Indoor Track Meet
Order of events:
- 4 x 200m Relay
- Distance Medley Relay
- 4 x 400m Relay
This annual event gathers some of the most serious track talent around but also offers novice tracksters the chance to be involved in a professionally timed meet on one of the fastest tracks in the country. The club holds the event at the New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory located at 168 St. and Fort Washington Avenue in Upper Manhattan.
FRNY Track Meet FAQs
When and where is the FRNY track meet taking place?
The track meet will start at 7pm on Friday March 21, 2014 at the Armory Track and Field Center located at 216 Fort Washington Ave New York, NY 10032. To get to the Armory Track, take the 1, A or C train to 168th Street.
Is the track meet open to all runners?
Anyone who is 18 years of age or older, or who is 14-17 years of age and has written parental consent, is eligible to participate in the FRNY track meet.
How can I register for the meet?
You can register each individual athlete online. Otherwise, you may also register on the day of the meet. The entry fee is the same on the day of the meet.
What is the entrance fee for individuals and relays?
The entry fee of the meet is $20 per athlete, which entitles you to run as many races as you want, including relays. All relay members must be registered, and the same $20 fee applies for relay runners, even if you do not plan on running any individual events. We encourage you to run multiple events, as there is no limit.
Online pre-registration is encouraged. On the day of the event, cash is preferred. Checks will be accepted, and can be made out to Front Runners New York. Credit Cards will also be accepted. You can register each individual athlete online. Otherwise, you can register on the day of the meet as well. The entry fee is the same on the day of the meet.
A Distance Medley Relay (DMR) is a four-person relay in which each athlete on the team runs a different distance around the track. The order of distances is traditionally 1200m, 400m, 800m, and 1600m, for a total course distance of 4000m (20 laps).
The DMR is an exciting opportunity to bring short-distance and long-distance track athletes in on the same event!
Are there awards?
Yes! JackRabbit gift cards will be awarded to top male and female finishers at selected events.
What are the age groups for medals?
Age groups for medals will be under 19 years, 20-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-59 years, 60-69 years, & 70+ years.
Is the meet sanctioned by USATF?
Yes. The meet is USATF sanctioned, but you do not need to be a USATF member to participate in the meet.
What is the gender order for each race?
Women will run before men in every event. Smaller races may be conducted with women and men together, but will be announced in advance.
Can I wear track spikes?
You are allowed to wear up to ¼ inch pyramid spikes. This will be enforced by Armory staff prior to racing.
Is there going to be FAT Timing?
Yes. All events are fully automatic timed.
Is there a locker room to change clothes?
No, but bathrooms are located on the second floor and third floor of the Armory and can be used to change clothing.
For more information, email meet directors Michael Klein and Marty McElhiney. For questions or concerns about the online registration process you may email FRNY President Dave Lin.