The 2013 Summer Youth Track Series will be our 9th annual.
Meets are on Monday nights beginning at 6:00pm, with the last event ending around 8:15pm. Registration is from 5:15 to 6:00.
This is a free, four-week series held on four consecutive Mondays nights, starting on the first Monday after the 4th of July. The dates of the 2013 series are as follows:
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, contact Summeryouthtrack@cox.net
When are the meets?
Meets are on Monday nights beginning at 6:00pm, with the last event ending around 8:15pm.
Registration is from 5:15 to 6:00.
Narragansett High School Track
245 South Pier Rd.
Who can compete?
Any boy or girl aged 13 and under.
Is there a minimum age?
No. If your toddler can walk, they can participate. We regularly have 1 and 2 year olds doing the 50 meter dash and the ball toss (accompanied by their parents).
What are the events?
- 50 meter dash (ages 6 and under only)
- 100m dash
- 200m dash
- 400m dash
- 800m dash (ages 7-13 only)
- ball toss or turbo-jav
- long jump
Are meets ever cancelled because of weather?
Meets will be canceled due to heavy rain or thunderstorms. There are no rain dates. Unless they are last minute, cancellations will be posted on this page.
How are kids grouped for the events?
Kids are grouped by age. Children 6 and under follow a different schedule then those aged 7-13, and in the running heats they run with kids of the same age. Boys and girls sometimes run together, depending on the number of participants.
Are there refreshments?
Yes. Water, lemonade, and watermelon is available for the kids.
Is the emphasis on competition or recreation?
The emphasis of the meets is to promote self-confidence, sportsmanship, and fun. No special prizes are awarded for winning races. Instead, every participant gets a ribbon and candy when they leave the meet. Although the emphasis is on recreation, times are recorded and results are listed on www.coolrunning.com.
Where Are Results Posted?
Results are posted on www.coolrunning.com and appear sometime on the day following a meet.