Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010 Fleet Feet Racing Team Sponsorship

Fleet Feet Racing Team

The Fleet Feet Racing Team was created to increase awareness about Fleet Feet Sports, assist in marketing of the store and to provide unity amongst some of the most skilled runners in the local area.

The 2010 team will be a collection of runners who will focus on building the sport in our community via stewardship, being a role model, participation in training programs, voluntarism and achieving competitive race results.

2010 Selection Process

With high demand for fewer team slots, there will now be an application process for the Racing Team. To be considered, you must download the application from the link below, read the team requirements, complete the required fields and e-mail it to us. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The team will then be comprised of runners who will be selected based on how well you meet all of the documented criteria as listed below.

Sponsorship Application Form

Applications should be sent to

2010 Team Season

The new season begins on April 1 of each year. The application window is from January 1 to February 15 and members will be selected and notified by March 1. At that time, the team will be announced and the additional communications will be sent with instructions for the upcoming season.

2010 Member Requirements

A Fleet Feet Racing Team Member is someone who:

  • Regularly finishes in the top 10% of events that they are racing or are likely to place in their age/gender group and meet the competitive performance guidelines listed below.
  • Frequently volunteers for Fleet Feet sponsored events, including races, fun runs, social events or training runs.
  • Supports Fleet Feet by being an ambassador to the brand and encouraging people by referring them to shop at the store.
  • Is a member of the Huntsville Track Club and promotes HTC events through racing and/or volunteering

Competitive Performance Guidelines

These standards are not absolute requirements for membership. They are intended to provide a guideline for potential applicants. These results should have been within the last calendar year. We appreciate interest, but if you do not meet the competitive requirements, we ask that you please do not apply.

Age 49 and under

  • Men 5k - 21:30, 10k - 44:30, ½ Marathon - 1:38:30, Marathon - 3:25:00
  • Female 5k - 23:15, 10k – 48:00, ½ Marathon - 1:46:30, Marathon 3:40:00

Age 50 and over

  • Men 5k - 22:15, 10k - 46:00, ½ Marathon - 1:43:00, Marathon - 3:33:00
  • Female 5k - 25:15, 10k - 52:15, ½ Marathon - 1:56:00, Marathon 4:00:00

2010 Team Code of Conduct

If selected as a Race Team Member, you agree to:

  • Understand that wearing Fleet Feet branded apparel for training is important and in races is mandatory.
  • Understand that there are not minimum requirements for the number of races you compete in per year or the number of times that you volunteer, but that our members typically race 6 or more times per year and volunteer just as often.
  • Regularly communicate with the Team Captain via email.
  • Complete an updated bio, including personal records and future goals (part of the application) that will be featured on the Racing Team Website.
  • Not participate in running for, or support of, any other specialty running or athletic store in the local area.
  • Conduct in an appropriate manner during the time you are in a Fleet Feet uniform and act as a role model to other participants, no matter the circumstance.
  • Understand that your personal behavior matters and Fleet Feet reserves the rights at anytime to remove you from the team.
  • Recognize the importance of your visibility at races in Fleet Feet apparel from the time you arrive through the award ceremonies to show your support.

2010 Team Benefits

If selected as a Race Team Member, you will receive:

  • A Fleet Feet Team Uniform which will include a top and shorts
  • Gift certificates to Fleet Feet Sports
  • Free entry to compete in the Cotton Row 10k and 5k, Rocket City Marathon, Liz Hurley Ribbon Run 5k and Running of the Bulls 5k
  • Your own personalized web page on the Fleet Feet Racing Team website
  • Year End Christmas/Awards Party
  • Other incentives or promotional items as the year progresses

2010 Team Membership Dues

Despite many racing teams charging annual dues in excess of $100 per year, Fleet Feet Racing Team Huntsville remains free of charge for those who are selected to the team. It is our belief that your participation, volunteerism and ambassadorship to the store are valuable and worth the investment that you receive in team benefits.


If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email us and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Weekend Results - 12/31/09

The Fleet Feet Racing Team was represented well at the Recovery from the Holidays 50km held at the Huntsville Cross Country Park. This venue provides for aid at the start of every loop and involves a 1 mile loop, followed by ten 3-mile loops after that. This low frills event is an annual tradition for runners to work off a few holiday pounds and log last minute miles before year end. Fleet Feet owner Dink Taylor is the race director extraordinaire.
David Riddle was the overall winner in 3:47:10 with teammate Dewayne Satterield coming in just 24 seconds later. Rob Youngren rounded out the top 5, running 4:06:47. Kathy Youngren was 3rd overall female.
  • 1 David Riddle - 3:47:10 7:19 pace
  • 2 Dewayne Satterfield - 3:47:34 7:20 pace
  • 5 Robert Youngren - 4:06:47 7:57 pace
  • 10 James Falcon - 4:37:41 8:57 pace
  • 12 Jon Elmore - 4:42:46 9:07 pace
  • 20 Kathy Youngren - 5:09:39 9:58 pace
  • 30 Linda Scavarda - 5:49:53 11:16 pace
  • 31 Christy Scott - 5:50:10 11:17 pace
Full results are here. Pictures are here.