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FRAMINGHAM – The Greater Framingham Running Club and Framingham Parks and Recreation Department will host summer track meets again in 2021. They were cancelled in 2020. The meets have a history dating back to 1980.

Starting Wednesday, June 16 track meets will happen on Wednesdays at at 6 p.m. at Bowditch Field. There is no track meet on July 7. The last meet is August 18.

There is a $1 registration fee entitles per week which allows participants to compete in as many events as they want.

A season pass may be purchased for $8.00 the first or second week.

Parents of competitors under 18 years of age must sign the waiver of liability form that accompanies every registration. 

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Registration starts at 5:30 p.m.

Order of events & Age Limits

1.      50 Meter- All ages

2.   100 Meter- All ages

3.   1 Mile – 8:00 minutes or faster only please

4.   200 Meter- All ages               

5.      800 Meter- All ages

6.      400 Meter- All ages

7.      Relay 4x 100 ( time permitting) – All ages

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From 6:15- 7 p.m. Softball Throw and Standing Broad Jump for ages 4-13. (Age Groupings for these two events are 4&5, 6&7, 8&9, 10&11 and 12&13).  These events will occur depending on volunteer staffing.

All events, whenever practicable, are staged in age-segregated and often gender-segregated heats. This system facilitates organization of the simplest and often fairest competition among the hundreds of competitors. 

Due to staffing and time constraints, only first place finish times are recorded for each heat.  Blue, red or yellow ribbons are awarded to the first three finishers in every running heat as well as to the age division winners in the softball throw and standing broad jump and ribbons are awarded to all members of winning relay teams.

Meets may be cancelled due to inclement weather.  Track is still on in drizzle or light rain.  It will be cancelled for heavy rain and especially if there are thunderstorms. A decision will be made by 4 p.m.

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.