Schedule updates for Fall-Winter 2022 season

Winter Training (14+ years old)
There will be winter training for Athletes 14 + in throws, pole vault and sprint. Email the following coaches to express interest and to find out more: 

cristina@royalcitytrack.ca (pole vault)
kevin@royalcitytrack.ca (throws)
my.yo.fit@gmail.com (sprints)

Cross country season
Cross country is on hiatus for 2022 due to shortage of available volunteer coaches.

Please email cristina@royalcitytrack.ca if you are interested in learning about becoming a coach. 

Royal City athletes named to Team BC for Langley Bell Canadian Championships!

Congratulations to Royal City athletes Cayden Arnold, Kate Stewart-Barnett, Jarett Chong, and coach Cristina Weir for being named to Team BC for the Bell Canadian Championships in Langley June 23-26.

Other Royal City athletes competing alongside Canada’s best include Ella Foster, Kairo Chiang, Gurshaan Gill, Ethan Foster, Nathalie Flood, Kate Hwang, JV Patry-Smith, Zuzanna Liniewski, Kaitlyn Hanger, Bryan Cortes, Marty Bajarunas, Matt Dheilly-Sturrock, Grace Fetherstonhaugh, and Lindsay Goudron.

Get your tickets now to watch our athletes as well as Andre DeGrasse, Aaron Brown, Regan Yee, Alysha Newman, Damian Warner, and more compete for their spot on Team Canada for the World Athletics Championship in July.

Full weekend passes and VIP passes (includes food and beverage, and parking) can be purchased here:

https://www.showpass.com/o/2022-2023-canadian-track-and-field-championships/

Discounted daily tickets can be purchased by emailing  ian@royalcitytrack.ca by 9 PM Monday June 20th.

RCTF Club Team Photo and Track Rascals Mini-Meet on June 7th! Track Meets for June and July

Join us on Tuesday June 7 for our end of season events!

5:30pm – End of Season Whole Club Team Photo (for all club members)

Please wear your team gear if you have it and bring your biggest smiles!
We want to get as many of your smiling faces as possible. See you at 5:30pm on the dot!

7:00 pm – Track Rascals Mini Meet

Open for all our Track Rascal members for a fun event to cap off our season.


Upcoming Track Meets

Please take note of the upcoming track meets. Registration links provided below.

June 19Trevor Craven Memorial Meet & Pentathlon event, Swangard
July 2JD Pentathlon Championships, Kelowna 
July 1-3Jack Brow Memorial Track Meet (14 +), Kelowna 
July 8BC Athletics Provincial Track & Field Championship Jamboree, Kamloops 
July 15-17BC Athletics JD Track & Field Championships, Surrey

Check out our awesome fundraiser with truLOCAL!

Get local meat delivered to your door (yes – free shipping!) and give us a hand reaching our RCTF fundraising goals! From June 1 – July 1, a portion of all purchases will go directly to supporting our athletes with track & field, and strength & conditioning equipment.

There are 5 different boxes to choose from, all with a variety of pre-selected contents with 3 different price points – so you’re guaranteed to find something your family will love! Even friends and families in Alberta and Ontario can help too so spread the good news!

For more information on how to get started: https://trulocal.ca/fundraisers/185/royal-city-track-and-field-club3

Royal City Track & Field Club starts 2022 with a new Head Coach!

We are thrilled to announce that Cristina Weir has accepted the position of Head Coach of Royal City Track and Field Club for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. 

Currently coaching pole vault at both UBC and Royal City, as well as being a Learning Facilitator for BC Athletics, Cristina has been with our club for 10 years.  Cristina is a pole vault pioneer in Canada, having held the National Junior indoor and outdoor records in 1996.  She previously worked with our JD’s and athletes 14+, specializing in horizontal jumps, sprints, strength and conditioning before assuming the lead on our pole vault program 4 years ago.  With her diverse athletic background and proven teaching methods Cristina will become an even more valuable asset to our club with her new responsibilities. 

Upon her appointment she said “I am looking forward to collaborating with returning and new coaches, and helping the club build back after 2 years of the pandemic. While we will miss Sean’s leadership, expertise, and positive attitude at the track, I am excited to do my best to carry on his vision for the club and continue the expansion of programs and numbers that he worked so hard to achieve. I am also thankful to returning and new board members who have worked with the senior coaches to ensure that we can have a full and successful outdoor season.” 

