Registration begins April 9th for Summer 2017! First Day of Practice is May 1.


More details to come…


What are Important Dates for This Season?


Trying to plan out your summer? Take a look at the calendar and see what’s been confirmed, date-wise.

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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 Straus Track – UNCA , beginning May 2, 2016.

Key Dates for 2016

We have just updated the calendar with key dates for the upcoming summer season. Please keep checking our calendar for any added meets, meetings, or other pertinent information. April 10th - Online Registraton will open - Register Here May 2nd - First practice May...

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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 of...

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