Welcome Track & Field , and Cross Country ! Thank you for visiting our team website. The Kern County Athletic All-Stars are one of the few nationally ranked Track and Cross Country teams in Kern County. By offering both programs, we are virtually a year round track club. Kern County Athletic All-Stars have won 200 National Championship medals in the last 12 1/2 years as a track club, although we've only competed at the national level for 12 years.
The Kern County Athletic All-Stars recently took 21 kids for the AAU West Coast Junior Olympics in Reno, NV. At that event, the athletes won 39 medals (top 4), including 11 1st place medals.
This year's goal includes travel to the AAU Cross Country National Championship in Tallahassee, FL. Many kids won’t be able to go and realize their Olympic Dream without help from the community. This is why founder and head coach Ron Ryan had a vision to help these deserving young stars and created the Rosedale Racers scholarship fund over 10 years ago. Since then both businesses and caring residents have contributed to the dream of 153 different athletes and their travels to various national events. Won’t you please help us provide an experience of a lifetime for these athletes?
We estimate the cost per each athlete for the 5 day trip to Tallahassee to be $850. This presents a tremendous need for support from the community if we are going to reward each of our qualifying athletes with an Olympic experience. We will have about 25 boys & girls trying to realize their dreams. We sure hope we can count on your support.
The Kern County Athletic All-Stars (a division of the Rosedale Racers) is a 501-C charitable organization, so donations should be tax deductible. Our Tax ID # is 81-2430653 and our AAU exempt number is 1155. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Ron Ryan at 661-747-1603 or Stacy Ryan 661-219-3421.
Sign-ups for Cross Country will be September 12-19th. We will be practicing at Riverwalk Park for the time being, starting at approximately 6:30 pm. I will be updating the website as I can, but please call me, Stacy, for specifics...