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The Central Iowa Flyers Track & Field Club and Fall Running Club is open to any athlete, ages 4-16 who lives in the Ames and surrounding communities. We hold all of our practices in Ames, but athletes do not need to be a resident of Ames or attend the Ames Community School District to be a member of our club.

We offer two levels of participation in our Track and Field Club: a recreational club and a competitive club. Competitive club is designed to support the serious athlete who chooses to participate in USATF and/or AAU qualifier meets for the chance to compete in the National Junior Olympic Championships and who will purchase a USATF and/or AAU yearly membership.

Registration fees:
Recreational club ($100): Early April -  Last week in June and will NOT run in USATF and/or AAU qualifier meets.  Practice is twice per week.

Competitive club ($140): Early April - Late July and will run in USATF and/or AAU qualifier and possibly National meets.

***New for 2018: Competitive membership includes your USATF membership fee and on additional practice per week.

Fees cover

  1. Facility rental

  2. Club group liability insurance

  3. Equipment & supplies

  4. USATF and AAU coach memberships

  5. Team t-shirt

  6. USATF and AAU National Club Dues


Additional fees not covered by the registration fee include

  1. Development Meet Fees and Travel Expenses

  2. Competition Uniform


USATF and AAU athlete membership
Most developmental meets do not require a USATF or AAU membership. However, the local State, Regional and National Meets do require a membership in order to participate.

  • USATF - Competitive Team Members will have this membership fee included in their club fee's.

  • AAU - Purchase this membership on your own, go to, then Select “ATHLETICS” and follow directions.


Are only required if you are on the competitive track and field team or if you wish to wear one for the Cross Country meets.

Meet Fees
Developmental meet fees and spectator fees are typically $5. State, regional, and national meet fees range from $20-$50.

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