Happy Back to School!

Hope you ALL had a great summer and are ready for the new school year!

Thanks to ALL of you who came to our summer sessions-it is so terrific to see your improvements! WOW!

Hope you can come to one of our FALL classes, too! Schedule is now posted!

See you soon!




SUMMER FUN Track meets!! Last One of Summer is Aug 8th! Gunn HS 5pm

I encourage ALL of you to come to one or more of these meets this summer! Just come to race!

CHABOT COLLEGE- Tuesday Nights 5:30pm!  Kids meet!!     (Ended)

LOS GATOS HIGH SCHOOL- Thursday 5:30pm Fun for ALL!   (Ended)

GUNN HIGH SCHOOL- Wednesday 6pm July 10th & Thursday 5pm August 8th!

World Class PREFONTAINE Classic coming to Stanford ~ June 30th 2019! (Get tickets now!)

The PreClassic is one of the TOP professional track meets in the World!

I highly recommend that you see it!

JUNE 30th 2019

You will see many Olympians and Olympic Hopefuls in this event.

This Diamond League Meet is usually up in Eugene, Oregon-but Eugene is building a New Amazing stadium, so Stanford stepped up to help host the meet this year.

A once in a lifetime meet to see!  Click below for more information:





THIS FRIDAY (April 19th) 6pm Kids 200 meter Races!! Hope you can come!! Lafayette,CA

200m Race with your age group!!

Friday April 19th at 6pm 

 KIDS 200 Meter Race

in the Eaton/Warren Invitational 2019

Acalanes High School in Lafayette, California

This is a fantastic experience for your kids to race and experience a track meet!

We are given 10 minutes to rally 7 races during the High School track meet. 

Coach Joy will meet you by the Snack Shack by the track at 5:30pm.

There, we will divide into our age groups and then walk out to the track in orderly fashion to the start of the 200meters. Each race will be run separately:  4 & under, 5 year olds, 6 year olds, 7 year olds, etc. (combination of ages is a possibility if there are not a lot in one age group to fill the lanes)

The kids will race to the end of the 200m and the parents will meet them at the finish. For younger kids (1-5 yrs) that do not want to run by themselves, a parent may run with them.

After the race, we must get off the track because the next event will begin immediately.

ARRIVE EARLY there will be many team buses, vans & cars. Meet Coach Joy at 5:30pm to sign up. Bring friends, too! You do not need to be a Jackrabbit to race in the Kids 200m Race, but wear your Jackrabbit Team shirt if you can! Yay Team!

This meet is terrific to watch too!  Your children will love to see the Track & Field events that they have learned in Jackrabbits! They know good running form, they know the terms and rules of many events, so seeing this sport in action with High School athletes competing will be a great experience all around!

Kids Half Lapper Race 2019 – Stanford Invitational – Sat. March 30th 1:12 Sharp!! ARRIVE EARLY

Yay!!!  Come race a 200 meter with your age group!! Watch a real awesome meet after/before your race!!

This race is during the Stanford Invitational Track Meet.  It is a college & high school meet..and there is a special, highlighted race for the kids!  The race begins at 1:12pm SHARP..it is important to meet Coach Sunny near the Brick Information Building outside the track @  12:45pm. …there, we will divide into age groups to race:  4 & under, 5, 6 ,7…etc..and walk to the start of the 200m. (This 200m race is open to all kids ages 12 and under). This is a great opportunity to run a 200m..the crowd will cheer for everyone & it is a fun experience! Yay!! Everyone racing receives an award, too! (..races are over by 1:30pm ..college races immediately follow!).  Parents may walk out to the start with the children & also wait at finish line. HOWEVER, there is a high power meet happening around this 200m event for kids..so Please be aware of other athletes in the infield. So, after the fun kids races, we must exit the track immediately. 

Arrive early! There will be tons of team busses & cars parked all over.

Invite your friends!

If you have any questions please email: coachjoyupshaw@gmail.com or call: 510-816-8009

~Coach Joy Upshaw & Coach Sunny Margerum 🙂

 See FULL updated meet schedule below:


WINTER All Comer Meets in Los Gatos! Fun for ALL! Saturdays in Jan & Feb

Fun for all!

38th Annual

 WINTER All Comers Track meets at Los Gatos High School

Run with your age group!  Run a relay! Get timed in a 100m, mile, etc!

Jackrabbits meet at 12:30pm on the field at our blanket and tent. We warm up, do our drills and then see who wants to do the relay! The relay is at 1pm sharp! We even have parents run in relays too (if you want) ! Participate or spectate! Bring a lawn chair, blanket, snacks, friends, family, etc! Fun!

Events are as follows:


4x 100m relay, 800 meter, 60m hurdles, 100m, 400m, mile, 60m, 200m, 3200m, 300mh, 4x400m relay
Field events too! Long jump, shot put, pole vault, discus & triple jump!

 $8 at the gate & you can enter as many events as you would like 🙂

See you at the track! Wear your Team Shirt if you can! Yay!

(Meet is done around 3pm. These meets are optional, not all Jackrabbits attend, but they are a fun experience & good intro to track meets!)

Coach Joy selected to go to USATF Convention and The USATF 3 / IAAF 5 coaching Academy

What did Coach Joy do on her holiday break?

…..She was selected by the Pacific Association to go to the Annual USATF Meeting to connect with the Track & Field governing body! She was able to attend meetings of : High Performance, Masters Track, Women’s Track Coaching Association, Team Managers and Development.  Always staying connected with her profession!

…..She was selected to attend the USATF Level 3 / IAAF 5 Coaching Academy at the IMG Academy.  This is a coaching academy where 28 elite Sprint/Hurdle coaches were selected to participate.  She found that confirming what she knows and learning more tips & techniques from the High Performance lectures were great! She LOVES that! Always staying current with her profession!

……She can’t wait till Winter Jackrabbits begin to share some new tips!  Yay!!