COVID-19 Update—Mitigation & Safety—Canyon Track Club takes pride in hosting safe and enjoyable events for all our participants and our volunteers. Please understand that COVID-19 circumstances are constantly changing, and we continue to adjust our methods to reduce health risks and promote a safe and enjoyable race experience. (CTC has additional events we hope to continue to enjoy this year, and the health and safety of our participants and volunteers is paramount.)
Runners, Family, & Friends
• If you do not feel well the morning of the event, if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or if you are under quarantine, please stay home. (If you are registered for the event, we can mail your shirt to you; you can even send us an email with your virtual time by 21 DEC, and we can post it.)
• Please wear a facial mask at this event when not running (even when outdoors).
• Please make every effort to maintain a six-foot bubble from others not in your family unit or intimate friend circle.
• Please wash your hands and/or utilize the sanitizer stations CTC has provided.
Start Line Procedures
• Race officials will assign staggered starts for runners to accommodate social distancing.
• Runners may proceed to the start when their race numbers are called, but not before.
• Please make every effort to maintain a six-foot bubble around yourself at the start, and as much as possible during the race.
• You may remove your mask at the start line.
Finish Line Procedures
• Please redress your facial mask as soon as you cross the finish line.
• Please exit the finish line area quickly.
• Please use hand sanitizer.
• Please maintain social distance.
• An enclosed sack of fruit and other snacks will be available for you when you exit the finish area.
• Please enjoy the remainder of your day. Results will be available at UltraSignUp.com later in the day.
Thank you again for joining us for this event. We hope you have an enjoyable and safe experience, and that you truly have a very Merry Christmas!
LIVE or VIRTUAL
In consideration of COVID-19 challenges, this run can be either LIVE or VIRTUAL. Those who run with us live are eligible for prizes and awards. Those who run virtual will receive a unique Ugly Sweater 5K long-sleeved T-Shirt. If you choose to run LIVE, please wear a facial mask when around others, except when running/walking the event. Also, please respect a 6-foot distance from others who are not in your family or close friend unit. Thanks!
About the Ugly Sweater 5K Event
Come share your Christmas spirit with us by wearing your Ugly Sweater and joining us for a run/walk celebrating Christmas. Enjoy the Ugly Sweater contest, which will occur at 9:30am, and the raffle drawings, food, refreshments, and awards which will follow the race!!! You must be present to win contest or raffles.
Whittenberger Park is a dog-friendly park. Well-behaved canines and their responsible owners are invited to join us for the Ugly Sweater 5K! Please help us be good stewards of Caldwell Parks by controlling and cleaning up after your pet. Thanks!
Ugly Sweater 5K is presented by Canyon Track Club, which strives to serve the people of Canyon County, Idaho and the surrounding areas of the Treasure Valley, promoting physical fitness among people of all ages through running and walking exercise. Coaches for CTC particularly encourage and teach children and youth to enjoy physical fitness through running and field events at an early age.
UGLY SWEATER CONTEST!
UGLY SWEATER CONTEST will commence at 9:30am!!!
Ugly Sweater 5K Run/Walk Race follows at 10:00am!! This year, in consideration of health practices, the judging team will observe costumes, take photos, and report results by the end of the race for the winners.
Ugly Sweater 5K Course
The Ugly Sweater 5K course begins at Whittenberger Park. It immediately crosses the Boise River, circling Rotary Pond, follows the Caldwell Greenbelt path upriver to the Old Highway 30 Bridge, where it again crosses the Boise River. From there, it follows the Caldwell Greenbelt path downriver back to Whittenberger Park for an exciting finish!
AWARDS! Overall & Age Groups
Overall Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Male and Female finishers
Age Group Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Male and Female finishers
Age Groups are as follows: 10 & Under; 11-12; 13-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 & Up
This year, in consideration of health issues, we will not hold an awards ceremony. Places will be posted periodically, and we will hand out awards along with the post-race refreshment packages (enclosed bags).
Packet pickup is available at the Start Line Area at 8:45am on the morning of the race.
About Our Fund-Raising Efforts
Proceeds from Ugly Sweater 5K help fund the development of youth athletes for Junior Olympics, Nike NXN, and FootLocker cross country events, as well as NIKE-Boise Indoor (Idaho Center in Nampa) and Simplot Games (ISU's Holt Arena in Pocatello) indoor winter track events. The youth members of CTC also participate in many other local events as they become available.
Canyon Track Club--Our Purpose
The purpose of Canyon Track Club is to serve the people of Canyon County and the surrounding areas of the Treasure Valley, promoting physical fitness among people of all ages through running and walking exercise. Our goal is to promote a positive environment where students of all ages can compete in Track and Field, growing not only in their physical abilities but growing confidence. Coaches for Canyon Track Club try to make a strong, lasting impact for each athlete. We encourage our athletes to give their best each and every day not only to get better for themselves but to positively influence other athletes.
Canyon Track Club members and participants have included athletes from Caldwell, Vallivue, Skyview, Homedale, Ontario, Greenleaf, Middleton, Emmett, Parma, Kuna, and Ridgevue schools, as well as numerous private schools, charter schools, and home school associations. Many former club members have gone on to compete at the collegiate level this decade--some winning All-Conference Events, competing in Finals at National Events, and some winning All-American Academic Awards as well.
Canyon Track Club--Our Story
Canyon Track Club was founded in 2005 by Brian Faulks and Jim Trapp. It started out with just a hand-full of runners, but in a few short years grew into over 50 athletes. We have had athletes achieve many different accolades through running at Canyon Track Club such as All-State and All-American Honors as well as significant Academic Achievement Honors in the classroom.
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There are no paid coaches for Canyon Track Club, Inc. Coaches for the Club have a combined 100+ seasons of coaching experience in all aspects of Track and Field. Coaches offer their time and effort, working with athletes to develop and improve their fitness and overall technique. Coaches share expertise in distance, sprints, hurdles, relays, jumps, and throwing. We strive to promote excellence by challenging our athletes to become the best that they can be, yet at the same time, we encourage them to develop running as a lifestyle habit so that they may enjoy the many health benefits of running for years to come.