Standards to join one of our Store Teams
The Columbus Running Company is proud to support those dedicated to the sport of running. Members of the Columbus Running Company Store Team train hard, practice good sportsmanship, and do their best to promote goodwill in the running community to foster and develop the sport. The team is a USATF club, and financially supported by the Columbus Running Company. We attend individual and team events, on the local and national levels. If you are interested in the above and progressing your own talent while training with others, team CRC may be a good fit for you.
Q. Does the team do workouts together?
A. Yes. Monday nights at 6:30 we meet at the Westerville store for an easy run, usually 8-12 miles. It's open to the public. Other workout times and places are up to members.
Q. Can the Red Team get product and travel/race expenses taken care of?
A. The CRC provides a set yearly and monthly budget when it comes to gear and event expenses. Team members can expect to receive free shoes and gear through out the year. If the monthly budget is exceeded, Red team members always receive 40% off purchases in the store. We do have a select few team based events built into our budget. Entry fees, lodging, and occasionally travel expenses are taken care of by the CRC. Based on your level of experience, we can help you work with races on entries and travel expenses for individual races. The ultimate discretion is up to the CRC owners.
Q. How current do my times have to be for the Red standards?
A. To join you must have met a standard within the previous six months. Once you hit a standard, you are set for the remainder of the calendar year. When the year changes, you'll need to have hit a standard within the previous six months.
Q. Do you have a Masters team?
A. While we don't have a set masters team, we do try to participate in team events, in particular USATF Club XC. If you are active in CRC store events or wear a CRC jersey in races during the year, we'd be happy to include you in our plans for an event like USATF Club XC.
Q. Do you provide coaching?
A. If you like. Any of the CRC owners can help you build a plan towards a certain goal. Carrying out the plan is up to you.
Dear other team member:
You think you got what it takes to hang? You got a little muscle in your stew? You swinging the big boy bat? You wanna ride the wallup wagon? Do you brownstone the burgundy beef? You ever tasted the tainted tenderness? You ever cook in the fartlek inferno?
If you answered yes or no to any of these questions and want to throw down on the roads, track or trails, then we invite you to step into the realm of racing CRC style. If you've got a challenge, then we'll do our best to take it on. Stop by the store, give us a call, or email us via our Contact Us page. BAM!