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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where will the meet be held?

A. At JDL Fast Track, located at 2505 Empire Drive, Winston-Salem, NC  27103.  The website is www.jdlfasttrack.com

Q. Who can enter the meet

A. Athletes must be 30 years or older on March 1, 2019.

Q. Does the meet have qualifying standards? 

A. No, the meet has no qualifying standards. Any USATF member 30+ as of March 1, 2019 can participate.

Q. Is food available at the JDL Fast Track?

A. Yes, there will be a concession stand selling drinks and snacks.  Tropical Smoothie Café will also be on-site during the meet selling an assortment of salads, wraps and smoothies.

Q. Are showers and lockers available at JDL Fast Track? 

A. No.

Q. What's the track surface? 

A. 200-meter Mondo FTX synthetic surface. This is the same surface that was used for the 2012 London Olympics.  Track is not banked.

Q. Will the meet provide starting blocks? 

A. Yes; you may use only meet-supplied starting blocks.

Q. What kind of spikes can I wear? 

A. Maximum ¼-inch pyramid or Christmas Tree spikes only. We perform a spike check before you can compete.

Q. Will throwing implements be provided? 

A. Yes, we will provide at least two implements for each age group in each event.

Q. May I bring and use my own throwing implement(s)? 

A. Yes, you may bring and use your own implement(s), but they must be weighed and inspected prior to the competition and will be impounded until your event(s). More information about implement inspection is available in the Athletes Info section of the meet website.

Q. Will there be poles available for athletes who do not bring their own to use at the meet?
 
A. Yes. For more information please click here.

Q. If I ship my pole vault, where shall I send it? 

A. Please send it to
      JDL Fast Track
      2505 Empire Drive
      Winston-Salem, NC  27103
      336-722-2033

For the return shipment, UPS pickups must be arranged with Craig Longhurst (craig@jdlcastlecorp.com) for proper pickup location at the facility.

Q. Are the throwing circles wood or concrete? 

A. Wood.  

Q. Where can I learn more about JDL Fast Track? 

A. See www.jdlfasttrack.com

Q. If I'm driving, how do I get there? 

A. Take I-40 to Winston-Salem, exit 189 (US-158 W/S Stratford Road).  At the top of the ramp, turn right onto US-158/Stratford Road. Proceed approximately 2 miles and turn left on Kimwell Drive.  JDL Fast Track will be approximately 1/2 mile down on the corner of Kimwell and Empire. Spectator parking is in the front. Athletes and officials should park in the rear of the building.

Q. What if the parking lots are full? 

A. There will be additional on-street parking during the event.  All parking is FREE.

Q. When will the final schedule be posted? 

A. The full schedule, including heat times for running events and flight times for field events, will be posted approximately one week after the late entry deadline.  The earliest will be February 15, 2019, two weeks prior to the first day of the meet.

Q. What is the process for entering a relay team? 

A. Relay teams may only enter on-site, however, each member of a relay team must also be entered in the meet as an individual. The normal entry process applies to each team member, including the deadlines. All relay teams must sign up in the packet pick-up area by 10 AM on Saturday, March 2, for relays on Saturday; or by 3 PM on Saturday, March 2, for relays on Sunday. Relay entry forms are color-coded for Male / Female and for 4x200m / 4x400m / 4x800m. Additional specific entry procedures and location will be communicated prior to the meet and on-site in the meet program.

For more information on relays, click here.

Q. The fee for a relay is listed as $40. Is that fee per person or per team? 

A. Per team, but as noted each member of the team must already be entered in the meet as well.

Q. What events are in the indoor pentathlon

A. For women - 60m hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump, and 800m run; for men – 60m hurdles, long jump, shot put, high jump, 1000m run.

Q. How do I send proof of age? 

A. If after you complete your entry, the status of entry page indicates “dob docs needed,” then please fax or e-mail a copy of your birth certificate or the information page of your passport, with your membership number written on it, to the USATF National Office at 800-833-1466 or membership@usatf.org.

Q. Can I add an event or change my time or mark for an event? 

A. Yes, you may do so until the late entry deadline on February 8, 2019. After that date no changes may be made.
You can, however, verify your entry, by event, on the Status of Entries page.

Q. Once I'm at the meet, how do I declare for an event? 

A. At least one hour before each of your track events sign in on the declaration sheet for that event. For field events you must report to the event venue 20 minutes prior to the start time for your event.
·  For track events, we post declaration sheets at the clerking area.
·  For field events, we post declaration sheets at the field event venue.

Q. Who can I contact with questions? 

A. Email questions to craig@jdlcastlecorp.com.

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