EUGENE, Ore. — The IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field are 200 days away, and organizers are trying to get kids excited about the summer event with the “U.S.A. Youth Challenge.”
This is the first time the event will be held in the United States.
Organizers say some of the best track athletes in the world, like Usain Bolt, have competed in the event.
The first 200 kids under the age of 12 to run a mile and turn in a parent-signed form get a single-day ticket for one adult and one child to the event this summer.
TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna says there is no better place for this than Hayward Field.
“Our initiative today is to get the kids, the next generation of potential champions and gold medalists, to be able to get out and run a mile and then come experience watching these kids,” Lananna said.
If you want to take part in the event, you can pick up the necessary forms at the Sheldon Community Center, the Eugene Public Library, or Kidsports.
Or you can get one directly from TrackTown USA here.
The IAAF World Junior Championships begin on July 22nd and run through the 27th.