19th Annual Front Runners New York Indoor Track Meet
Last year, FRNY hosted over 150 athletes of all ages and abilities—from high schoolers to masters athletes. We welcome all runners and strongly encourage you to participate.
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Registration: The 19th Annual Front Runners New York Indoor Track Meet is now open here!
When: Friday, March 23rd from 7-10 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
Where: New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory located at 168th St. and Fort Washington Ave. in upper Manhattan.
Who: 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 Indoor Track Meet. Consent form available here.
Fee: $20 plus a transaction fee of $4 per athlete before Friday, March 23, 2018, at 1:59 pm. The fee entitles you to run as many races as you want, including relays. Entry fee is $35 on the day of the event and can be paid by cash, check (payable to Front Runners New York), or credit card.
Order of events:
- 60 m run
- 1500 m run
- 4X200 m relay
- 400 m run
- Sprint Medley Relay (200-200-400-800 m)
- 800 m
- 200 m run
- 4X400 m relay
Awards: Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers in the following age groups: under 19 years, 20-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-59 years, 60-69 years, & 70+ years
Contacts: Meet co-directors Dan Ferguson and Manh Nguyen firstname.lastname@example.org
Important notice about event registration: Please sign up for your chosen individual events at the time of registration. You can add/drop events at the meet, but it makes things easier if you choose in advance. Registration for relays is only available at the meet. Relay team members all must register and pay individually. On meet day just pick up a team registration sheet from the clerking table, fill it out, and return it.
Check in procedures:
- Doors open at 6:00 pm for the meet.
- Pre-registered runners: report to the third floor registration table (near the New Balance Store) to pick up a wristband, which indicates that your payment has been received.
- Day of registration runners: make payment, receive wristband, and fill in a registration card at the registration table to select events.
- Once the event is called (approximately 30 minutes prior to event start) report to the clerking area, and the officials will assign you into a heat and give you hip numbers.
FRNY Track Meet FAQs
What is a SMR - Sprint Medley Relay?
A Sprint Medley Relay (SMR) 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 200m, 200m, 400m and 800m for a total course distance of 1600m (8 laps). The SMR is an exciting opportunity to bring short-distance track athletes in on the same event!
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 order for each race?
Women will run before men in every event, with heats from fastest to slowest.
Can I wear track spikes?
You are allowed to wear up to ¼ inch pyramid spikes or ¼ inch Christmas trees. 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 co-directors Dan Ferguson and Manh Nguyen email@example.com.