Upcoming GCAC Events
All GCAC event notifications are emailed to GCAC members.
Some GCAC event notifications are also posted to our Private Facebook Group.
**More events are added to this page throughout the year, so check back often**
**See below tab for Weekly ADULT training runs.
Annual GCAC Events
Dec. to Feb.
GCAC INDOOR Track & Field Program
Slippery Rock University (SRU) All-Comers Indoor Track & Field Meets (all ages)
End of April to mid-June
GCAC Elementary OUTDOOR Track & Field Program (grades 2-6)
SRU All-Comers Outdoor Track & Field Meets (all ages)
Runner's High Twilight Quad Races (5k & half-mile kids races)
June - Strawberry Days 5k & 1/2 mile kids race (Quad #1) - Grove City, PA
July - Dam Race 5k & 1/2 mile kids race (Quad #2) - Sharpsville, PA
July - Fredonia 5k & 1/2 mile kids race (Quad #3) - Fredonia, PA
August - Ice Cream Race 5k & 1/2 mile kids race (Quad #4) - Grove City, PA
USA Track & Field (USATF) Youth National Outdoor Track & Field Championships
(depending on location)
July to October
GCAC Elementary Cross Country Program (grades 2-6)
USA Track & Field (USATF) Junior Olympic National Cross Country Championships
(depending on location)
Weekly ADULT Group Runs & Speed Workouts
One of the main goals of GCAC is to provide opportunities for adult members to also get together for easy group runs and quality speed/track workouts.
GCAC Board Member Hannah Gildersleeve has stepped up to organize adult group runs.
You do NOT have to be a member of the Grove City Athletics Club to participate in our adult group training - just show up!
GCAC Adult members primarily meet on Sundays for easy-paced Group Runs.
All paces and distances are welcome! Don't worry if you think you are too slow or cannot run far enough!
The time of the run changes, but usually meets at the Grove City High School Track (Forker Field, 112 E. Poplar St., Grove City, PA 16127).
If interested in being added to Hannah's email and/or texting list, email GroveCityAC@gmail.com with your name, email and/or phone number.
Typically, this is our schedule:
TIME: 1pm; 7:30am (when weather gets hot in summer)
LOCATION: meet at the Grove City High School Track parking lot for an easy run/walk or long run (mostly road running). Address: 112 E. Poplar St, Grove City, PA 16127. All paces and distances welcome!
Meet at Grove City College track in early morning for a "speed" workout or easy running/walking in the outside lanes.
Email GroveCityAC@gmail.com for more details as times fluctuate.
Email GroveCityAC@gmail.com for weekend group long runs.
Days/times vary upon season
Email GroveCityAC.gmail.com for the most up-to-date information or see the GCAC Private Group Facebook page
GCAC Male & Female Scholarships
GCAC is proud to offer two separate Grove City Athletics Club Boy's and Girl's Scholarships every year!
In an effort to support cross country/track & field within the community, the purpose of this scholarship is to recognize a local cross country and/or track & field athlete who plans to continue their athletic career in college. It is the goal of the club to award a scholarship to one qualifying male and one qualifying female each year. All candidates must meet the following criteria:
The awardee must…
…have participated in high school cross country or track & field (any event).
…be a high school senior with the intention of participating in cross country or track & field in college.
…have good moral character.
Preference will be given to athletes who…
…are a member of the Grove City Athletics Club.
…have participated in training runs/programs/events/races with the Grove City Athletics Club.
…have competed for Grove City High School or within the surrounding area (i.e., Mercer County).
…participated in both cross country and track & field.
…participated in cross country or track & field all four years of high school.
Click below for the entire application & submission process...
Click here: GCAC Scholarship Application
2022 Boy & Girl Scholarships Amount: $250 each
Application (link above) DUE: Monday, May 22, 2023
**Directions: Download and save the application. Then email completed application file to GroveCityAC@gmail.com
Click here to view our Past Scholarship Winners' pictures and bios!
Event Calendar Databases
The following websites will connect you to race calendars, results, and registration to many races throughout the region and nation.