|The Knoxville Track Club was established in 1963 by area track, field and running enthusiasts. Among them a track and field coach from the University of Tennessee named Chuck Roe. Roe and other legendary Knoxville track and field supporters like Bob Neff, Al Rovere, Charlie Durham and Hal Canfiield created the foundation for what is now one of the largest running clubs in the United States with over 2,000 active members. |
The Knoxville Track ClubYouth Athletics Program was started two years later in 1965 to help develop the sport of track and field and cross country in the local area. In its early years the tireless efforts of volunteers such as Charlie Durham, Garry Clendenon and Warren Hiesser helped lay the foundation for what now is one of the most successful programs of its kind in the US.
The Knoxville Track Club serves over 7,000 kids aged 5-18 each year in the areas of Track and Field, Cross Country and Road Running. With a focus on fun and fitness, KTC's youth programs help to develop the basic motor skills of running, jumping and throwing, skills that are the foundation for success in any spots or fitness activity. KTC's Youth Athletics Programs provides opportunities for kids in both developmental and competitive programs. By managing, supporting and funding area youth track and field, cross country and road running programs, KTC establishes a platform for enhancing each child's personal fitness and athletic aspirations. Your donation will help provide a fee waiver for underprivileged children in the East Tennessee area, so that they can participate in the KTC Youth Athletics Program.