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General Information

HGRA Track is a co-ed program focused on teaching the fundamental athletic skills in an environment that emphasizes participation, learning, and having fun.  There is something for everyone in track whether it be running, jumping, or throwing, but doing all three will make you a triple threat! The program is structured to help a young athlete progress through each age group and try new things in practice to help each individual grow and improve. 

The Spring program also provides 4-5 track meets to its participants, free of charge, which allows all athletes the opportunity to compete in a setting that focuses on personal improvement, having fun with teammates, and enjoying the thrill of competition.  The Track meets are always a highlight of the season.


  • Track practice continues for 10 weeks, every Monday and Wednesday.
  • No practice on Memorial Day or Juneteenth.
  • Sign-up for both Monday and Wednesday practices for only one fee.
  • Teams will vary per age group but teams are generally limited to 20 per team.  Some age groups will have up to 5 teams, others will have 2 teams.  The teams will practice at different times (either early on Monday and late on Wednesday or vice versa) on a rotating schedule. There is the Gazelles schedule and the Cheetahs schedule and you can select your preference within the registration. Both Gazelles and Cheetahs offer at least one team within each age groups, unless there are uneven numbers.
  • Use the buddy request on the registration form to make sure you have all family members/friends on the same team/practice schedule.
  • If you are interested in being a Head Coach or Assistant Coach, please sign up to be a Track Practice Coach or Track Practice Assistant during the registration process.
  • Please sign up to be a Home meet volunteer during the registration process.  We need your help at all our Track Meets to make them a great experience for everyone!


  • Track practice will be at a local site to be determined.
  • Bring a water bottle to all practices and meets.
  • Wear lace-up well fitting running shoes.
  • HGRA Track shirts will be provided and need to be worn at Track Meets for recording purposes.  It also helps to wear the shirts during the first month of practice as everyone is getting to know each other.

Cancelled Practice/Meet due to Severe Weather:

In the case of heavy rain, storms or excessive heat, an email will be sent from the HGRA website, no later than 1 hour before the practice or meet is scheduled to start.

2024 Track Meet Info

Wednesday, May 8th - Track Meet #1 @ 6:00pm @ Highland Park HS

Wednesday, May 22th - Track Meet #2 @ 6:00pm @ Washington Tech HS

Saturday, June 8th - Track Meet #3 @ 8:00am @ Washington Tech HS

Wednesday, June 12th - Track Meet #4 @ 6:00pm @ Washington Tech HS

Wednesday, June 26th - Track Meet #5 @ 6:00pm @ Washington Tech HS (Final Day of HGRA Track)

2024 Critical Dates

Thursday, Feb 1st - Registration Opens

Monday, April 22nd - Practice Begins

Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day (No HGRA Activities)

Wednesday, June 19th - Juneteenth (No HGRA Activities)


HGRA Track Opening Day


2024 Age Requirments

 8U - 9/1/15 to 8/31/17

  9U - 9/01/14 to 8/31/15

  10U - 9/01/13 to 8/31/14

  11U - 9/01/12 to 8/31/13

  12U - 9/1/11 to 8/31/12

  14U - 9/1/09 to 8/31/11

2024 Practice Schedule

SPRING TRACK (Monday April 22nd - Monday June 24th)
10 weeks


6:15pm Gazelles
7:30pm Cheetahs

6:15pm Cheetahs
7:30pm Gazelles

The Registration "Track" is not currently available.

HGRA Track Meet Photos

Photos by Brock Beithon in 2018