LET'S GO DASHERS!
Official Home of Dashers Track and Cross Country Team
Great teammates, great kids
We coach track and cross country. We coach perseverance, dedication and hard work. We teach life lessons. We compete, we have fun, and we teach kids how to be great teammates. Our team is open to athletes of all abilities from ages 7-14. We welcome Dashers alumni to become Junior Coaches during their high school years. We strive to create a family atmosphere where all kids feel special, and we pride ourselves in differentiating our workouts to meet the needs of runners who come for exercise and socialization all the way through a continuum of runners training to compete in regional and national level competitions.
A TRUE DASHER
Founded in 1989 in Lower Merion, PA
Dermot Anderson founded the Dashers Track team as a way to give back to the larger community. Dermot and his family immigrated to America in the 1960's and Dermot vividly remembers being welcomed and supported by neighbors, teachers, coaches, priests and heads of schools. He drew on his experiences as a runner at Villanova University, a teacher and a guidance counselor to start a team where all kids would be welcome. His goal was to meet kids where they were, have them set goals, train hard and improve. He named the team after the Duke City Dashers from New Mexico after being touched by the story of their coach. Dermot coached many young Dashers to National Championship track and cross country meets, and many more young Dashers who have grown up to become doctors, nurses, teachers, coaches, social workers and have otherwise gone on to serve their communities.
Schedule subject to change; All practices are held at Lower Merion High School Track.
Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30 - 8pm
First practice April 1, 2024
April 8, 2024
Rain Date - April 12, 2024
Friday April 26, 2024
Friday May 3, 2024