Started in 2010 as NTC Flames to accomodate homeschool runners, NTC Flames Inferno has evolved into an inclusive running club based in southern Cherokee County. We belong to both AAU and USATF associations. Our athletes have competed on a National level, and in the 2013-14 competition season 100% of our team qualified for both AAU and USATF Junior Olympics.

While our youth program is geared towards homeschool families who would otherwise not be able to participate in a sport (or get PE credit), it is also designed for those whose schedules won't allow them to commit to school teams, or would like to train and compete outside of/in addition to the school schedule, and year-round.

Youth Teams participate in Track & Field during the Spring and Summer months, with Cross Country in the Fall.

Team families and friends also get together for local 5K road races, trail, obstacle and fun runs throughout the year. These events are open to anyone of any age - sometimes dogs too! In many cases, our numbers afford us a team/group discount.