Founded in 2018-2019, the Fox Valley Flash provides an affordable and high-quality track & field program in which all district residents – ages 5 to 18, of all skill levels and experience – can participate. The Flash is comprised of the Elite (competitive) and Junior Elite (non-competitive) levels.

The Fox Valley Park District’s previously-established Wolf Pack Running Club, which specialized in middle-to-long distance running, rolled into the Flash program and participants are now part of a more well-rounded effort to give young athletes the full track & field experience.

The Teams

Elite – The Elite team has three (3) 2-hour practices weekly. Registration fee ($300) includes uniform, individual AAU membership, and end-of-season award. Elite participates in at least three meets, including one at the Vaughan Athletic Center. Payment plans are available.

Junior Elite – The Junior Elite team will have two 60-minute practices weekly. Registration fee ($200) includes end-of-season award.

(Junior Elite team members have the option of paying the extra $100 and moving up to the Elite team at the end of November if the coaching staff deems they’re ready.)

The Season

This is an indoor team with the season running from November-February.

The Coaches

The Fox Valley Flash coaching staff bring their motivated and passionate experience to our team, Coach Barry Puckett heads the Flash and his primary areas of expertise include speed and conditioning. Coach Puckett was a big part of the former Illinois Lightning Track Club’s success. His leadership is instrumental to Fox Valley Flash.

For more information about the Fox Valley Flash, contact Athletic Supervisor, Mark Macek at 630-907-9600 or

*Seasons will be held based on an adequate number of participants.

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