The Prince George Track and Field Club
The Prince George Track and Field Club strives to provide a program of athletics to persons aged 8 to adult in a friendly, competitive sport.
Our objective is to provide a program of athletics and personal development to the youth in our community and region.
Our athletes are coached mostly by volunteer coaches. We encourage our Senior athletes to be involved in the Junior program on a voluntary and paid basis.
Our club is a registered Society in the Province of British Columbia. Rules and policies are established by a Board of Directors consisting of volunteers who are dedicated to the sport.
The Prince George Track and Field Club is funded by British Columbia Gaming Grant.
FLEXIBLE AND AFFORDABLE is what we are all about. Our program fees range from just $100 for Track Rascals to just a couple hundred dollars for our competitive athletes.
Benefits of Joining
The Prince George Track and Field Club was formed in 1973 and had an initial membership of about 50 athletes. Practices and track meets were held at Connaught and Lakewood School tracks. Numbers grew each year and we now have a membership of close to 200 athletes.
As the club grew, it became more and more structured. Today, we are fortunate to have beautiful Masich Place as our home. Each year we have been able to send our Senior athletes to bigger and better meets.
Our club was the original organizer of the annual Labour Day Classic, the Central Interior Corporate Cup, and the elementary school relays.
In 1990, we hosted the BC Summer Games Track & Field Meet; in 1991, the BC Junior Development Championships; in 1994, the Pre-Commonwealth Games Meet; in 1995, another World Class High Performance meet; in 1998, we hosted the Legion National Juvenile Championships — the most successful in its 22 year history! 2001 was a great year, as we hosted the BC Special Olympic Track & Field meet, and in 2002 the BC Senior Games Track & Field Meet.
We encourage athletes from neighboring northern communities to join our club if none is available in their home community. Our club works in cooperation with the school track and field programs by providing equipment, officials, and other assistance, as required.
Our Club provides Scholarships to deserving track & field athletes to assist with furthering their education. Track & Field is a sport in which almost everyone can participate. The primary goal of our club is to encourage personal development of our athletes. Athletes are encouraged to set goals and work to achieve them.
Expectations of Parents & Athletes
We welcome ALL interested athletes of any age or ability. We do have some expectations of athletes and parents as noted below:
First Place Isn't The End-Goal
We strive to teach the athlete that coming in near the top of an event is not the only objective in the sport. Honest effort and personal improvement are worth far more than winning a race. Please help us to guide your child so that he or she will learn to accept second or third place, not as a defeat, but as a personal victory.