Atlanta Track Club Open Team
Atlanta Track Club's Open Team is an inclusive group of competitive athletes representing all ability levels united in our desire to reach our individual potential through continuous improvement. The Open Team welcomes post-collegiate long distance runners under the age of 40 and track and field athletes under the age of 30 who look to progress as they compete in local and regional road racing and track and field competitions. Our Open Team members share a love for athletics and demonstrate a commitment to preparation, sportsmanship, camaraderie and competition. We work hard, support our teammates and competitors and have fun. We are Atlanta Track Club!
Who Can Join
Atlanta Track Club's Open Team is for athletes of all abilities that are serious about competing locally, regionally, and sometimes nationally. We welcome men and women of all disciplines and are committed to reflecting the diversity of both Atlanta and the larger athletics community. All participants must be members of Atlanta Track Club, agree to the policies found in the team handbook, commit to volunteering with the Club, and uphold the values of the organization. Additionally, we follow the formal rules set forth by USATF regarding eligibility.
Any Atlanta Track Club member within the required age ranges can join. Whether the goal is to win your age group or the overall race, if you train and race hard this team is for you. Typical members include former high school and college athletes and local road warriors.
- Long Distance Running: 19-39 years of age
- Track and Field: 19-25 years of age
Athletes above the age range should see Atlanta Track Club's Masters Teams
If you are interested in joining the team, please take a moment to reach out to your Team Captain to introduce yourself. Please include your name, age, and a brief background including your preferred events and recent performances.
How to Register
Prospective team members must first speak with a captain and be a member of Atlanta Track Club. You can join the Club here. Then you may register for the team here. Uniforms and other team apparel can be purchased at the time of registration.
If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to your team captain.
BeliefsAtlanta Track Club strongly believes that the future of athletics is grounded in a robust competitive environment featuring local clubs and local athletes. As a result, our open team is primarily made up of Atlantans and Georgians who train and compete together. Athletes in border states with a history of Atlanta Track Club membership, Atlanta residency, or other connections are also eligible to join. Athletes that do no have a local club with a competitive open team may have the opportunity to join. All volunteer expectations are still required for athletes residing outside of Georgia. Please email the High Performance Director with any questions about eligibility.
Practices and Competitions
Groups and individuals practice at various locations throughout the city. Look for more information on the practices soon.
Travel & Competitions
Most open long distance athletes focus on Atlanta Track Club and other road racing events, club cross country, and select regional or national competitions. Open track and field athletes focus on Atlanta Track Club track and field meets, association level championships, and select university invitationals and national meets. Athletes often travel together to share expenses. Some athletes qualify for limited travel support based on meeting volunteer expectations. More information can be found in the team handbook.
There are no standards to join the team. However, in order to earn Club-funded coaching by our Elite Team coaches and/or the opportunity to train with the Elite Team, athletes will need to exceed posted team standards and complete required volunteer hours. These are rare individuals or "sub-elites" often trying to bridge the gap to the professional ranks and are not representative of the typical Open Team member. Again, there are no standards to join the team and most men are 15:00-17:00 for 5K and most women are 18:30-20:30 for 5K.
|1,500m/Mile||Women||4:25.00 / 4:46.00|
|1,500m/Mile||Men||3:45.00 / 4:05.00|
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