A USATF Junior Olympic Cross Country and Track & Field Team

The Cape Fear Flyers is a non-profit organization that offers USATF accredited Junior Olympic Cross Country and Track & Field training, for athletes ages 6-18, at an affordable rate to ensure that children from all socioeconomic groups have the opportunity to experience the lifetime benefits of running.

We are currently seeking partners in our community to help us expand our reach and continue to offer only the best coaching to our athletes.

Helping the youth of our community is rewarding all by itself.  However, we also offer some additional incentives for partnering with our organization.  These incentives include your company logo our banners and clothing, link and promotion of your business on our website/social media and the recommendation of your business to our team members and their friends and family.

We accept all levels of donations, if you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring The Cape Fear Flyers please email us at Info@thecapefearflyers.com

Cape Fear Flyers Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide participants the opportunity to reach their full potential by developing athletic, speed, endurance, and strength while fostering high self-esteem and personal accountability.

Cape Fear Flyers Head Coaches

Shawn McKee

Track & Field Head Coach, Founder

  • At 12 years old, a member of the original Cape Fear Flyers team
  • Head Cross Country Coach at Ashley High School for 8 years and Assistant
  • Head Coach for Track and Field.
  • Competed in Junior Olympic National tournament placing 9th in the 2000 Steeple Chase as a young Cape Fear Flyer
  • Shawn won 1 st  Place in the Conference Championship his freshmen year in the 2-mile at Hoggard High School.
  • Still a competitive avid runner
  • Works at the Island Gazette along with his wife Jasmine and has 5 children
  • Three of his children compete as Flyers
Greg Zinner

Cross Country Head Coach

  • Began running in 8th grade with the Booster Club Track as a member of Army Track Team
  • Ran track and cross country at Leighton High School and was the team Cross
  • Country MVP his senior year and holds the school record of a 4:36 in the 1600 meter run
  • Competes and often wins races from 5k’s to a 50 mile ultra.
  • Level 1 Certified USA Track and Field Coach

Cape Fear Flyers Board of Directors

Lonnie Merrit

Board Memeber ~ President

Melissa Medlin

Board Member~ Treasurer

Holly Ingram

Board Member, Vice President

Sarah Thrailkill

Board Member ~ Secretary

Jasmine McKee

Board Member, Public Relations, Social Media, Race Director

Gaudalupe Garcia

Board Member~ Uniform Manager

Catherine Brumm

Board Member ~ Communication Coordinator

  • Responsible for facilitating communication between Board and Parents
  • Manage Website
  • Monitor Flyers Email

Cape Fear Flyer Coaches

 

Alisa Perry

Coach

  • Assistant teacher at Island Montessori Charter School
  • Boys’ Coach for IMCS Turtle Trotters
  • Town of Carolina Beach Plastic Bag Committee
  • Has three Flyers competing!
Gary Toppin

Head Track and Field Coach

Amie Harrison

Coach, Girls Cross Country and Track

  • Began running in middle school with the original Cape Fear Flyers team
  • Ran track and cross country in high school and graduated from UNCW
  • Taught for 8 years and now spending time with her family while working as a certified personal trainer
  • Runs competitively in local races
  • 3 children participating in Cape Fear Flyers
  • Level 1 Certified USA Track and Field Coach
Clint Henry

Coach

  • Level 1 Certified USA Track and Field Coach
       

Upcoming Events

 
  1. Practice

    October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. MONSTER DASH TRAIL RACE

    October 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Practice

    October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  4. Practice

    October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  5. CAROLINA ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL XC CHAMPIONSHIP

    October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

About Cape Fear Flyers

 

The Cape Fear Flyers is a non-profit organization that offers Junior Olympic Cross Country and track and field at an affordable rate to ensure that children from all socioeconomic groups have the opportunity to experience the lifetime benefits of track and field.

Contact Us

 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have via the information below. We will be sure to get back to you promptly.

Phone: (910) 297-6508‬
  Email: Info@thecapefearflyers.com
PO Box 571
Carolina Beach, NC 28428