The Salt Lake City Track Club has been giving back to the running community for decades. One special way we do this is through Making Strides, which was started in 2009. The program now partners with Race Cats and the Wallace Stegner Academy to provide a running program for children from West Valley. The program, which takes place in the fall and spring, provides training and running competitions for elementary and middle school children.

The Track Club coordinates with Race Cats to provide discounted registration fees and running shoes for those families that require them. Additionally, the Track Club provides coaches to guide children on their running journey.

Making Strides aims to introduce children to the sport of running to foster a lifelong relationship with the activity. The Track Club wants to encourage youth to run to promote a healthy and active lifestyle.

If you are interested in volunteering for Making Strides please contact the board at