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Gold Medal Winners from the District AAU Cross Country Championship at Coonskin Park November 13

Cross Country Practices Before the National Meet

The National Cross Country Championship Meet will be December 4 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Cross Country practice this week (for those interested in participating in the national meet) is at the State Police Academy Tuesday November 16 through Friday November 19 at 5:15 pm and Saturday November 20 at 10 am at Coonskin Park.  Thanksgiving week practice will be Monday and Tuesday November 22 and 23 at the State Police Academy.  Coach Ferrell will be handing the State Police Academy practices.  Athletes who want to go to nationals need to let coach Ferrell know. Coach Ferrell may move practice up so the athletes have more daylight (a few were coming at 4:30 pm).


Saturday, December 11 

(note changed from December 4)

Indoor practices begin Saturday, December 11 at 12 noon until 2:00 pm at the Kanawha Community Center and follow the schedule below:

December (2021) 11, 18, 21

January (2022) 8, 15, 22, 29

February (2022) 5, 12, 19, 26

March (2022) 5, 12, 19, 26

The December 4 date was cancelled because the coaches are not available due to the National Cross Country Meet.

In April, 2022, we will begin daily outdoor practices at Laidley Field (when the field is available). If there are any questions, please contact Coach Ferrell at

New Members are welcome for the 2022-2022 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.  

Better Communication Methods


In an effort to improve communications with Capital City Strider athletes and their parents, we are adding a new method for communication, in addition to emails, web posts and Facebook posts.  This will allow us to send out updated and urgent messages for Capital City Striders as text messages, which are more likely to be seen right away.  

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.

Facebook Address

The Capital City Striders Facebook address is (CapitalCityStridersWV).  Anyone 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 site.  Please contribute pictures, posts or other appropriate contributions to assist communication among members of Capital City Striders.  

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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