The Arkansas Performance Running Club
nicknamed the "Patroits" is a year long youth,
open and masters running club based in Little
Rock, Arkansas and affiliated with the USA
Track & Field (USATF) , the national governing
body for track and field, road running, cross
country running, race-walking, and
We abide by the rules and regulations of
USATF and our club is an active member of
our local association.
Our program is open to children ages 6-18,
included in the category of Youth athletes(Y),
also ages 19-39, included in category of Open
athletes (O) and Master category (M) for
athletes over 40. We offer Track & Field
practice all year around.
USATF Club Number: 23-0026
USATF Association: USATF Arkansas
USATF Region: Region 9 (Arkansas,
Missouri Valley, Oklahoma, Ozark)
We provide young athletes with an opportunity to develop and build confidence in their running skills while training
and competing with other athletes of similar ages and
abilities in a supportive and fun environment.
We pursue that goal with the philosophy of holding the emotional and physical well being of the athletes ahead of all
other considerations and providing a rewarding experience, no matter what level of running skill or background.
Our club operates under the supervision of USATF certified coaches. All coaches are required to be members of the
USATF and maintain good standing through an annual background screening.
The program has its own registration and fees. The season follows a format of early skill development and
conditioning, a series of developmental meets hosted by local teams, including the Arkansas Performance Running
Club, and the USATF Junior Olympics series of qualifying meets leading to the National Championships.