CLCF track and field is part of the non profit, volunteer organization known as Cranston's League for Cranston's Future (CLCF). CLCF promotes healthy wellness, sportsmanship, and activity in children. The program gives the youth in Cranston and its surrounding areas a chance to learn about the sport of track and field, make friends, and have fun.
There are two seasons for CLCF track and field. There is an outdoor season that has the CLCF Track running club and the CLCF Panthers Racing Team. The running club offers practice two nights a week for one hour. It also offers 5 meets on Saturday mornings that offer friendly competition. Ribbons are awarded to the top 6 finishers in each event. Varied events in running, jumping, and throwing are offered. The running club starts in April and ends in the beginning of June.
The Panthers Racing team also starts in April and but runs until the end of July. There are four 75 minute practices a week and special attention is spent on specific skills and events the athletes wish to compete in. The team runs in meets in RI, MA, NH, and NY. The racing team compete in the Junior Olympics and other USATF sanctioned meets.
Both the Rec League and Racing Team workout on the Cranston West Track on Metropolitan Ave.
The other season is the indoor season. There is only a racing team for this season. They practice 3 times a week for one hour. Locations vary at different gymnasiums. The team competes in 3-4 meets, in MA and RI and lasts from December until the middle of February.
All teams are for ages 5-14, for any child interested in having fun with running.
CLCF Track and Field
Panthers Running Club
On May 30 we will have our 4th meet of the track season. at the West track. On this day, the Warwick Wolves have committed to attending and competing in our 4th meet. They plan on bringing between 80-100 runners to the meet. I am hoping that CLCF has a strong showing, so we can show them that Panthers are stronger than Wolves.
So let's show them CLCF pride on May 30!!
The 12th Annual Will Speck race will be held at Cranston West on June 21. It is a great race and remembers the man who helped start CLCF track and commemorates his love of running. In addition to the 5K, there are kid races, and a post race raffle. Come down and join the fun.
"RUN WHEN YOU CAN
WALK IF YOU HAVE TO
CRAWL IF YOU MUST...
JUST NEVER GIVE UP."
Rec League Practice Mondays and Wednesdays 6-7 PM
Racing Team practices: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturdays.
About CLCF Track and Field.
Information for the June 20, Junior Olympic Meet has been released. The link to register is currently not working, but will surely be fixed soon. Make sure your Panther is registered as a USATF member. Don't forget to have their DOB verified so they can be registered in the meet.
Here is the link to the JO's infor
On June 7, CLCF Panthers will be participating in their first USATF sanctioned meet. The meet will take place at Souhegan High School, 446 Boston Post Rd, Amherst, NH. Check in begins at 10 am with events starting at 11am. The cost is $7 for unlimited amount of events.
Team uniforms are expected to be worn and 6 mm or smaller spikes can be worn.Travel time from Cranston, RI is just under 2 hours.
On June 8, CLCF Track and Field will be holding their annual banquet at Ralph's Kitchen, 1418 Plainfield Pike, Cranston. The festivities start at 6 pm. During the banquet, end of year medals are passed out, special acknowledgements to runners and coaches are made, and one super cool raffle is held. Dinner is served by the staff of Ralph's Kitchen,along with a cash bar.
Tickets are on sale now at practice until May 27. The cost is free to all runners and $15 to all other guests.