Youth Track Series

 The 2017 Summer Youth Track Series will be our 12th annual, and will be held on 4 Monday nights in July. Planned dates for this year’s meets: July 10, 17, 24, and 31. 

 

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.

 

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.

Registration is from 5:15 to 6:00.

Where?

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

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
  • 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.