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Warm-up Facility Hours of Operation

The athlete warm-up area at Drake University features the Knapp Center indoor facility which is less than 200 meters from Drake Stadium.

The Knapp Center indoor warm-up area is open to all credentialed athletes and athlete support personnel for warm-up or shakeouts.

  • All bags will be subject to search.

The day-of-competition warm-up area is located at the northeast corner of Drake Stadium. This area houses the tent for the Clerks and will serve as the call area before the competitors are escorted into Drake Stadium prior to their event.

Only athletes on that day’s start list will be permitted to enter the day-of-competition warm-up area. Credentialed athlete support personnel WILL NOT have access to the day-of competition warm-up area, but will be permitted around the perimeter of the area and will be able to communicate with their athlete until the athlete is escorted to the field of play.

These areas will be open at the following times:

Wednesday, June 19 - 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 20 - 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Friday, June 21 - 8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Saturday, June 22 - 5:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 23 - 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

No competitor is allowed onto the field of competition without an escort once competition begins.

Practice Schedule at Drake Stadium

Practice for credentialed athletes ONLY will be held at Drake Stadium on June 17–18, with an available practice session on June 19 for hammer throw only, at the following times:

Monday, June 17 - 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 18 - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 19 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (HAMMER THROW ONLY)

  • All bags will be subject to search.

NOTE: Practice will NOT be allowed on the competition track on June 19-23.

For safety purposes, practice for field events will be allowed ONLY during the following times:

Track

12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Monday)
 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Tuesday)

LJ

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Monday)
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Tuesday)
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Tuesday)

TJ

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Monday)
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday)
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Tuesday)

PV

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Monday)
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday)
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Tuesday)

HJ

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Monday)
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Tuesday)
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Tuesday)

SP

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Monday)
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday)
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Tuesday)

JT

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Monday)
9:00 a.m. – 12:00a.m. (Tuesday)
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Tuesday)

HT

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Monday) north ring only
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday) north ring only
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Tuesday) north ring only
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Wednesday) north ring only

DT

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Monday) both north & south rings
12:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Tuesday) both north & south rings
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Tuesday) both north & south rings

All competition equipment and medical services will be available for athlete use during these Drake Stadium practice periods.

Suitable Marking Material for Mondo Surfaces

For field events runway markings, athletic tape is the only suitable material permitted.

Spikes Allowed for Mondo Surfaces

Only 1/4" or 7mm CONES for the track and 9mm CONES for high jump and javelin. No Christmas trees or needles permitted.


Knapp Center Weight Room House

Monday, June 17 - 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM Tuesday, June 18 - 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 19 - 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM Thursday, June 20 - 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM Friday, June 21 - 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Alternate Practice Facilities

The LOC has made arrangements for the athletes of the 2013 USATF Outdoor Championships to utilize two of the greater Des Moines Area new high school tracks for practice purposes.

East High School-Williams Stadium - 1591 E University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316
Waukee High School - 555 Southeast University Avenue, Waukee, Iowa 50263

  1. Days of track availability: Wednesday, June 19 – Friday, June 21
  2. Hours of track availability: Williams Stadium - 12 PM – 6 PM
    Waukee High School - 12 PM – 6 PM
  3. Equipment availability: High Jump pit – standards and crossbar
    30-40 hurdles
    4-5 starting blocks
  4. Facility Limitations: No Hammer, Pole Vault, Steeple Chase or Javelin at Waukee High School
    No Javelin runway at Williams Stadium
  5. Facility Usage: Only Athletes and Coaches that are entered in the competition can use the track under their own free will.
  6. Directions:

From the East: - Take I-80/ I-35 W to the University Avenue exit. Go West (right) on University approximately 5 miles. The high school is on the north (right) side of the road. OR Take I-235 West through Des Moines to the 74th St. Exit in West Des Moines. Go north (right) on 74th St. to University Avenue. Go West (left) on University Approximately 3 miles. The high school is on the north (right) side of the road.

From the South - Take I/80/I-35 north to the University Ave. exit. Go west (left) on University approximately 5 miles. High School is on the North (right) side of the road. The Track is just across Ashworth Drive, just west of the High School.

East High School- Williams Stadium – 1591 E. University Ave, Des Moines

From the North: - Take I-35 S toward I-35 BUS/Des Moines. Continue onto I-235 West. Take exit 9 for US-69/E 15th St toward E 14th St. Turn right at Johnson Ct/Us-69 N. Take the 1st right. E 15th St & Walker St.

From the South: - Take I-35 North. Take exit 72A to merge onto I-235 E toward W Des Moines/Des Moines. Take exit 9 toward US-69/E 14th St/E 15th St. Merge onto Lyon St. Turn left at E 15th St. Continue onto Johnson Ct, Turn right. E 15th St & Walker St.

From the West: - Take I-80 E. Continue straight onto I-235 E (signs for I-235 E/W Des Moines/Des Moines). Take exit 9 toward US-69/E 14th St/ E 15th St. Merge onto Lyon St. Turn left at E 15th St. Continue onto Johnson Ct, Turn right. E 15th St & Walker St.

From the East: - Take I-80 W. Take exit 137A on the left to merge onto I-235 W toward Des Moines. Take exit 9 for US-69/E 15th St toward E 14th St. Turn right at Johnson Ct/US-69 N. Take the 1st right. E 15th St & Walker St.

 

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