All this considered, the MSTCA (in conjunction with Marathon Sports), is assisting Mass General Hospital this year with their annual Caring for a Cure Race (which will take place at the Marshfield Fairgrounds). We hope you will consider walking or running the race, or at least helping us promote it for a great cause. Keep in mind this event is for both WALKERS & RUNNERS!
Today being the FIRST DAY of the FALL 2 "Indoor" Season, we wanted to send another reminder to all members who have not renewed for the year, and potentially new MSTCA members to renew or begin their memberships as soon as possible as to ensure you will stay on the email list to maintain receiving pertinent information for all things track and field for the next two seasons.
We wanted to wish you the very best for the holiday season. It has clearly been a trying year for all of us, however, we know the love of this sport by our coaches, board members, athletes and parents will always keep the passion and love for our sport alive and give us something to look forward to!
Matt Castriotta (Hubbardston MA / Quabbin Regional High School) is this year’s recipient of the USA Track & Field -New England (USATF-NE) Youth Service Award. Matt founded the Massachusetts State Middle School Track and Field championship in 2011, which missed its 10 year anniversary due to the current Coronavirus situation. Beginning as an abbreviated one day meet with one division, the 2019 meet hosted over 70 schools and 1,500 athletes in a three division meet over a 12 hour day. Additionally, he has initiated the Central Massachusetts and Western Massachusetts Middle School Cross Country championships.
It is with heavy heart we contact our members today. As we are sure most of you have already heard, Governor Baker, with the assistance of the Mass DOE, Mass Teacher's Association, the Mass Association of School Superintendents, and many other relative educational boards, made the decision to stick with Remote Learning throughout the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
In light of the recent public health concerns regarding the Covid-19 (Coronavirus), and after receiving updates from the CDC, locally from the Governor, DESE, the Superintendents’ Association, and listening to you (the coaches), the MSTCA has made the decision to cancel the New England Track and Field Clinic. Massachusetts has declared a state of emergency on Tuesday due to the ongoing concerns about the coronavirus.