Community Track Availability Revisited

Awhile back I posted and article in frustration over all the tracks that are locked up and kept away from the community of runners who want to use them. This follow-up comment

I was so happy to see this post, because this is the exact topic that I am doing my graduate thesis on. My project involves converting abandoned/unused buildings or vacant lots into usable sport and recreation facilities, with the focus being on building community tracks. If anyone has any advice for me or tips on where I can find more articles on this topic, I would be very grateful for the help. I am also looking for people to interview about their experiences (good or bad) with accessing tracks in their neighborhood. I want to know what works and what doesn’t. If anyone would be willing to do an interview with me, that would be great!

Here is an online survey on the topic. Please help out and take a moment to complete it. It only takes about 8-10 minutes and would really help me out.




About Dean Hebert

I’m a mental game coach, author and speaker. I work with individual athletes, parents, coaches, and teams on sports performance enhancement. Beyond my academic post-graduate work in sports psychology - the psychology behind athlete performance – I am a certified Mental Games Coaching Professional (MGCP) and certified hypnotherapist. I’ve authored several books and hundreds of articles. “Coach, I didn’t run because…” (2008) is a seriously light-hearted look at making excuses not to workout and how to overcome them. “Focus for Fitness” (2009) and “Screw the Goals Give me the Donut” (2010) are two of my eBooks on mental game approaches for the everyday athlete. I wrote these because I believe that everyone can benefit from the powerful mental techniques that the world’s best athletes use. I have been cited in Runners World, Best Health magazine (CN), SWEAT Magazine, and the Washington Examiner amongst many other publications. I have been a featured mental games coach in Runner’s World and for the internationally acclaimed trail running resource - I also regularly appear on sports and fitness talk shows such as LTKFitness, Runnersroundtable and for more than three years I have co-hosted a weekly video series with Coach Joe English for I specialize in mental toughness training. My clients include tennis, synchronized swimming, golf, race-kart, soccer, motocross, volleyball, MMA, cycling (road, off-road, time-trialist), running, duathlon and triathlon, basketball, football and baseball athletes. I have coached world-class athletes and athletes internationally. I have a passion for working with youth athletes and helping them apply mental game skills and techniques to all areas of life. Most importantly, my aim is to have people enjoy sports and life to their fullest through peak performances.
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