ARTC’s Open & Masters Team is a USA Track & Field club that encompasses all things running and track & field. Open & Masters simply signifies age groups with “Open” being 18-35yrs and “Masters” being 36+ age groups. This is truly a group that aims to welcome and support all areas in Track & Field, Cross Country, Road Racing, & MUT (Mountain, Ultra, Trail.) This group is all about community, building relationships, and having a great time training and racing with friends! There are no requirements or time standards to join this group....simply sign up and show up! Whether it’s company for a long run, hill repeats, or a partner at the track, you can count on finding a teammate to sweat it out with you. Our team app allows the group to communicate upcoming workouts and races, as well as discuss group training opportunities at various locations around NWA. For more information, please send us a message!
COMMUNITY & BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS
The Open & Masters Team is the newest addition to Arkansas Track Club’s roster. Our goal with this program is to create a running family inclusive of every type of athlete that is focused on community involvement, support, and encouragement. Our hope is to build this program into our largest, so that it serves as the foundation for ARTC while connecting members to our highly successful Youth and Elite Teams. No matter your pace or experience as a runner, this group is for EVERYONE. We encourage our members to continue developing themselves as athletes by providing opportunities to try new things and set new goals. We would love to see road racers go off-road, mountain runners try road or track races, or maybe even some field events such as long jump or discus. This exposure benefits the entire running community, and we are here to support it. I dare you to sign up and join us.
INVESTMENT & COMMITMENT
ARTC's Open/Masters Team operates on a simple annual fee which provides athletes with USATF Team membership and ARTC gear.