Please join us in welcoming Cristina to her new expanded role to help lead us forward into the future.  We will see you at the track on March 29th!

EARLY REGISTRATION UNTIL JANUARY 13th

Hello everyone,  

We hope that 2022 is treating you well and handing you no more than you can manage.


You haven’t missed it…

You have 
one more week for Early Registration for Members to the 2022 RCTFC Season.  

 The online registration link is here:

Register on Trackie.com


Returning members from the 2021 track season with a BC Athletics number are eligible to register at this time. Before you begin your online registration, be prepared to enter your BC Athletics number (and you can look it up here) and also have your BC Care Card number ready.

Returning members who were not registered in 2021 and new members to the club will be eligible to register, beginning at 
7:00 am on January 14, 2022.

Note: The Track Rascals program was canceled in 2021, so any family wishing to register their child in Track Rascals this year will be considered “new” this year and will be required to wait until January to register.


If you are a post-secondary student or a coach who is planning to register yourself or your child(ren), then please contact registrar@royalcitytrack.ca before you begin your registration.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact registrar@royalcitytrack.ca

Cross Country Season

Our Cross Country (XC) season is about to begin, with practices starting on Thursday, September 2 and running until Thursday, October 21. Practices this year will be held at Swanguard Stadium in Burnaby (Central Park) on Tuesday and and Thursday evenings, as follows:

JD athletes (ages 9-12): Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm to 7:15pm

Senior athletes (U16, U18, U20): Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm

Entrance to Swanguard is through the NE gate, accessed from the Kingway parking lot. PLEASE dress for the weather! Any athlete turning up to practice not wearing full warmup clothing will not be allowed to participate in that practice. Also, please remember to bring water.

As we rely on volunteer coaching, we want to be respectful of our coaches time and to ensure that we have sufficient coaches available to adhere to Provincial Health Orders. As such, we are asking that all athletes participating in XC commit to showing up for the majority of practices over the 8 week season. We also expect athletes to participate in the seasons XC running events, where possible, culminating in the BC XC Championships on October 23 in Victoria.

The schedule of events is as follows:

– Aug 28th, Rotary Run for Rwanda, Bowen Island (senior athletes ONLY)

– Sept 18th  Pinetree Classic, Mundy Park, Coquitlam 

– Sept 26th Vancouver Spirit Run

– Oct 2nd, Bear Mountain Trail Race, Mission (senior athletes ONLY)

– Oct 2nd  Festival of Cross Country, South Surrey

– Oct 16th  Frank Reynolds Memorial XC race, North Vancouver

– Oct 23rd  BC ATHLETICS Provincial XC Championships, Victoria.

– Nov 6th, BC High School XC Championships, Vancouver (senior athletes ONLY)

Note: The XC season is included with your athletes 2021 registration. If your child participated in this past season with RCTFC, they are registered and their COVID waiver (through BC Athletics) is still valid. If not, they will need to ensure registration and payment (for XC only) and completion of a BC Athletics waiver prior to XC attendance. We will continue to maintain COVID safety protocols throughout this season as dictated by local health authorities.

JD Athletes only: Please confirm whether your child will be participating in XC this year by emailing info@royalcitytrack.ca on or before August 30, 2021.

Should you have any questions, please email to info@royalcitytrack.ca.

Thank you,

Trish Robinson, RCTFC Vice President

JD Athletes Registration

JD parents and athletes, 

Our apologies for the delay in this communication.  As mentioned in our March 14 email, we are still on track to begin the Junior Development Track and Field season with Tuesday and Thursday practices at Mercer Stadium starting on April 6 at 5:30pm. This is for athletes born in 2009 to 2012.  Athletes born before 2009 should have already been in contact with us.

Planning has been extremely difficult, and it has taken us a lot longer than anticipated to confirm with the City of New Westminster and BC Athletics and keep in line with Provincial Health Orders. 

We have made the difficult decision to limit registration to 15 athletes per age group at the present time. Many of you will soon receive an email from Team Trackie (info @ trackie.com) asking that you officially register your child and complete payment.  You will then receive an email from Athletics Canada Subject: BC Athletics with links to complete the required waivers and consent.  Your registration is not confirmed until you have completed this step.  We are asking that this be completed by end of day Wednesday, March 31.  If not completed by this time, your space will be given to others on our waitlist.  Emails are being sent in order of registrations received.

