Join the Cross Country, Track, and Field Club at UC Davis!
If you would like to join the club now, either use the contact form to the right or email firstname.lastname@example.org. During the school year, our official practice is every weekday at 4:30 PM (we start running at 4:40) at Woody Wilson Track, shown on the map below, though we also regularly run as a team in the mornings and on weekends for practice and social events, all facilitated through our very active Slack channel--ask our membership officers to add you to our Slack. We may change our regular meet time and location or cancel practice depending on weather and races. You are allowed to run on campus, including the track (when it is not in use by ICA), as long as you abide by university rules. Our Info tab has more information about the club's operations.
The only requirement to join is that you are a current UC Davis student of any flavor: undergraduate or graduate, part-time or full-time. UC Davis sports club members are required to get a physical before participating in any club event, so please try to get that ASAP (physical form). We do not have "try-outs" and no background in running, sprinting, or jumping is required. We do not check grades and there is no age requirement. Our governing association, NIRCA, does not have year restrictions like NCAA/NAIA/etc., so athletes with backgrounds in those organizations may join and compete at any time. Part-time students may participate in all of the club's practices and races except the NIRCA championship events.
The only mandatory fees are dues ($30/year) and the UC Davis Sport Clubs waiver ($20/year). Club uniforms, which are required for NIRCA and other team-level races, cost $40 but usually do not have to be purchased every year by our continuing athletes. Travel expenses vary by race, and racing is not mandatory.