The Rochelle Area Track Club was started in 1978 and is the oldest active USATF club in the state of Illinois.
Don and Sandy Mannel of Rochelle coached the club for many years during what could be considered the club's hay day. Kurt Wolter took over the program and ran it very successfully for 10 years.
The club is currently run by John Dobbs who has 30 years coaching experience, including 14 with RATC. He is also an art teacher and the Boys/Girls Cross Country and the Boys Track coach at Rochelle Township High School.
Assistant Coaches; Mark Dreska, Mark Zilis and Robbie Lang bring a wealth of track knowledge and enthusiasm to each practice.
Volunteer Coaches: Many former and current RTHS track and cross country athletes volunteer their time to help our young athletes.
Rochelle Township High School has allowed the club to use its facilities to foster track and field in the community since it's inception in 1978.