Runner Registration

Registration for New Runners will begin July 24 at 10 am.

We have been experiencing high demand for our programs and expect that registration will fill quickly. To register, please visit this page on July 24.

Registration will take place in 2 steps.

Step 1 will be filling out an online Registration Reservation here on this page. We expect the available spots will be filled on or near the opening day, July 24. We will start a waiting list when the spots are filled.
Step 2 will be printing out and mailing in a Follow-Up Packet that includes signed waivers and registration fee. We will only accept Follow-Up Packets from athletes who have a current online Registration Reservation. All Follow-Up Packets will be due July 31. After that date, outstanding Registration Reservations will be forfeited to waiting list athletes.

REGISTRATION FAQ

  • DO WE NEED TO LIVE IN THE WALTON SCHOOL DISTRICT TO JOIN?
    • No. We welcome athletes from all the local districts to join the team.
  • WHEN ARE PRACTICES

    • Practices take place GENERALLY on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6:30, and Sundays at 6:00 p.m. and begin August 13. Variations from this schedule will be communicated through team channels.

  • WHERE ARE PRACTICES?

    • Practices take place GENERALLY at Sope Creek National Recreation Area and Sope Creek Elementary School, depending on color group and day. Variations from these locations will be communicated through team channels.

  • WHAT DOES THE REGISTRATION FEE COVER?

    • The Registration Fee ($230 for Returning athletes and $330 for New athletes) covers full uniform, gear bag, and season tech t-shirt for New athletes or tech t-shirt for Returning athletes, plus all athlete meet entry fees, permit, administrative, and insurance fees, and team gifts and parties for the whole season (January-July for Track & Field, August-December for Cross Country)

  • WHAT ADDITIONAL COSTS WILL THERE BE?

    • The only gear you need to purchase is a good pair of running shoes. Big Peach Running Company supports our team by offering discounts for our athletes and families.

    • Some athletes choose to purchase “spikes” for racing. These are not required.

    • If your athlete chooses to compete in the post-season USATF Junior Olympic series meets, all entry fees are covered by your registration fee, but travel expenses would be additional.

  • ARE PRACTICES OR MEETS MANDATORY?

    • No. We don’t take generally attendance or monitor how many practices your athlete attends. However, your athlete’s growth as a runner is directly proportional to their commitment to practice. One of the many great things about this sport is that if your athlete attends practice regularly and participates fully, they will definitely improve!

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • July 31: All Follow-Up Packets due
  • August 1: Welcome email to team members
  • August 6: Team Meeting, Uniform Fitting, & Wristband Pick-Up
  • August 8: Uniform Fitting & Wristband Pick-Up
  • August 10: Uniform Fitting & Wristband Pick-Up
  • August 13: First Practice

DEVELOPMENTAL MEET DATES:

  • SEPTEMBER 10 – Marietta High School – Hokum Karem race
  • SEPTEMBER 16 – Alpha Crush/Milton High School
  • SEPTEMBER 30 – Etowah/Boling Park
  • OCTOBER 7 – Jackrabbit/Location TBD
  • OCTOBER 21 – HOME MEET/BOUNDARY WATERS PARK
  • OCTOBER 28 – Peachtree City Flash/Heritage Christian Church

USATF JUNIOR OLYMPIC SERIES MEET DATES (** = Qualification Required):

  • NOVEMBER 11 – Georgia State Championship/Location TBD
  • NOVEMBER 18 – Region 4 Championship**/Location in GA TBD
  • DECEMBER 9 – Junior Olympic National Championship**/Tallahassee, FL