Additional Meets

Not ready for your competition season to be over? Find out about other opportunities to attend additional meets.

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NEWLOGOWelcome to the Asheville Lightning Junior Olympics Team website. Junior Olympics (affectionately known as JOs) is the top youth Track & Field and Cross Country program in America and is sponsored by USA Track & Field, our national track and field organization. It is open to boys and girls from ages 6 to 18, from beginners to advanced high school level. The Asheville Lightning is one of the most respected and well known Junior Olympics teams in the southeast and in 2012 it received the prestigious North Carolina Track & Field Association President’s “Youth Best Practices Award”, a recognition from the state level of the superior organization and administration of the Asheville Lightning. Over 2000 young athletes from Western North Carolina have been members of the team since it was first formed in 1991 and many of these have been State, Regional and National Champions. The team annually has over 20 volunteer coaches, a dedicated administrative staff and is supported by many youth-oriented organizations. Typically over 100 young athletes are on the team each summer. Practices are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 6:15 to 8:00 PM at the AC Reynolds HS track, beginning in late April of each year.

Looking for Cross Country?

Looking for Cross Country?

The Distance Demons is a new club for kids in grades 3-12 who enjoy distance running. It does NOT interfere with school running seasons. The club is an especially good place for runners who have lots of motivation and love to compete — but there is also plenty... read more

Additional Meets, 2015

Didn’t qualify for Regionals, or decided to take a hiatus from competition this year? Seeking additional opportunities to practice your events in a competitive environment? There are several meets coming up throughout July that might meet your needs! See the... read more
2015 Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser!

2015 Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser!

We are raising money so that our great program can continue in the upcoming years. Please help if you can! The Walk-a-Thon will be held on July 18 from 5pm-7pm at Cane Creek Middle School’s track. Athletes will walk and/or run 5 miles on the track. You can... read more

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