Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Run For Your Life Summer Track Meet 5/30/17

The start of summer track in the Charlotte area officially kicks off the beginning of summer for our runnning community. If you didn’t know this, then you already missed the first night. Yesterday, Run for Your Life held their first “All Comers” track series meet last night at Myers Park High School.

Registration opened at 5:30, and events kicked off at 6:15 with the 50 and 100 meter runs. 6 minute+ milers raced around 6:40 PM with the sub 6 minute guys going off 6:50. James ran a sub 4:30 open mile. His legs were a blur coming off the last turn and heading down the final straightaway.

The 4 x 100 is always a special event and draws teams from all age groups. This event especially pulls in my attention because unlike most events in track and field, the relay events provide a team aspect to running. Seeing a group of runners work as a cohesive unit to transfer the baton around the track creates a lot excitement.

After a couple heats of the relay, the 400, 800, and 200 heats ran. Ending the evening was the 3200 meter run.  Here, three lead runners making a mad dash for the line. Great seeing the next generation of runners out on a Tuesday night showing off their running abilities.  

More information about Run for Your Life’s Summer Track series is available here.

As a heads up, kids run the untimed events for free. For just $10 and $7 students, you can run any or all of the events.

Kudos to Tim for sharing his equipment for the series and to Tom for being the meet director. They have been doing this for many years now, and our running community hopes to have their continued participation for many years to come.  

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