Partnership with Colorado Association of Recreational Athletics brings new programs!
The Colorado Association of Recreational Athletics (CARA) began in 1970 to provide the recreational athletes of Colorado an opportunity to compete with teams from other municipalities. When CARA began it was mainly an adult sports association. While CARA still offers adult sport programs, it has become mainly a youth sports organization offering: tennis, track & field, cross country, gymnastics, lacrosse, swim and dive programs. CARA also proudly sponsors special events such as the Colorado Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge and the Denver Nuggets Skills Challenge. This year southern Colorado parks and recreation departments have expanded their programs to include youth track & field in the spring and youth cross country in the fall. CARA-TRACK website.
CARA Track is Colorado's premier recreational track program. Recreation agencies from around Colorado offer this program so young athletes ages 5–16 years old can participate in a healthy summer activity. Participants are put in heats by gender and age. All participants get a ribbon for each heat. Participants can try different events each week or just stick with their favorites. The season concludes with a state meet where divisions compete together.
Registration: Friday, March 1–Monday, April 29
Late registration: Tuesday, April 30–Monday, May 6
Registration fee: $50
Late fee: $15
Season begins: Tuesday, June 4
Practice: Tuesday and Thursday
Ages: boys and girls, 5–16 years old (age as of 12/31/19)
We are still in the process of finalizing the meet schedule. Below are meets that have already been scheduled.