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Rochester to Host 2018 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships


INDIANAPOLIS -- USATF today announced that Rochester, New York, will host the 2018 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships on the campus of The College at Brockport, June 26 - July 1, 2018. Visit Rochester and the Monroe County Sports Commission teamed up with USATF’s Niagara Association for the successful bid.


The event is expected to draw more than 3,000 youth athletes in addition to spectators, families and coaches to Rochester for the six-day event. Organizers expect the Championships to fill 10,000 room nights over the course of the week and generate an estimated economic impact of roughly $4 million.


“We are thrilled that Rochester has been selected as the site of the 2018 USATF Youth Outdoor Championships,” said Visit Rochester President and CEO, Don Jeffries. “Rochester’s selection to host this event, following a very competitive bidding process, speaks to this community’s strengths as a sports and recreation destination. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome the top youth track and field athletes from across the country, along with their families, to Rochester for several fun-filled days in 2018.”


Participating athletes range in age from 7-18 and represent some of the most competitive youth track and field athletes in the country. Highlighting a family atmosphere and fun yet high-level competition, the USATF Youth Outdoor Championships is one of USATF’s most accessible national championship events – the meet has “qualifying guidelines” but any athlete may compete without going through a qualification process.


“With their successful bid, Rochester and the Niagara Association have stepped forward to provide another top-flight host for our showcase USATF championship events,” USATF CEO Max Siegel said. “We look forward to taking the Youth Championships to western New York in 2018.”


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