Our 49th year is almost at a close! With the new field installed at Shoreline Stadium last summer, our meets have successfully moved back to our most recent long-term home in 2017. Our last nine record years have seen us handle hundreds of participants, top performances, and lots of fun every week! Results, updates, and special notices will be posted on our web site weekly, or join our e-mail list.
Thanks to our sponsors: Brooks, USATF-Pacific Northwest, Super Jock ‘n Jill, Michael Allison and Arny Stonkus, Thornton Perry, Run 26, Richard Zerbe, and Dora Choi. Prevail Physical Therapy has joined us for 2017 as a presenting sponsor, and more sponsors are on the way!
All actual event entries are taken on site. Entry fees may be paid on-line, and help us get your information into our system. We ask you to print the appropriate USATF entry waiver from the registration page, and print your receipt for your paid fees. Showing both of these will save you (and us) time at the ENTRY GATE on the west side of Shoreline Stadium!
When you enter at the ENTRY GATE, look for signs leading to the ENTRY DESK. Unless the weather is bad, the entry desk location at Shoreline Stadium is between the grandstand and the administrative / locker room building at the south end by the finish line. Check our many information posters for current procedures. For field events, you may go to the field event area to sign in.
Kids events are for 14-under participants, and kids get ribbons in all kid’s events. Note: we do not let kids use blocks, or spiked shoes below the age of 9. These events are for fun!
On the schedule, events referred to as OPEN are actually high school, open, and masters (35+).
ENTRY INTO THE STADIUM
Entry into the meet is by a single ENTRY GATE on the west (gym) side of the stadium. Everyone but our regular officials must pay in support of the series. Our 2017 fees have gone up across the board, as our rates at Shoreline are 20% higher than they were previously. They are as follows:
Adults - $8
Students - $7
Youth and Seniors(over 55) - $6
CNW Members - $5
Immediate Family - $30 Please check our registration page for our definition of a family.
Season passes are available on our web site or at the entry gate and prices are as follows:
Adults - $45
Students - $40
Youth and Seniors - $35
CNW Members - $30
Group rates for large clubs and teams are also available – ask at the entry gate or by e-mail.
MEET RESULTS AND ELECTRONIC TIMING
We post each meet’s results before the next one and sometimes within a day or two. We also hope to complete more years prior to 1999, but will need volunteer help in getting it done! All years 1999-present are currently on the web site! Note that only the older kids in the youth events are started with a gun, which is required for electronic timing, but all high school, open, and masters' events 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, mile, and hurdle events are timed electronically. We sometimes run out of adequate light late in the meet, so our 3000 and 5000 times are often hand-timed.
We often mix special events into the evening’s schedule. We reserve the right to alter the time schedule to fit them in appropriately. We plan to hold a hammer throw at West Seattle on Saturday, August 5, from 9-noon.
HELPERS & VOLUNTEERS
We need clerks, field event judges, starters, timers, finish pickers, computer folks – everything! If you can attend 8 or more meets, we can even offer you a small stipend for your assistance – ask us, or go to the volunteer page and sign in!
Super Jock & Jill is planning sponsorship of the High Performance prizes this year and will again offer gift certificates valid at their stores. Prizes are based on season-best performances using IAAF Scoring Tables. At least five athletes with the top Series performances will be awarded gift certificates or cash or both. Both genders are eligible for prizes and we hope to bring back age-grading for one top masters male and one top masters female athlete.
HURDLES AND THROWING IMPLEMENTS
Due to time constraints, we only offer 100-meter and 110-meter hurdles on odd-numbered weeks, using open spacing only. Heights can be 30 or 33 inches for the 100-meter event, and 39 or 42 inches for the 110-meter event. We offer 400-meter hurdles on even-numbered weeks and -- with enough advanced notice -- can offer the master's 300-meter hurdles, which use the settings and hurdle marks for open hurdles. We cannot hold the high school 3000-meter hurdles, because hurdles are set at different marks for that event.
We provide limited implements for throwing events. You may bring your own. If you claim a record or qualifying mark of any type, your personal implement will be impounded until it can be certified.