Athlete Requirements, Code of Conduct, and Social Media Policy

To be invited to join or renew, prospective members must meet all of the following requirements:
  • An avid runner at local Sacramento area races
  • Willing to represent Fleet Feet with a positive presence at races, events and in the racing community, in person and online
  • Ready to champion the sport of racing through volunteering
  • Excited to be an active part of a team of dedicated runners of all paces
  • Confident completing a weekly speed workout
  • Speed workouts usually consist of a 15 min warm up run, drills, strides, 30-40 min of speed work, and a 15 min cool down run. If you are not here yet, check out Fleet Feet Training Programs.
  • Eager to bring your most positive, encouraging, engaged self to all team events
  • Able to attend weekly Wednesday night workouts and weekend long runs
  • Excited to participate in as many events on the annual team calendar as possible (minimum of 6 per year during a typical year)
  • Interested in volunteering at Fleet Feet Events Management events a minimum of 3 times per year
  • 18 years or older

Athlete Code of Conduct

Professional and Appropriate Representation of Fleet Feet Sports Sacramento and New Balance. Here’s what that means:

  • At all races, wear only New Balance team singlets and shorts, practice shirts or warm-ups. In addition, wear only New Balance team gear at race functions, etc.
  • You may train in any shoe. We do encourage you to take advantage of the team discount on New Balance training shoes.
  • If you have any questions about gear, please contact team administration before you wear it to a race.
  • Be respectful to all teammates and opponents. Acknowledge the accomplishments and efforts of others.
  • Choose your words carefully! Refrain from talking negatively about other team members, other teams or the store at practice, in races, and on Internet chat rooms or blogs (even anonymously).
  • Encourage all athletes, teammates and opponents to excel.
  • Whenever possible, be charitable and give back to the running community by volunteering or other activities.

Social Media Policy

The popularity of Social Media, and impact of internet and electronic "social networking," has advanced significantly in recent years. Examples of social media and social networking include, but are not limited to, the use of Facebook, Instagram, Strava, YouTube or Twitter. While social media usage is a valuable tool; and use by Fleet Feet Racing Sacramento (FFRS) members is encouraged to show the passion, character, and individuality of our members; it comes with certain responsibility. 

The following are guidelines for social media activity by for FFRS athletes and volunteers:

  • Always think before you post and be mindful you are a representative of Fleet Feet and New Balance while at races, volunteering, and even your online profile wearing FFRS Team gear.
  • Always be polite and respectful of others, whether in person or online, and show respect for other individuals’ opinions, even when they don’t align with your own.
  • Use appropriate language, conducting yourself with honesty, integrity, respect, and good sportsmanship. 
  • Never deal with a disagreement between teammates, or other athletes, through social media.
  • Use of the Fleet Feet or Fleet Feet Racing Sacramento social media sites is encouraged for the promotion of running, racing and an active lifestyle.  Its use is for general communication and exposure of the store; store events & products; racing team; and racing team events & accomplishments. 
  • The Fleet Feet Sacramento and Fleet Feet Racing Sacramento social media sites should not be used for self-promotion of personal issues or other businesses without prior consent.
  • Responsible use of social media is a consideration of your acceptance as a member of Fleet Feet Racing.