Frequently Asked Questions


Our cousins are visiting; can we bring them?

Of course! That’s how we roll!

Do the parents typically just wait around while the kids practice?

Some do. Some don’t. Many of our parents choose to walk or use the time to take their own run, or sometimes even run with their kids, depending on what we’re doing that day.

Do you have races?

We have races frequently. Some are small weekly gauges of personal growth and progress. Some are larger all-comer events for our team and whoever wishes to come and run. Some are large Team-sponsored cross country meets against other local teams (such as Elgin, Rockford, Belviedere, or Joliet.) See the “Races” tab on this website.

Does an Accelerator have to race?

No. We want every runner to perform as they feel comfortable.

Do you offer any winter training programs?

The Accelerators Running Club is year round program. Most of the year we offer practices/events 6-7 days/week. During the winter months we offer 4-5 days/week; we try to be on an indoor track once a week and this year we are looking to doing some cross training indoors. During the winter, we work to maintain fitness and work on running form with some speed work.

Are there any attendance requirements or expectations?

No!  We have no attendance policy nor any fees.  We have families that participate anywhere from twice a week to nearly everyday. We know that every family has other commitments but we always look forward to having the kids come out.

If you have other questions, please contact us!

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