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Warm-ups begin at 4:00 pm (new) at Laidley Field Followed by Track and Field Practice until 6:00 PM.

Check the FB link to left for practice pictures.

Capital City Striders

Athletes who plan to compete in the June 19 AAU District Meet must register immediately on the CoachO website ( (before 11:59 pm, Wednesday, June 16).  

The top 6 athletes in each event qualify for the Regional AAU Meet in Youngstown OH June 24-27.  Those who are interested in going to Youngstown must notify Coach Ferrell right away, before the meet on the 19th since the entry deadline for registration is very soon.  Registration for the Youngstown AAU Regional Meet will be $25 per athlete.  

AAU District Meet June 19

Information for the AAU District Meet may be found here.  Capital City Striders members please contact Coach Ferrell to register for the AAU District Meet on June 19 at Laidley Field.  UNATTACHED ATHLETES may sign up for the meet through CoachO (  They must have AAU membership and proof of age to compete.   


Capital City Striders PRACTICE times (when scheduled) are 4:00-6:00 PM on weekdays (starting June 1) and 10-12 on Saturdays at the University of Charleston’s Laidley Field when it is free from meets.  The next planned practices are:

June 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24*, 25*, 26*, 28, 29, 30

* The District AAU Meet is June 19 at Laidley Field.  Those who participate and qualify may proceed to the Regional AAU Meet in Youngstown, OH June 24-27.  CCS Practice June 24-26 will be for those who do not attend the Youngstown AAU meet.

Practices after June 30 will be posted when Laidley Field or another venue is secured.  

Our FB page (FB Group CapitalCityStridersWV or 

All returning and new Capital City Striders please renew your memberships if you plan to participate in Summer Track and Field, and encourage your friends to join CCS!  so that AAU and USATF memberships can be obtained for each athlete.  


The AAU District Meet will be held at Laidley Field on June 19.  The AAU Regional Meet will be in Youngstown, OH, June 24-27.  More meets are being planned and will be posted soon.

If you have any questions, please call Coach Ferrell at 304-552-5306, 304-766-9478, or 304-932-6319 or send an email to

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.

New Facebook Address

The new Capital City Striders Facebook address is (CapitalCityStridersWV).  Anyone who joins the group may contribute information or pictures.  Type this into your browser or click on the Facebook blue logo below the menu on any page of this website to access this new site.  Please contribute pictures, posts or other appropriate contributions to assist communication among members of Capital City Striders.  The old CCS FB page is still up as well at 

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




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