Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Kids invited to compete May 23 in Hershey track & field games

Kids age 7-14 who love to run, jump and throw are invited to participate in the Hershey Track and Field Games hosted by Boise Parks & Recreation  on Thursday, May 23 at Borah High School, 6001 W. Cassia St.

Participants in this free event must pre-register by May 21 at the City Recreation Office, 110 Scout Lane, Boise 83702. Office hours are 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Field events include standing long jump and softball Throw. Check-in begins at 3:45 p.m., events at 4:45 p.m.                             

Track events include 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1600m & 4x100m relay. Check-in begins at 4:30 p.m., events at 5:30 p.m.

Athletes must be 7-14 years old as of Dec. 31, 2013. Boys and girls compete separately in four age groups: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 & 13-14. Participants in the 7-8 age group compete in local and state meets only.

First- through third-place finishers at the local meet qualify to participate in the South State meet on July 6 in Rexburg.  First-place winners at the state meet may qualify for the 36th Annual North American Final meet Aug. 1-4 in Hershey, Penn.

The HERSHEY'S Track and Field Games is endorsed by the National Recreation and Park Association, National Association for Sport and Physical Education, and Athletics Canada, and has been solely funded and sponsored by The Hershey Company since 1978.

A completed entry form and copy of birth certificate are required at registration and may be faxed to (208) 608-7669 or emailed to sports@cityofboise.org .

For registration information and forms, see the Hershey page on the Boise Parks & Recreation website or call (208) 608-7650.

For more information about the Hershey track meet, see www.hersheystrackandfield.com