Youth Cross Country and Track

In an effort to provide an opportunity for young runners in the Helena area to properly prepare for competition in a fun and rewarding team environment, the Helena Vigilante Runners and coach Jesse Zentz invite you to participate in a FREE training program to bridge the gap to the USATF Junior Olympic state, regional and national competitions after the middle school and high school cross country and track seasons end.

Our goal is to provide young athletes in grades 6-12 with proper support and supervised coaching that will give them additional opportunities to pursue competitive cross country and track outside the middle school and high school training and competition schedules.

We emphasize a fun-first training philosophy that fosters a love for running.

Email “HVR Cross Country and Track” if you are interested in this program.


Jesse Zentz

Jesse is a registered USATF coach, attended the USATF SafeSport training, and completed all of the training required by the Montana High School Association and the National Federation of State High School Associations to coach at the high school level. He also is an assistant coach with the Helena High cross country and track and field teams.


  • USATF membership (required for the state meet): $20
  • Meet registration: TBA
  • Helena Vigilante Runners racing singlet (recommended, but optional): $30


In Archive