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First Indoor Practice of 2022


Please check the Facebook Page (the link is the blue “f” to the left under the menu) until 19.  The webmaster will be out of internet reach until this time.  


Outdoor Practices for Capital City Striders and those interested in joining began April 2 at Laidley Field.  Saturday practices are 12 PM - 2 PM.  Weekday practices are 4:30 PM - 7 PM.  The May 7 practice will be the last practice before the 2 seek break for county and state championships.  Please park outside the field and enter through the ticket gate this year when the drive-in gate is locked and the field is not open.  Middle and High School athletes follow WVSSAC rules.


The Facebook Page (the blue square with the white f to the left of each website page) will be used for communications about the Capital City Striders (CCS) to the public to increase visibility inside and outside of our participating area and to encourage increased membership in and support for our organization.   Important events, schedule, meet, and practice information will be posted.  Those wishing to post on this page may submit pictures or posts to the Page administrators for consideration for publishing.  CCS Striders and their families may post directly on the Facebook group.  


The Facebook Group has a different image button on this website (pale red “flying foot” logo button under the blue FB Page button on each page of the website to the left).  The FB Group will directly accept input (pictures, results, comments, questions, information, other).  This group will be used for communications for and among the current and former CCS athletes and their families (schedules, meets, forms needed, deadlines, coordination among families for out-of-area meets, scholarship information, questions, last minute announcements, etc.).  This FB group is “CapitalCityStridersWV” at the location  

This website is the location to download membership forms and meet information and registration forms when needed.  It also has historical and current pictures and results  as well as area information (hotels) for those attending our meets from out of town.

AAU National Indoor Championship

Congratulations to Kendra Steele for her outstanding results for the 13 year old girls in Long Jump, the 60 meter dash, and the 200 meter dash at the AAU National Indoor Championship at Virginia Beach March 11-13.

Charleston to Host AAU Track and Field Championship

Over 1,200 athletes will compete June 16-19, 2022

A media event was held at Laidley Field on March 3 to announce the 2022 AAU Region 4 Championship, held June 16-19 at Laidley Field.  Please read the press release from the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau here.  Athlete Information may be seen here, and the entire flyer can be downloaded from that webpage.  A one page schedule can be found here, and hotel information is available here.  We appreciate participation and support for this event from Charleston’s Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin, the Kanawha County Commission, our Governor Jim Justice, Senator Manchin, and Senator Capito as well as the publicity from WOWK, WSAZ and WCHS who were present.  Registration (and meet information)  is on

Coach Chip Ferrell, top left; Mary Amy Shuler Goodwin, top right; Some of the Kanawha Valley Track and Field Officials, bottom left; and Capital City Strider Arabella Boggs with Mayor Goodwin, bottom right.

Outdoor Meets

CCS plans to offer All-Comers, Invitational, District AAU (June 4), District USATF, and Regional AAU (June 16-19) meets at Laidley Field  in 2022.  Meets will be posted on the Schedule page with active links as plans are finalized.  A hotel list of hotels near Laidley Field with distances from the field is also posted there.  The June WV AAU District Qualifier information may be found here:  2022 AAU District Qualifying Track & Field & Multi-Event Meet , Laidley Field.  Information for the District USATF Meet on June 11 is available here.  

February 19 Indoor Meet in Bowling Green, OH

Our CCS athletes participating in the February 19 Dayton Wolverines Track Club Meet in Bowling Green, OH did very well.    Kendra Steele (13) and Lincoln Saunders both got PR’s at this very challenging and large meet!  Kendra placed 3rd in the long jump (14-01.50) and placed well in the 60m and 200m as well.  Lincoln Saunders (8) placed 3rd in both long jump (8-04.50) and shot (12-01.00) and did very well in the 60 m dash as well.  Congratulations Striders!

New Members are welcome for the 2022 Track and Field Season!

New Memberships are always accepted during the year. Membership forms may be downloaded from Membership includes AAU membership (September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022) and USATF Membership (September 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022).  Fall Cross Country Practice continues in October and November, and dates and locations will be posted before practices.  

Text Communications


In an effort to improve communications with Capital City Strider athletes and their parents, we send out updated and urgent messages for Capital City Striders as text messages, which are more likely to be seen right away.  

Anyone interested in participating, please text your phone number which can receive text messages to Barbara Warren at 3047674802 with your names and ages, if athletes.  Parents and guardians please identify yourselves by name and provide the names and ages of your athletes.  THANK YOU for helping to improve our Capital City Strider Communications!

Pictures of Capital City Striders Practices

Although most T&F events for 2020 were cancelled, pictures from our 2020 Indoor Saturday practices are in the Photos 2020 tab to the left in the Menu, including our practice of 2/22/2020.

Capital City Striders Pictures are here.

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

Check our Results Pages for Results from 2019 and earlier years!

Striders In College

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 left of each webpage (click here).

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.

Masters Athletes

Masters Athletes are welcome to join Capital City Striders and compete in Track and Field, Running, Long Distance Running, and/or Racewalking.  Information on opportunities for Masters may be found at

To donate to Capital City Striders, click here. 

Capital City Striders, Inc.

CEO: Coach William “Chip” Ferrell

501 C (3) Non Profit

PO Box 113

Institute, WV 25112-0113




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