Capital City Striders

                  Youth Track and Field


To donate to Capital City Striders by check, click here.

Capital City Striders, Inc. (CCS) are now in our new fiscal year as of September 1, 2018.  All old AAU memberships expired on August 31.  Your USATF membership will expire Dec 31, 2019.  Please renew memberships now.

Coach Ferrell would like to congratulate all Striders for a very, very successful track as well as cross country season.  We thank those who have recently contributed to the Striders and would appreciate any further contributions to the Capital City Striders.

AAU and USATF Cross Country results from the November 10 competitions at Coonskin are here (AAU) and here (USATF). All who participated Saturday qualified for the AAU and USATF National Championships.  For those planning on attending the AAU National XC Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee on December 1, 2018, there will be practices Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  Please let Coach Ferrell know if you plan to compete, and please register online at CoachO for the National AAU XC Championship Meet. The entry fee is $35.00 per athlete.

The USATF National XC Championship is in San Rafael Regional Park, Reno, NV on December 8, 2018.

Coach Ferrell will let Strider athletes know the date and time of the beginning of indoor training at the recreational center either in Kanawha City or on Donnally St.

Please enroll your Kroger Plus card in the Kroger Community Reward program assigning it to the Capital City Striders.  Click here for more information.

You may join the Capital City Striders at any time during the year.  Please contact Coach Chip Ferrell if you or any other person that you know may want to join.  Coach Ferrell may be contacted at 304-766-9478 (home), 304-552-5306 (cell) or by e-mail at


Annual Club Membership fee for September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019 is $100.00 per athlete.  The membership includes individual memberships in USATF and AAU, plus a Strider T-Shirt, insurance, and entry fees for the Strider Invitational in June.

There are always opportunities for parents to assist with work parties, officiating, organizing, and preparation for events.  Please volunteer some of your time to help us out.  Call Coach Ferrell if you would like to volunteer, or if you have questions or concerns.


Our Striders in college are making us proud!  More information about Striders in College may be accessed from the Striders in College link in the menu at the top of each webpage.


Into this world we came

    And we came without a choice,

Our ancestors built this land

    And even then they had a voice.

But before they died they planted seeds,

    From each seed grew a child,

A beautiful child indeed.

Through time the cycle continued

    “Seeds” were planted year after year,

With the sweat and love of our parents

    And certainly not without their tears.

Those children are our future

    And they’ll open each door a little wider,

The ones you see before you now

    Are the very proud Capital City Striders.

As each one crosses a finish line

    They win more than just a race,

They win a chance to let it be known

    That they’re here to take their place.

Hey you Capital City Striders

    Though you may think each race is fun,

You’ve got a lot more work to do

    Before the real race is won.

The main event is with yourself

    Because parents can only do so much,

And they won’t always be around

    For you to just reach out and touch.

Whatever you do in life try to win

    But if you don’t, hold your head with pride,

Because no one can call you a quitter

    And we’ll love you because you tried.

Tackle life with ambition

    And make the doors open wider,

On the field be a team

    Because you are the Capital City Striders.

Always try your hardest

    And never hold yourselves back,

Remember it’s good to be a winner,

    So in your minds be just that.

                A STRIDER!

Coach Ferrell receiving the AAU Leadership Award!

Capital City Striders has established an ongoing partnership with the West Virginia Beverage Association. Through this grant and this ongoing partnership with the West Virginia Beverage Association, we will be able to reach more young student athletes and hopefully continue our longstanding tradition of positively impacting our community for many years ahead.

Capital City Striders Check Presentation

All Strider coaches and volunteers need to go to and renew their memberships and apply for a current Background check. 

The Capital City Striders  (CCS), located in Charleston, WV is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and a club member of the USA Track & Field (USATF) as well as the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) organizations.  These organizations are the national governing bodies of track and field.  As a result of being a member of USATF and AAU, the CCS is a competitive level club.

The intent of the program is to provide proper training for the events of track & field, to engage in competition with other USATF and AAU clubs locally, regionally & nationally, and to have fun.  Athletes also gain valuable educational, social, and travel experiences, while developing confidence and respect for themselves and others.

Capital City Striders Pictures are here.

Check out Press Releases here

Check our Winners Page for Results from 2017 and earlier years!

Click link for important information on how to register for
AAU membership:

Capital City Striders, Inc.

Director:  Coach William “Chip” Ferrell

501 C (3) Non Profit

P O Box 1243

Charleston, WV 25325


PO Box 113

Institute, WV 25112



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