Youth Track Series

*****************IMPORTANT UPDATE***********************

We are cancelling the youth track event for tonight (6/27/22) because of the nearly 100% chance for moderate to heavy rain.  We hope to see you on Monday July 11th and Monday July 18th. 

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Summer is right around the corner and so is Youth Track!

This year’s dates are Monday 6/27, 7/11 and 7/18.  Here is the registration link to sign up for the 3 events (you only need to register once). Please register online prior to the first event to make check in smoother.  Registration opens at 5:15 and the events start at 6.  Can’t wait to see you there!

If you would like to help by volunteering during the events please fill out this form.

 

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.   Below are answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, contact gansett_running@yahoo.com

 

When are the meets?

Meets are on Monday nights beginning at 6:00pm, with the last event ending around 8:15pm.

 
Please arrive early enough to check in and get your athlete(s) their number. Check in is from 5:15-6.
 

Where?

Narragansett High School Track 245 South Pier Rd. Narragansett, RI

Who can compete?

Any boy or girl aged 2 – 13.

What are the events?

  • 50 meter dash (ages 6 and under only)
  • 100m dash
  • 200m dash
  • 400m dash
  • 800m dash (ages 7-13 only)
  • 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 or on the Youth Track Series Facebook 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?

Water is available for the kids to drink. Please note that the new track facility does not allow food or other beverages on the track or turf. 

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 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.