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Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday,

July 25, at Rock Chalk Park. Ashton Eaton will be this year’s keynote speaker.

Athletes, coaches and officials are invited to participate in the ceremony. Athletes, teams and regional coordinators will assemble outside of the track, on the south side, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Athletes will assemble by region, so please locate your region’s sign. Regions will assemble in two groups:  

Even-numbered regions will assemble on the south walkway leading to the team bus drop-off area.

Odd-numbered regions will assemble by the south entrance.

The parade of athletes will begin to move toward the track promptly at 7 p.m. Even-numbered regions will process down the west side of the track; odd-numbered regions will process along the east side before they are seated on the infield.

We encourage spectators from even-numbered regions to sit on the west bleachers, and those from odd-numbered regions to sit on the east side.

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