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21st 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 21st Annual Front Runners New York Indoor Track Meet

When: Saturday, March 21st, from 2:00–6:00PM (doors open at 1PM)

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 is available here.

Fee: $20 plus a transaction fee of $4 per athlete before Friday, March 20th, at 11:59PM. 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

  • Mile 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: Track Meet co-directors Trey Bedingfield and Pat Fogarty, trackmeet@frny.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, pick up a team registration sheet from the clerking table, fill it out, and return it.

Check in procedures:

  • Doors open at 1:00PM 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.

  • When 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 200 m, 200 m, 400 m and 800 m for a total course distance of 1600 m (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.

Where can I find results from past meets?

Results from past meets can be found here: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

Further Questions?

For more information, email meet co-directors Trey Bedingfield and Pat Fogarty, trackmeet@frny.org.