Connecticut Hershey's Track & Field Games
- May I participate even if my town does not have a local meet?
- May I participate in more than one local meet?
- How many events may I participate in?
- May my relay team have kids from other age divisions?
- May we get a substitute for one of our relay team members?
- How do relay team alternates work for the State Meet?
- Why am I running against kids who are older than me?
- If I win my event at the local meet, do I automatically qualify for the District Meet?
- If I win my event at the District Meet, do I automatically qualify for the State Meet?
- If I win my event at the State Meet, do I automatically qualify for the North American Meet?
Yes. All Connecticut youth, ages 9-14 (as of Dec. 31 of the current year), may participate in a designated local meet of another town if there is not one in their own. The list of local meets shows towns that are currently hosting others. If your town is not listed, contact the State Chair to find out which meet you should attend.
No. No one may participate in more than one local meet. Each participant must compete in the meet that is designated for their home town.
Each participant may compete in up to three events. However, the three events must be split among track and field: two track and one field, or two field and one track.
No. All members of a relay team must be in the same age division (9-10, 11-12, or 13-14).
Yes, if s/he is already listed as an alternate for the team. Every relay team should register four team members, as well as one or two alternates. Even if the alternate does not compete at the local meet, the alternate will be eligible to compete with the team at the State or North American meets. No alternates may be added after the local meet.
Teams must decide on their own which members will compete at the meets. All members will be invited to the District and State Meets; however, only four may compete. Only four members will be invited to travel to the North American Meet.
Age divisions are based on age as of December 31 of the current year. A participant who is 8 years old, but will turn 9 in November, will compete against participants who are already 9 and 10 years old.
YES! The top finisher in each local event automatically qualifies for the District Meet. Qualifiers will receive complete information at their local meet.
YES! The top TWO finishers in each District Meet automatically qualify for the State Meet.
No. The top finisher in each event is compared with the finishers from throughout the Northeast Region. Only the top finisher in each event across the Region will be invited to represent the Northeast at the North American Meet.