April 16, 2021 Tired of not having real races to run? Sad to have missed major track events like the Hartshorne Mile, the Millrose Games and the 4x400m Masters Relays at the Penn Relays? If you live on the East Coast and/or can get to New Jersey on May 22nd for a Relays event or on June 23-24 for the TF Championships, your race drought will be over. The Garden State Track Club is hosting two events that include events for Masters Men and Masters Women within a large meet for a wider variety of runners.
|Ready to Roll--GSTC Spring Tune-Up Action from April 16, 2021|
|They are off and running at the GSTC Spring Tune-up on April 16, 2021 |
Bummed about Penn Relays cancellation and no Masters 4 x 400M? Get in a quality Relays outing as prep for the USATF Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships July 23-25 at the Iowa State University Track in Ames, Iowa.
The East Coast Relay Championships & Last Chance Invitational, with three Masters events, is on for the late afternoon on Saturday, May 22, 2021! The embedded East Coast Masters Relay Championships will have a Masters Distance Medley Relay as well as a 4 x 100m relay and, to top things off, a 4 x 400m relay!
So grab your spikes and your batons and make tracks to:
Thomas Edison Park
N Patrol Road
Edison, NJ US 08837
Want to run in a Masters Relay but don't have enough (or any) teammates to constitute a complete team, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Put 'Need a Masters Relay Team' in the Subject line and they will try to connect you with a team...no guarantees.
To register, click here.
|Competing in 2020 often meant running alone, like Kim Aspholm. This year, post-vaxx, we can get a bit more social|
The 2nd meet is the East Coast Track and Field Championships at the same site in Edison NJ on June 23-24, 2021!
|GSTC athletes competing virtually in last fall's Quarantine Games-Going Actual this year!|
Events for Masters Athletes include:
Wednesday, June 23
2:50 pm 100m Masters Championship 2 heats 8 men/8 women
5:15 pm 800m Masters Championship 2 heats 10 men/10 women
Thursday, June 24
2:50 pm 200m Masters Championship 2 heats 8 men/8 women
5:40 pm 1500m Masters Championship 2 heats 12 men/12 women
8:00 pm 5000m Masters Championship 2 heats 18 men/18 women
|West Valley Track Club Athletes [and one son] competing virtually in the GSTC Quarantine Games last fall--Going actual in 2021!|
Runners looking to check their fitness for the Masters Outdoor Championships in late July can enjoy a good challenge at this meet, a month in advance of those championships!
Registration link for the EC Track and Field Championships:
To register, click here.
Worried about Covid? GSTC announced they will follow all applicable State and Local guidelines including temperature checks, social distancing, spectators wearing masks, etc.
Age: They will follow the Masters LDR rule on Masters as 40 years and older.
Still have questions, please contact:
Photos courtesy of Jason Timochko, Garden State Track Club, and West Valley Track Club