The Walton - Pope Youth Running Club (formerly Walton Youth Track Club) started in the mid-1990s as a track and field and cross country running club for girls and boys in elementary, middle, and high school. WE AIM TO HELP KIDS BECOME LIFELONG RUNNERS!
Our club is designed to introduce kids of all abilities to sprint and distance running and field events by providing an experience that is fun, social, educational, and competitive. We participate in Northwest Georgia Youth Track League and USATF sanctioned meets. Walton - Pope Youth Running Club athletes have competed in and won select championships at the Area, State, Region and National levels.
Our club has two seasons: Track & Field in the spring and Cross Country in the fall. The Walton - Pope Youth Running Club is supported by both Walton and Pope High School, yet participation in the club is not just limited to future or current students in those districts. Our athletes attend many area schools, including homeschool. The success of our program is due to the dedication of our athletes, the commitment of our volunteer coaches and the strong participation of our helpful parent volunteers.