Palatine Pack TFCC partners with park district

  • Students participating in the Palatine Pack Track and Field and Cross-Country Club.

    Students participating in the Palatine Pack Track and Field and Cross-Country Club. Courtesy of Palatine Pack Community TFCC

Posted6/15/2021 10:20 AM

This summer, Palatine Park District partners with Palatine Pack Community TFCC (Track, Field, Cross-Country Club) as its new 501(c) (3) nonprofit affiliate.

Palatine Pack TFCC will combine multiple existing Palatine Park District programs under one broader organization, including Early Bird Running Program, Youth Track and Field Camp, and Palatine Pack Run Club.


All camps will run in the same format as in the past and meet at the same locations, depending on COVID-19 rental policies.

TFCC will also offer a new competition club for sixth- to eighth-graders, which will focus on training and coaching in the fitness and techniques of the sport, as well as a full schedule of meets in the greater Chicago area.

The club will also compete in the U.S.A. Track and Field series of state and national qualifiers and will continue to run in the Palatine Community Track Meet in mid-July.

TFCC co-owner Chris Quick said, "We are proud to bring all of the Palatine Park District running programs back this summer under an affiliation with our new, nonprofit Palatine Pack organization. There is an affordable running and track option for all members of the family."

Palatine Pack Community TFCC is committed to promoting fitness, skills and competition in track and field and cross-country across all age groups. Their mission values equitable participation for all registrants, instruction in the fundamentals of both sports and community building. Commitment to equitable participation is important to TFCC. No athletes will be turned away due to inability to pay.

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Todd Ranum, athletic director for Palatine Park District, is excited about this partnership.

"The running and track programs are a great way to learn and build skills that will last a lifetime," he said.

No experience is necessary to join any program. Most programs are staffed by current and former Palatine High School track and field and cross-country coaches.

Registration for all summer programs is now open on the website. All programs start in June.

For more information, contact co-owners Chris Quick, (847) 483-4642, or Alex Soto, (847) 754-1300, or email

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