Youth Practice Schedule: M, W, & F evenings at 5:00 pm. Meet at Junior High practice field adjacent to parking lot.

*Long term aerobic development

*Character/leadership training

*Goal setting & teamwork

*Progressive training

*Join our racing team

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Membership Options

There are two membership options.  The first option is to be a part of our local training group in Tillamook & Wilsonville (more locations added soon).  The second option is to be a satellite member.  Both membership options provide 3 practices per week, online coaches’ blog & social media, eligible to be on our track & cross country racing team, and additional guidance if desired.  See all membership options here.

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Training Seasons

Spring season starts the 2nd week in April:  April 8 and extends through June 8.  Summer season starts June 24 and extends through August 24, building the aerobic engine for cross country in the Fall.  Fall season kicks off Sept. 2, just in time for the Ultimook Race on Sept. 7 and goes through Nov. 2.  The Championship Fall season runs from Nov. 3 through Dec. 14, covering all USA T&F Junior Olympic competitions.   

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Our Mission

Our mission is to develop young runners in both mind and body.  Young runners require a fun, supportive environment to aid in aerobic development.  Character lessons will be shared at all practices and satellite members will have online access to these lessons.  We want to bridge the gap between small school youth runners & larger, more priviledged programs.


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Youth Member

  • 3 Practices/week (2 month season)
  • Ultimook Track Club Racing Singlet (1st season), t-shirt in subsequent seasons
  • Coach’s Corner Blog & Training Advice
  • Race with Ultimook Youth Team (if desired)
  • Character lessons with each practice
  • Discounts to all Ultimook non-profit events

Youth satellite

  • Practice when in the area
  • Ultimook Track Club Racing Singlet (1st season), t-shirt in subsequent seasons
  • Coach’s Corner Blog & Training Advice
  • Race with Ultimook Youth Team (if desired)
  • Character lessons delivered online
  • Discounts to all Ultimook non-profit events

Personal Coaching

  • One on one individual coaching
  • Access to personalized Final Surge online training log
  • Progressive training plan designed just for you
  • Coaching for USA T&F Junior Olympics cross country &/or track circuit
  • Professional running analysis & strategic goal setting sessions

Youth Track Club

Developing Young Runners in Mind & Body
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Our Coaches

Josh Huffman, Youth Coach

Josh was four-time most valuable cross country runner at Tillamook High School and two-time 3,000m track & field state finalist.  He is a running enthusiast finishing the Boston Marathon in 2:53.19 in 2008.  He’s completed the McDonald Forest 50k ultramarathon in both 2009 and 2012 with a 5:39.44 best time.

Chelsea Yarnell, Youth Director

Chelsea attended her first track meet at just six months old and running has been an integral part of her life since. After being an 8 varsity letter for cross country and track at Lakewood High School in WA, she spent three years running for the Bruins at George Fox University. She’s coached cross country and track at both the high school and junior high level in Tillamook County since 2014.

Patrick Zweifel, Track Club Director

Patrick is the head cross country and track coach at Tillamook High School.  He has been a part of six state championship team titles, four as an athlete and two as a coach.  He has three individual state titles and has coached numerous individuals to state titles.  He competed collegiately at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  He is founder to both the Ultimook Race and Ultimook Running Camp.  


Our mission is to develop long distance runners in both mind and body.  Our Youth Track Club is focused on long-term aerobic development with a strong emphasis on character development.

We want all young athletes to have the opportunity to maximize their abilities.  This can be achieved by complementing a current program or by helping bridge the gap between small school athletics and more privileged programs.  We teach about progression, goal setting, teamwork, and old school grit.

We currently offer four youth programs–Spring, Summer, Fall, and Extended Fall (XC championship season).  Year-round progressive running is the key to continued improvement.  Sign up for a season of running and join our team!

Patrick Zweifel

Track Club Director

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May 2019

No Ultimook Youth practice: May 27

May 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tillamook Junior High School, 3906 Alder Ln
Tillamook, OR 97141 United States
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Ultimook Youth Track Club will not be meeting for practice on May 27 for Memorial Day. Enjoy the time off with your friends and family.

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June 2019

2019 YMCA Milk Run

June 22 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tillamook County Family YMCA, 610 Stillwell Ave
Tillamook, OR 97141 United States
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10K Run, 5k Run/Walk, 2 mile Run/Walk, kids race all featured in the heart of Tillamook Oregon on the same day as the Dairy Parade and Rodeo! Make a day of fun on the coast!

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Love Rocks Run

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tom McCall Upper Elementary School, 1341 Pacific Ave
Forest Grove, Oregon 97116
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The 4th annual Love Rocks Run will be on June 29th in Forest Grove, OR. This fun-filled event is a 5k run/walk, Kids Dash and Love Rocks Community Fair with over 30 community organizations and businesses represented. The focus of the Love Rocks Run is to have fun while celebrating love and joy one mile at a time! 5k: $35 Kids race: $12

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July 2019

Neskowin 5k Runabout

July 4 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Neskowin Golf Course, 47951-47645 Hawk St,
Neskowin, Oregon 97149
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It's the 8th Annual Neskowin Runabout! The perfect event to start off your 4th of July. The 5K starts and finishes at the Neskowin Golf Course and begins at 7:30 am.

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Ocean’s Edge 5k

July 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Kyllo’s Restaurant, 1110 NW 1st CT
Lincoln City, Oreogn 97367
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The Ocean's Edge Fun Run is a low tide 5K fun run/walk. It is one of the only all-beach running events on the Oregon Coast! The run will begin and end on the beach behind Kyllo’s Restaurant. The run starts at 9am.

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NCRD’s Beach Walk & Run

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Downtown Manzanita, 162 Ocean Rd
Manzanita, Oregon 97130 United States
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5k/10k 1 Mile Kids Run A wide expanse of hard-packed sand stretches from the cliffs of Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain south to Nehalem Bay Jetty. Cape Lookout to the south & Neah-Kah-Nie to the north provide aphotoesque finish. Come see why so many are calling this "One of the most scenic runs in the region!" The race begins at the foot of the Laneda Avenue, that runs through the center of Manzanita, on the sandy shores of Manzanita Beach. Runners begin in…

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August 2019

Pacific City Beach Challenge

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cape Kiwanda, 33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr
Pacific City, 97135 United States
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5k/10k Kids Run The run is an out and back on the beach, starting due west of the Pelican and running south to the turnaround point.  There are often obstacles left by the surf and water features to navigate. This is a challenging run since it's all on the beach which is a mix of hard pack and soft sand. Fantastic Event Beautiful Scenery! Free Shirts Included Handmade Finisher Medals Complimentary Pelican Beer Music, Awards, and Snacks! Professional Chip Timing…

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Tillamook Bay Run

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bay Ocean Spit, Bayocean Dike Rd
Tillamook, Oregon 97141
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Embark on a spectacular journey along the Bay Ocean Spit, with beautiful views of both the Ocean and Bay. The all terrain adventure is comprised of gravel, sand, slight hills and flats! Music, Awards, Food and Local Beer! Free Tech Shirts Included* Chip Timing for the 5K & 10K Cash Prizes for Overall Winners of the 10K  *Shirts not guaranteed after Aug 12th. Packet pickup starts at 8:30AM at the race. REGISTRATION will be AVAILABLE AT THE RACE bring friends…

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September 2019

Ultimook Race

September 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hydrangea Ranch, 9455 Kichis River Rd.
Tillamook, OR 97141 United States
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Sept. 7, 2019

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Ultimook Running Camp

2 Sessions in 2019

July 28 to Aug. 3 & Aug. 4 to Aug. 10