MANCHESTER, Conn., (April 26, 2013) — Manchester Running Company is pleased to announce the return of Thursday Nights Under the Lights Track & Field Series, presented by TicketNetwork. The very popular track & field series is entering its fourth year and is open to competitors of all ages and abilities. The series will kick off at 6:00 p.m. at the Manchester High School track & field facility on July 11th.
The 2013 series, sponsored for the second consecutive year by TicketNetwork, will feature four meets, contested on July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1st. Should rain cancel any of the meets, a rain-date is scheduled for August 8th. Field events including the long jump, triple jump, high jump, shot put, and discus will be contested simultaneously along with the track events.
Youth and adults are strongly encouraged to compete, separate heats of each event will be contested in the following order: youth girls, youth boys, open women, open men. We consider youth to be anyone entering 8th grade or younger. There are no age restrictions.
MRC is proud to keep a very low cost event, all competitors can participate in as many events as they choose for just $4 per night; Manchester residents are just $5 per night and non-residents can compete for $10 per night. Pre-registration for the entire series cost just $16 for youth, $20 for Manchester residents, and $40 for non-residents. Anyone interested in pre-registering for the entire series may do so here.
All pre-registered athletes receive a Brooks technical shirt at no additional cost. Water is provided for all competitors at no cost. For an order of events each night and all the details please visit the event page here.