2019 Track Season Update

Hello Buckeye runners both new and old!

Welcome back to campus. I hope you’re all ready to run lots of circles with Running Club as we welcome track season by trading out our hills and grass for the sauna that is French Field House.

Our practice schedule for spring is a little different and is separated by distance groups. See a summary below:

NOTE: As of 3/18 (after the spring time change and for our outdoor track season), all practices are at 5:30pm, and Tuesday/Thursday workouts will be held at Jesse Owens Stadium.

Indoor track schedule:

M, W, F - Mid/Long distance: 4:30pm @ Ohio Union, Sprints: 5:30pm @ RPAC
T, Th - Entire team 7:00-8:30pm @ French Field House

NOTE: As of 3/18 (after the spring time change), all practices are at 5:30pm, and Tuesday/Thursday workouts will be held at Jesse Owens Stadium,

Since our sprinters operate a little differently than the rest of the club, please direct any sprinting questions to either of our sprint captains, Jaime Donaldson.208 or Marvellous Olowookere.1.

As always, our meet schedule can be found on our website’s racing calendar. This event calendar is constantly updated with the most recent meet information (in case you needed another reason to visit our website :) ). I’ll also list it here:

Jan 26: Capital Open
Feb 2: YSU Mid-Major Invite
Feb 16: Kenyon Classic
Feb 22-23: Illinois Club Relays
Mar 23: Muskingum Invite
Mar 30: Otterbein Invite
Apr 6: OU Cherry Blossom Invite (new as of 3/26)
Apr 13-14: NIRCA Nationals (Miami)
Apr 19: Otterbein Twilight Invite (new as of 3/26)

A competitive spring membership covers both indoor and outdoor track, and as always, the meets and events in which you participate are completely up to you.

The website’s social calendar is also updated as new social events are announced. The calendar lists both upcoming and past social events, so check it out if you’d like to get an idea of what being a Running Club social member is like.

Most information is announced and club discussion is held on our Facebook group, Ohio State Running Club 2018-2019, so it’s important to join this group and stay in the loop for all things Running Club. As a reminder, this Facebook group is restricted to runners that have paid for a spring membership. We also have a general Facebook group, Ohio State Running Club, that is open to all and serves as a way for both current and past members to keep in touch.

Another good way to stay in the loop is subscribing to our newsletter. You can find a link to do so on the Newsletter page, where you can also read our past newsletters.

If you’re a new member and are interested in joining Running Club or need to renew or change your membership from fall semester, be sure to fill out our registration form by using the link below. Our spring semester memberships are $35 for social and $70 for competitive. If you have any registration questions, contact our Treasurer, Megan Falknor (her info is listed in the form). We have not yet determined a registration deadline, but will announce it when we do.

OSU Running Club Registration Form

Thanks for taking the time to read this lengthy update. As always, you can direct any questions to the club email, osu.running.club@gmail.com. Also, any website comments/suggestions are appreciated; feel free to contact me at polatas.2@osu.edu.

We’re looking forward to a fun and successful track season!

Thank you and happy running,
Webmaster Matt Polatas(.2) and the OSURC Officers