Further. Faster. Stronger.
Riptide Running Cape Cod believes running is for everyone. Running fosters community while simultaneously fostering individual growth.
Whether your goal is fun and friendship, fitness for other sports, setting a personal record or competing at the national level, we will guide your every step.
RIPTIDE RUNNING CAPE COD is a competitive youth running team for ages 10* - 18 here on Cape Cod, led by Head Coach Justin Torrellas (USTAF-certified and former Team USA member - modern pentathlon) and his team of experienced coaches.
In previous years, the main focus of our Fall Session has been to prepare runners for USA Track & Field's Junior Olympics Cross Country series. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic this year, USATF is planning a highly modified Junior Olympics program, very different from past years: Nationals only, no qualifiers, no expo, no opening ceremony. For more information: https://www.flipsnack.com/USAT... For this reason, Riptide will neither be requiring nor encouraging athletes to participate, but will provide those that choose to with proper training.
The theme for Fall III is setting and working toward goals. Athletes will learn about setting achievable goals, and start training to meet them. Goals may relate to a specific time or distance, or preparing for a specific race. For those interested, training will have a goal of peaking around at Junior Olympics Nationals in Lexington, KY on 12/12.
Our Fall Session III (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) begins on Saturday, November 21, 2020 and ends on Saturday, December 19th, 2020 (four weeks - no practice on Thanksgiving). Groups meet at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00 PM, and Saturdays at the Cape Cod Rail Trail off Exit 10 in Harwich from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.
MONOMOY MIDDLE AND MATTACHEESE STUDENTS: We expect that you may be a little late on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Justin will have a workout for you.
While we strongly recommend that athletes attend some team sessions, we understand that other teams, holiday travel, and physical distance will make this difficult in some cases. Most of the workouts will be posted online, and we have an online system for submitting these to Riptide coaches.
Registration fee for Session III will be $100/each, which includes in-person coaching, online coaching, and race registration fees (if any). Uniforms and team wear will be available for purchase separately. Recognizing the special challenges of these times, financial aid is available for anyone who needs it.
RIPTIDE RUNNING CAPE COD runners have qualified for the USATF Junior Olympic Nationals in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. In 2018, we had our first All-American (top 25 in the US).
Minimum Number of Participants
This session may be cancelled and 100% refunds issued if it does not have the required minimum number of participants.
Our program depends on state regulations for youth sports, which are continually evolving and dependent on progress against the COVID-19 pandemic.
While we are confident that our fall plan meets current requirements and ensures the safety of Riptide participants and coaches, we may need to modify our operations to comply with ever-changing state and local requirements.
We may be required to suspend or cancel practice with very little notice.
Should Riptide be required to suspend practices for an extended period, we will endeavor to come up with an equitable policy for refunds or credit toward a future session.
* Experienced runners under the age of 10 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. More info: email@example.com