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Who Are We?
Rush Masters is a division of the Rush Athletics USA.  We organize and conduct a full range of activities for master (ages 40 and up), sub-master (ages 30-39), and open (ages 19 to 29) athletes who otherwise would not have the opportunity to enjoy the full benefits of participating in running, race walking, and track and field in Illinois.





Our Members
  • Adult Athletes (competitive):  Open to adult athletes who wish to compete at any level in track and field, road running, trail running, marathons and triathlons and other competitive running endeavors.
  • Adult Athletes (non-competitive): Open to adult athletes who wish to get in shape and stay in shape as they pursue health and fitness.



Mission Statement
The mission of the Rush Masters program is two-fold. First the program is aimed at promoting interest and participation in the sport of Track & Field. We do so by providing a base of operation and development for the Masters Athlete. At all times we remain as ambassadors to the the sport. Second, the program provides opportunities to help defeat many of the preventable health issues which plague our communities. Through education, various support initiatives, and forums, we endeavor to transition non-active, sedentary lifestyles, to healthy active lifestyles.



Membership Benefits
  • Weekly Coordinated Team Workouts & Social Runs
  • Customized Training Programs For Beginners & Advanced Runner
  • Time Trials & Evaluations to Establish Current Fitness Level snf Future Goals
  • Motivational Workshops Regarding Training, Nutrition, Injury Prevention & Treatment
  • Valuable Team Member Discounts at DNA Athletics
  • Team Socials


Links to events, information, etc:
       






 

 

Everyone is welcome!
Please come and meet us at our weekly workouts. If you like what you see, you can join our group and experience the support and friendship of our many members.


   
Winter
Conditioning/Training Schedule
Starts:  November 15, 2015
 
Sundays
Vaughan Center
2121 West Indian Trail
Aurora, IL 60506
 
2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Jumpers)
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Hurdlers)
 
Sundays
Five Star Fitness
3585 Hennepin Dr. - Joliet, IL
6:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - (Throwers)
6:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. -  (All athletes)
 

 

 

Tuesdays
Inwood Athletic Club
3000 Jefferson St.- Joliet, IL
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
 
 
 
 
Fridays
Vaughan Center
2121 West Indian Trail- Aurora, IL
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
 

 


Indoor Meets

Indoor Track & Field Events
 
Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015
Ted Heyden Invitational
University of Chicago - Chicago, IL
Entry Fee:  $20 per athlete
Due Dec. 10th
 
 
Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 28-29, 2015
6th Annual Winter Throws Camp/Competition
(Females Only - Shot Put)
YMCA Downtown St. Loius
(9am to 5pm)
1528 Locust - St. Louis, MO 63103
Entry Fee:  $55 per female athlete - Due Dec. 17th
(includes t-shirt, lunch, and competition)

Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 9-10, 2015
Northern Illinois Club Masters Challenge
Augustana College
Pepsico Center - Rock Island, IL
Entry Fee:  $20 per athlete
Due Jan. 2nd

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

2015 USATF Illinois Association Masters & Open Indoor Championships

Rockford Auburn High School- Rockford, IN

Entry Fee:  $10 per event per athlete - Due Feb. 1st


Friday, Feb. 26, 2015

2015 Rush Relays T&F Invitational
Lewis University
Entry Fee:  $15 per athlete - Due Feb. 18th

 

 



 
 

An overview of the USA Track & Field Masters programs:

Track & Field
Masters track & field competitions provide athletes an opportunity
to compete year round
. Athletes compete for age-division honors in:

  • Running events (60m to 10,000m)
  • Pole Vault, Long, Triple & High Jumping
  • Shot, Hammer, Discus, Javelin, Weight & Superweight Throws
  • Combined Events

and more! Hundreds of competitions are held annually, including local USATF-sanctioned meets, all-comers meets, National, Regional, and Association Championships.
     


 

Photo of a cross country race
Long Distance Running
Masters long distance running events take place at road races, cross country meets, and mountain/trail runs, with distances ranging from 1 mile to 100 miles. Thousands of road races are held throughout the year, both locally and nationally, where masters athletes can compete for age-division honors.  Cross country meets are often held in the fall and winter, and many meets include a team scoring component that provides a platform for camaraderie and teamwork. Mountain and trail runs provide masters athletes an opportunity to run on terrain that is generally more rugged and challenging than standard cross country courses. Many such events are held in parks and mountain resorts.
          

 

 





Race Walking
Masters race walking events occur both on the track and on the roads. Distances range from 1,500 m (1 mile) to 50 km (31 miles). Competitions are conducted throughout the year in a variety of USATF-sanctioned events and National, Regional, and Association Championships.