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The Greater Framingham Running Club and


The City of Framingham Parks and Recreation Department are happy to announce the return of our Wednesday Night Family Track Meets!





The 2021 Wednesday Night Family Track Meets will begin Wednesday, June 16 and


run every Wednesday evening until August 18.


(No track on July 7th due to the 4th of July holiday)



Registration & Fee
5:30pm - 6:00pm on-site, weekly
Fee $1.00 per week
The $1 registration fee entitles participants to compete in as many events as he or she
desires that evening. A season pass may be purchased for $8.00 the first or second
week. Parents of competitors under 18 years of age must sign the waiver of liability form
that accompanies every registration.

The meets begin at 6 :00pm

Order of events & Age Limits
1. 50 Meter- All ages
2. 100 Meter- All ages
3. 1 Mile – (8 minutes or faster only please)
4. 200 Meter- All ages
5. 800 Meter- All ages
6. 400 Meter- All ages
7. Relay 4x 100 (time permitting) – All ages

From 6:15pm - 7:00pm (approx.): Softball Throw and Standing Broad Jump- Ages 4-13.
(Age Groupings for these two events are 4&5, 6&7, 8&9, 10&11 and 12&13). These
events will occur depending on volunteer staffing.

Awards

All events, whenever practicable, are staged in age-segregated and often gender segregated heats. This system facilitates organization of the simplest and often fairest
competition among the hundreds of competitors.

Due to staffing and time constraints, only first place finish times are recorded for each
heat. Blue, red or yellow ribbons are awarded to the first three finishers in every running
heat as well as to the age division winners in the softball throw and standing broad jump
and ribbons are awarded to all members of winning relay teams.

Inclement Weather
Meets may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Track is still on in drizzle or light rain.
It will be cancelled for heavy rain and especially if there are thunderstorms.  A decision will be made by 4:00 PM. Check the Framingham Parks and Rec website:
www.FraminghamRec.com
for updates; cancellations will show as a notification banner by 4 PM.
This being New England, weather can change quickly. On occasion, we will not cancel by
4 PM only to cancel later at the track. One sighting of lightning or thunder and we are
done for the night; safety first.

Officials
Volunteers from the Greater Framingham Running Club staff all events. The Framingham
Parks and Recreation Department serves as a series co-sponsor - without their support
we would not be able to hold the meets.

For more information, please call Arnie Pollinger, series co-director, at 508-517-5818.

Basic Rules for Competitors and Spectators
1. The primary goal is for all athletes to have fun while acquiring or perfecting their
running skills. Winning is not everything. Good sportsmanship is a must.
2. All runners must run “unassisted”. Parents or guardians may accompany a toddler
down the track, but the child must “run” on their own.
3. For safety reasons and “track etiquette” only runners are allowed on the track and
only during the event which they are competing. Please stay off the field. Your
cooperation is needed to keep everyone off the field. No Dogs or bikes are allowed
on the track or football field. Failure to adhere to these restrictions could result in
the cancellation of the Summer Track Meets.
4. All runners are responsible for listening to the race officials and following
instructions for each event.
5. The safety of all runners is important. Please do not allow your children to compete
in events that are too long or difficult for them. Please note the 8-minute time
restriction for entering the one mile race. In the event of injury, a first aid kit is
available at the registration table.
6. All Race Officials are non-paid volunteers. The meets could not take place without
their assistance. Judges decisions are final.

Thank you for helping us make this a fun, healthy activity for you and your children.
- Greater Framingham Running Club