Combined Events

So you want to do multiple events in one day? Well guess what? There’s a combined event for you! Combined events are not offered at all meets. But there’s plenty of opportunities out there. Unless noted, all of the following are conducted on one day…! NOTE – Hurdle Race specifications…

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Jumping Events

Welcome to the wonderful, technical and fun world of jumps; Pole Vault, Long Jump, Triple Jump and High Jump! There are hundreds of websites to help with the training for these events. Most meets offer all the jump events. Occasionally you’ll find a meet that offers nothing but one jump event, like…

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Long Distance Events (LDR)

Define Long Distance: Good luck! To the sprinter, 400 meters is too long! However, it’s generally considered a long distance event if it’s over one mile long. While track meets may offer the 3000, 5000 or 10,000 meter race on the track, there are so many more events available on…

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Throwing Events

Shot, Discus, Hammer, Javelin, Weight – That’s it, right? Hardly! There’s the Superweight and the Ultraweights and the Throws Pentathlon and the Ultraweight Pentathlon and much more! Some meets limit themselves to the Shot and Discus, while others add the Javelin and/or the Hammer. At indoor meets you’ll find the…

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Racewalking Events

Racewalking is offered at indoor and outdoor meets in various distances: 1500, mile, 3000, 5000, 10,000 and more. Many meets offer racewalking events. USATF Racewalking Committee – The USATF Race Walking Committee is the official governing body of the sport of Race Walking in the United States. Its purpose is to supervise,…

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Types of Track and Field Meets

Masters Meets? All Comers? Senior Games? There are hundreds of track and field competitions open to masters athletes each year, not only in the United States but in other countries around the world. This section describes the type of events that are available and will point you to listings that…

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