MANCHESTER, Conn., (April 28, 2012) – TicketNetwork of South Windsor has been named the title sponsor of Thursday Nights Under the Lights a summer track & field series held at Manchester High School. Manchester Running Company, which organizes and directs the all-comers meets made the announcement earlier in the week.
Thursday Nights Under the Lights, presented by TicketNetwork will take place every Thursday night from July 5th through August 9th and will be open to all ages and abilities with a special emphasis on youth and high school athletes. Manchester Running Company will put on the meets for the third year with an expected attendance of about 100 athletes each week. The track and field meets feature events on the track ranging from 100 meters to 2 miles as well as jumping and throwing events.
“We are very excited to have TicketNetwork as our title sponsor for this year’s series,” Patrick Byrne of Manchester Running Company said. “TicketNetwork has dozens of employees who are very active in our community, especially in educational and recreational programs of our youth and we are looking forward to their involvement with our track & field program.”
Each Thursday of the series, track and field events will begin at 6:00 p.m.; their will be eight running events, three jumping events, and two throwing events each week. The cost to take part in the entire series is just $20 for residents, $16 for youth, and $40 for non-residents; participants may register for just one week at a time for $5 (resident), $4 (youth) and $10 for non-Manchester residents.