuesday, June 2nd – Practice 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Wednesday, June 3rd – Practice 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday, June 4th – Youth Track & Field Meet 4:00 pm – 6:15 pm