Racing Team

The Steeplechasers Racing Team gives competitive members a way to band together and share their club spirit outside of other Steeplechaser activities. The team seeks to promote competitive distance running among the club and bring increased visibility of FSRC to the local running scene. The racing team will compete in races throughout the great Metropolitan DC area.

Racing team applications are generally taken from Dec 1 through Dec 31 for team membership Jan 1 through Dec 31, and from Jun 1 through Jun 30 for team membership Jul 1 through Jun 30. Please fill out this form to apply for the team, or to renew your application.

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Benefits

As a member of the racing team you will receive a complimentary racing team singlet or short sleeve and long-sleeve 3/4 zip-up or jacket. Elite team members will receive $50 of unrestricted funds to be used towards two running events listed in the racing calendar. Developmental team members will receive $25 in unrestricted funds used towards one running event in the racing calendar.

Steeplechasers Racing Team Requirements

In order to be eligible for the racing team, members must fulfill several requirements. You will also be asked to sign this contract to be part of the racing team. Please send a scanned version of this to racingteam@steeplechasers.org, or a hard copy to the P.O. Box found at the bottom of this page.

  • Steeplechasers Membership

First and foremost, any individual to be considered for the racing team must be registered as a member of the Frederick Steeplechasers. Membership must be current in order to remain on the team.

  • Time Standards

All members must successfully meet or exceed the established time standards for their age and gender in at least one race within a one year time span. Qualifying distances must be at least 5km in length and no longer than a marathon. Only distances available in the age-graded calculator will be accepted.

Elite Team

Time standards are based on age-graded performances, using this calculator.

Men must exceed an age-graded percentile of 73%.

Women must exceed an age-graded percentile of 75%.

The racing team coordinator will monitor the status of the time standards to ensure that all team members continue to satisfy the standards.

Development Team

Time standards are based on age-graded performances, using this calculator.

Men must exceed an age-graded percentile of 70%.

Women must exceed an age-graded percentile of 71%.

The racing team coordinator will monitor the status of the time standards to ensure that all team members continue to satisfy the standards.

Racing and Volunteering

In addition to meeting time standards, racing team members must participate and wear the team jersey in at least four local races within Frederick County/Metropolitan DC/Baltimore area each year. However, it is strongly encouraged that members participate in as many local races as possible. At least three of the races must be from the Race Schedule below.

Racing Team members are also expected to volunteer for at least three (3) Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club events over the course of the calendar year they are on the team. These can include, but are not limited to: volunteering at club sponsored races, working course set-up, finish line management, course marshaling, and Panther Running Club.

Contact

If you have successfully completed the above requirements and are interested in joining the racing team, please contact our racing team coordinator, Chris VanSant, at racingteam@steeplechasers.org

2017 Race Schedule

***Team members may pick one race not listed on the calendar to fulfill one of their four race requirements***

Racing Team Results

Click below to see results for races run by the racing team.

Racing Team Members – click here to enter your results and volunteer information.