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A NC Track & Field Association "Youth Best Practices" Award Team

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Welcome to the Asheville Lightning Junior Olympics Team website. Junior Olympics (affectionately known as JOs) is the top youth Track & Field and Cross Country program in America and is sponsored by USA Track & Field, our national track and field organization. It is open to boys and girls from ages 6 to 18, from beginners to advanced high school level. The Asheville Lightning is one of the most respected and well known Junior Olympics teams in the southeast and in 2012 it received the prestigious North Carolina Track & Field Association President's "Youth Best Practices Award", a recognition from the state level of the superior organization and administration of the Asheville Lightning. Over 2000 young athletes from Western North Carolina have been members of the team since it was first formed in 1991 and many of these have been State, Regional and National Champions. The team annually has over 20 volunteer coaches, a dedicated administrative staff and is supported by many youth-oriented organizations. Typically over 100 young athletes are on the team each summer. Practices are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 6:15 to 8:00 PM at the AC Reynolds HS track, beginning in late April of each year.


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Updated March 7, 2015

An evening of races & running activities for kids 14 and under aimed at promoting running, fitness, proper nutrition and good health. Five races for different age and grade levels. At A.C. Reynolds High School in Asheville right after the Blue Ridge Classic Track Meet. Major support by Girls on the Run, the YMCA of Western North Carolina, Paramount KIA, the Asheville Lightning Junior Olympics Team and the WNC Nature Center.

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6:00 pm: Paramount KIA 600M Hamster Run
(Boys & girls run together, Grades K-1, Parents can run with kids, Race is on the track)

6:20 pm: YMCA of WNC Raccoon Run 1K
(Boys & girls run together, Grades 2-3, With or without parents, Race is on the track)

6:40 pm: Girls on the Run Red Fox 2K
(Girls only, Grades 4-5-6, Race is on track & campus grounds)

7:00 pm: Asheville Lightning Coyote 2K
(Boys only, Grades 4-5-6, Race is on track & campus grounds)

7:20 pm: WNC Nature Center Black Bear 3K
(Boys & girls run together, Grades 7-8, Race is on track & campus grounds)


2014 Results
Developmental Meet Results

NC State Meet Results     Region 3 Championship Meet Results    National Championship Results


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