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Event Information

From start to finish, the HERSHEY’S Track & Field Games season runs March to July, culminating with the North American Final in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on August 2, 2014.

Here’s what to Expect

The North American Final isn't all about running, jumping, and throwing; it's also a chance to have fun and make new friends! Here's a brief itinerary of what your child will experience while in Hershey, Pennsylvania. 

Below is an example of what the week would look like:

Thursday
  • Arrival in Hershey/Elizabethtown
  • Fun Day Activities
  • Opening Ceremony
Friday
  • Regional Team Photos
  • Regional Team work out on Track
  • HERSHEYPARK Entertainmen Complex
  • HERSHEY’S Chocolate World

 
Saturday
  • Parade of Athletes
  • North American Final Meet
  • North American Final Celebration
  • Dance/Activities
Sunday
  • Athletes Return Home

Events

Ages 9 & 10 Ages 11 & 12 Ages 13 & 14
50-meter Dash 100-meter Dash 100-meter Dash
100-meter Dash 200-meter Dash 200-meter Dash
200-meter Dash 400-meter Dash 800-meter Run
400-meter Dash 800-meter Run 1600-meter Run
Standing Long Jump Standing Long Jump Standing Long Jump
Softball Throw Softball Throw Softball Throw
                                   

*4x100 Relays in the 9&10 and 11&12 age groups are held at the local, district (where applicable) and state/provincial/territory meets only. These events will not qualify for the North American Final.

Participation and Age Requirements

The following is allowed event participation per age group at the local, district (where applicable) and state/provincial/territory meets:

  • 9&10 may participate in one (1) field event and two (2) running events; or two (2) field events and one (1) running event
  • 11&12 may participate in one (1) field event and two (2) running; or two (2) field events and one (1) running event.
  • 13&14 may participate in one (1) field event and two (2) running events; or two (2) field events and one (1) running event.


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