The annual Peace Country Classic all comers track meet goes May 9 at the Legion Field. With a number of changes to the program, this year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever. Athletes of all ages and abilities will take part.
The most significant change in 2015 is the establishment of the first Grande Prairie Kids Track Meet. After a 30+ year run, the Northern American Hershey Track Program came to an end last year, so the GP Kids Meet fills the gap caused by the Hershey Meet’s demise. Athletes from Grades 1 to 3 can compete in up to 3 events (60m, 400m, and standing long jump), while athletes in Grades 4 to 6 have the choice of 4 events (60m, 800m, standing long jump, and shot put.)
At the other end of the age spectrum, the Peace Country Classic is proud to be hosting the NW Zone Trials for the 2015 Alberta 55+ Games, which will be held in Strathmore in July.
The main part of the meet features a full menu of track and field events with categories for Junior High, Senior High, and Open athletes. A 5000m race has been added to timetable for 2015.
Full details about the meet are linked on the Wolves Athletics Club website (www.wolvesac.com). The registration deadline is Wednesday, May 6.