Please do not reply to either of the emails above, we will not receive them.  If there are questions or you/your child have made the decision to no longer participate in this season, please inform us via email to info@royalcitytrack.ca  ASAP so that we may remove you from our lists and accommodate other athletes sooner. 

Those of you who do not receive an email from Trackie will remain on our waitlist for the time being and we will confirm your participation as soon as possible.  This may be later in the week if some of the first 15 choose not to register.   If we find ourselves able to open up to more athletes, while still adhering to the restrictions, we will do so ASAP.  We are truly sorry that we cannot accommodate everyone this season. 

This is a reminder for those of you were members with Royal City in 2020, in order to get your 25% discount on your BC Athletics fee you will have to manually enter COVID25% as a promo code.  The system will recognize those who were members in 2020; however, if you forget to enter your code at the time of registration we will not be able to go back and issue a refund.

Please note that parents/spectators are not allowed during practices, due to PHO restrictions. We will be asking parents to drop their registered children at specified areas on Tuesday, April 6 at 5:30pm.  Once registration is complete and our numbers are confirmed, we will send the specifics as to where to that will be. 

Again, thank you so much for your patience and continued support of our track and field program.

Best Regards,

Ian Coutts

President, Royal City Track & Field Club

Update on 2021 Season

We are still under Provincial Health Restrictions, with participant limits and reduced venue sizes set by both BC Athletics, and our host Cities.  This has made planning for the season extremely difficult, and we apologise for the delays in communication.  We have been hosting preseason training at Swangard Stadium Mondays and Wednesday for athletes 14 and older, and have recently extended this to include the 13 year olds.  These sessions will continue for older athletes through the summer, in addition to the regular sessions below.

It is our intent to begin our Tuesday and Thursday practices at Mercer Stadium April 6th, with athletes born in 2009 – 2012 starting at 5:30 PM and athletes born in 2008 and older starting at 7:00.  Registered athletes will be sent more specific details within the next few weeks regarding arrival times, attendance recording and new health regulations.  At this time, all athletes born in 2012 or earlier who have registered and are on the waitlist are being asked to complete their registration, emails will be sent this week to enable this.  New registrations will continue to be placed on a waitlist, and we will confirm their participation as soon as possible, adhering to the restrictions we are governed by.

Event specific training for the 2008 and older in throws, jumps and specialisations at Central, Swangard and Mercer will be confirmed upon request.  Please contact Coach Sean at citytrackdad (at) gmail.com if this applies to you. 

Sadly, we have to cancel/postpone our Track Rascal program (athletes born in 2013, 2014 and 2015) for this season. We have always shared space with soccer and football, and current restrictions on field usage and maximum occupancy loads do not allow for this. Having no other space, we have no options available. We will maintain our waitlist and continue to review options as the year progresses. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, given this late date. 

Thank you so much for your patience and continued support of our track and field program.   

Best Regards,

Ian Coutts

President, Royal City Track & Field Club

Registration Now Open

After a difficult year, Royal City looks forward to our 2021 season, with the hope of some normality, but we cannot predict with any certainty how the pandemic will continue to impact us.

Our plan is to begin outdoor pre season training for athletes aged 14 and older beginning in February, and we are retaining Swanguard Stadium in Burnaby in case of facility restrictions still being in place at Mercer Stadium.  At this time there are no facilities available for indoor training.  

Our regular season is scheduled to begin April 6 for the JD’s and April 13 for the Track Rascals.

While our registration fees will be non refundable for the season, we will not collect payment until we are sure that each program will be able to proceed, either in full, or modified as occurred this year for some age groups or events.

Registration is now open for current and new members, however, all athletes aged 13 and younger will first be placed on a waitlist.

As the programs are confirmed, athletes will be released from the waitlist to enable payment and participation.  Registration will be on a first come, first served basis so please register early if you intend to participate, since we do have limitations on the number of participants in each age group.  This will be the only way to confirm your membership.  

Athletes aged 14 and older will be supported throughout the year, as they were much of this year, so their registration will proceed directly to the payment option.  

As well, for those of you who were members with Royal City in 2020, in order to get your 25% discount on your BC Athletics fee you will have to manually enter COVID25% as a promo code.  The system will recognize those who were members in 2020; however, if you forget to enter your code at the time of registration, we will not be able to go back and issue a refund.