All Star Running Club?
Indiana All Star Running Club is a
running organizaton founded in 2000 by a group of local cross country
and track coaches and running enthusiasts. Our purpose is to provide
off-season training and competition opportunities for youth runners.
The ultimate goal being the development of habitual daily exercise in
our young population. We believe that running
instills discipline, focus, and principles of hard work which inspire
people to be the best that they can be in every area of their
lives...as students, athletes, friends, family members, and citizens!
are the founders?
former longtime Carmel HS Coach and current IUPUI CC/Track Coach.
former Fall Creek Valley CC Coach
DDS, Pediatric Specialty
big is the
This varies from year to year. We
officers, family and friends who volunteer faithfully, and currently we
have 100 youth members who participated in our most recent Junior
do your members come from?
All over central Indiana, generally. In the beginning, we had student
members from all over the state (as the runners wanted true "all star"
teams for JOs). In the mid-2000s, this narrowed to the north
of Indianapolis and Carmel, but recently our draw has again expanded to
include runners from schools as far away as two hours. The school
districts most recently represented include Zionsville,
Carmel, Westfield, Columbus, Bloomington, and Fort Wayne.
Co-Director Matt Wire -
Matt, until 2015, was the Assistant Varsity Girls CC Coach at Carmel High School. A
Matt has coached for seventeen years. He has coached at the
Middle School, High School, and post-Collegiate levels; and he coached at his alma mater,
Cathedral High School, as well as Carmel High School.
In fifteen years as either a head coach or varsity assistant
coach at the high school level, Matt coached teams to the state championship
meet in 14 of 15 years with 3 sixth place finishes, 1 fourth place finish, 1
third place finish, 2 runner-up finishes, and 7 State Championships.
addition, he has coached boys and girls Junior Olympic Cross Country
teams beginning in 1999, including one team and two individual USATF
National Champions. He is active in the local running community and
serves as the Co-Director for the
Indiana All Star Running Club, which organizes and hosts the annual
School State Cross Country Championship, one of the largest events of
in the nation.
He is a licensed
Secondary Social Studies teacher and also a USATF Level 1 Certified Coach as
well as a NETA certified personal trainer. He has also spoken, on a variety of
topics, at various clinics and programs including, but not limited to, the 2014
Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Association (IATCCC)
clinic and the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association
(ITCCCA) clinic in 2015. He is currently working as a Wellness Instructor for
the Indianapolis YMCA.
Co-Director Kelly Wire -
Kelly is currently a fifth
at Holy Cross Central in Indianapolis and was also an assistant
girls'cross country coach at Carmel and Cathedral High Schools. An avid
Kelly coached for nineteen years at the middle school and
high school levels and is a USATF Level 1 Certified Coach.
Kelly has been a coach and board member with the Indiana All Star Running Club
since 1999. Kelly also works and coaches each summer at the annual All Star Cross Country camp at
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