Portland, OR. The nonprofit TrackTown Youth League kicks off its fifth season this April. The TrackTown Youth League was created to encourage Oregon youth from all backgrounds and income levels to become healthy and active members of the community, and inspire youth to participate in track & field and further Oregon’s position as the spiritual home for the sport in this country.
The series of free all-comer track meets across Oregon is popular with both returners and newcomers. It’s open to all boys and girls ages 7-14 and provides a unique opportunity for youth of all experience levels, including adaptive athletes, to learn and compete side-by-side. The Roosevelt High School Track team will host a meet on April 20th. The 2018 schedule and registration are available at www.tracktownyouthleague.c
Top finishers from each regional meet will advance to a Championship Meet at the University of Oregon. “The TrackTown Youth League provides an ideal opportunity for the next generation to be introduced to the sport of track & field,” said Vin Lananna, President of TrackTown USA. “In addition to the regional meets across the state, we are thrilled to present the TrackTown Youth League Championship in conjunction with the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at historic Hayward Field.”
Here’s a TrackTown Youth League 2017 Recap video:
Nearly 2,000 young athletes attended TrackTown Youth League’s 2017 meets and participation is expected to grow.
From The TrackTown Youth League:
The TrackTown Youth League is supported by: Providence Health & Services, Oregon Sports Action, Comcast, Willamette Valley Track and Field, NBC Sports Northwest, Youth Runner Magazine, Oregon Road Runners Club and the Clark Foundation.
The Oregon Sports Authority Foundation provides grants and conducts programs to support youth sports activities with an emphasis on both underserved youth and increased physical activity.
Track Town USA is a non-profit organization based in Eugene that has been instrumental in making Oregon the destination for track & field in the United States.
Events include the 100m, 400m, 1500m, long jump and turbojav. No prior track & field experience is needed! Athletes of all abilities are welcome, including adaptive athletes.
Boys: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14
Girls: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14
Age is determined by the athlete’s age on the day of their local meet.
We encourage everyone to pre-register for your local meet. We will also offer day-of registration at each meet if space is available. Online registration will close one business day before the start of each meet. The deadline for day-of registration is 45 minutes prior to the start of the meet.
The top two competitors in each event will advance to the TrackTown Youth League Championship on June 10, 2017 at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. More information can be found on the TrackTown Youth League Championship meet page.
For more information: tracktownyouthleague.com
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