Youth membership includes two practices per week, quality coaching & training advice, discounts to all Ultimook non-profit events & local fun runs, the ability to join the Ultimook Youth Racing Team, and character lessons with each practice. Highly competitive runners may choose to get additional private coaching. See all membership options here.
The 2022 season starts May 31 and extends to July 28. The first practice will be held at Bud’s Fitness Trail at the Tillamook Junior High School. Practices will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30 pm at various places in the Tillamook area. A schedule will be provided by coaches at the beginning of the season.
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. We want to bridge the gap between small school youth runners & larger, more priviledged programs.
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.
Rachel Dreyer, Youth Coach
Rachel Dreyer is a 8-time varsity letter athlete in both cross country and track & field. She competed for Trinity Lutheran College where she qualified for the NAIA Cross Country National Championships in 2014. She has coached distance track at the high school level.
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!
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