Saturday, March 9, 2013
9:30AM – 3:00PM
Second Annual NBR McCarren Park Track Classic
McCarren Park Track, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Map: Driggs Avenue between Lorimer St. and Union Ave.
North Brooklyn Runners, in partnership with the Open Space Alliance, welcomes you to Williamsburg for the second annual McCarren Park Track Classic! This day at the track features distances for everyone, from middle-distance sprinters to long-distance specialists to milers. All ages and levels of runners are encouraged to come. This year, the mile race will be part of the Interclub Challenge sponsored by NYCRUNS.
Register Now at NYCRUNS.com
Online Registration closes Friday at Noon, March 8th. Sign-Up Now! There will be limited race day registrations at $15.
“Future Stars 200M Dash” registration is race day only. Price is same as pre-registration.
The $10 registration fee allows you to run as many events as you wish. Day-of registration is $15. Registration and check-in begins at 9:30 am, and the schedule of events kicks off with the Men’s NYCRUNS Mile promptly at 10:30 am.
|Schedule of Events:|
|“Future Stars 200M Dash”|
|Distance Medley Relay (1200M, 400M, 800M, 1600M)||Men|
|Distance Medley Relay (1200M, 400M, 800M, 1600M)||Women|
|Distance Medley Relay (1200M, 400M, 800M, 1600M)||Co-Ed *|
|4 X 400M Relay||Men|
|4 X 400M Relay||Women|
|4 X 400M Relay||Co-Ed *|
* each co-ed relay team must have a minimum of 2 women.
A Few FAQs
Hey, how will events be run?
Events will be run in heats seeded by time. All participants must be registered at least 20 minutes prior to the start of their event to allow organizers to seed the event.
I want to run, say, only the co-ed DMR. What time should I show up?
Well, the start time of each event will depend on the amount of heats that are needed. As soon as one event ends, the next event will begin. What we can say for sure is: You should show up at 10:30 am to watch/run the whole day!
Did somebody say prizes?
Still a kid, huh! Good news. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each event. Good prizes. There will also be a raffle after all events of the meet are finished. All prizes provided by our sponsors, listed below!
How do I get to McCarren?
Take the L train to Lorimer, then walk north on Lorimer or Union for 7 blocks to track; or take the G to Nassau, and walk 1 block south on Lorimer to the track.
I have questions.
Please feel free to contact email@example.com with any questions.
Free goodwill towards helping your fellow runners by volunteering at The McCarren Park Track Classic! Warm your heart during this cold winter by helping out.
We need approximately 20 volunteers for Registration, Timing, Set-up, Clean-Up, Sponsorship, and Marketing Roles.
Sign up to volunteer here.
Email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our sponsors for their generous donations & support:
|Go Go Squeez||Urban Rustic||Harmless Harvest|
|ENLIGHTED Ice Cream||Brooklyn Winery||Greenhook Ginsmiths|
|Manhattan Beer Distributors||Two Jakes Furniture||Bisley Office Furniture|
Participants will receive:
Peter Pan is providing Donuts and Bagels.
ENLIGHTED Ice Cream will be giving out free ice cream.
Greenhook Ginsmiths is providing heat winners with Bottles.
Manhattan Beer Distributors will have someone from Coors Light and Blue Moon welcoming runners at the after party at Alligator Lounge.
With raffle prizes from:
Brooklyn Winery is providing a $50 gift certificate for raffle.
Introducing the NBR McCarren Park Track Classic TRIVIA CHALLENGE
Every day until our McCarren Park Track Meet on Saturday, March 9, we’ll post a track-related trivia question here.
NEW: Instead of the first person to answer being the winner, we will collect all correct responses and put them in a hat and draw a winner each day. This is better! And more fair!
Some days there will be two prizes, like Daily Double in Jeopardy. But you won’t know which days are double-prizers because it’s at the whim of the Trivia Masters so you’ll just have to play every day to see. Or bribe the Trivia Masters with very expensive running gear.
Anyone can participate – any team, any club, any age – but you have to be registered for the meet to claim your prize, so register today if you haven’t already!
In addition to good running stuff, prizes may or may not involve homemade baked goods crafted by NBR’s finest. Such items may or may not involve pies and/or Grandma’s recipe cookies. But this is all conjecture.
Email answers to email@example.com, and be sure to include your name. One entry per person per day. We’ll let you win three times but after that you have to stop being so smart and such a hog.
Put your thinking beanies on! We look forward to seeing you at the meet on March 9!
Track Trivia Challenge for MEET DAY, Mar. 9
I guess we can have one last question. How amazing is today’s McCarren Park Classic going to be? Scale of one to one million, one million being the most amazingest.
Email answers to firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to include your name. See you at the meet!
The answer to yesterday’s challenge (How old is Haile Gebrselassie?) is … well … all signs point to 39, but does anyone really know the truth, the real truth? We’ll take 39. Congratulations to Darleen Jobson-Larkin, our final track trivia challenge winner!
Thank you to everyone for participating, and thank you especially to Coach James Chu, Brian Calavan, and Ben Nilsestuen, your trivia question creation team. Their deep track knowledge was this trivia challenge’s boon. Thank you also to Sayo Yamagata and Emma Raub, your prize creation team. Their culinary skills are this trivia game’s gain. Thanks for all their work and time!
Here’s the winners’ roll call:
Question #1: Russell Scott
Question #2: Hershy Mandel
Question #3: Russell Scott
Question #4: Russell Scott
Question #5: Ken Allen
Question #6: Jose LaSalle
Question #7: Johnny Vega
Question #8: Johnny Vega
Question #9: Gizette Perez
Question #10: Chris Wong
Question #11: Evan Schnittman
Question #12: Robin Kutner
Question #13: Lars Roe
Question #14: Patrick Walsh
Question #15: Robin Kutner
Question #16: Logan Yu
Question #17: David Greenberg
Question #18: Darleen Jobson-Larkin
Second Annual NBR McCarren Park Track Classic
Register Now at NYCRUNS.com
Online Registration closes Friday at Noon, March 8th. Sign-Up Now!
There will be limited race day registrations at $15.
“Future Stars 200m Dash” registration is race day only.
(Price is same as pre-registration.)
After You Register:
Submit your Relay Teams
- To help organize our relays, please list your relay teams on this spreadsheet.
- There are separate tabs for the DMR and 4×400.
- There is a tab for anyone looking to join a team or complete a team.
- Leave your information in the last tab and coordinate between yourselves to form teams.
We look forward to seeing all of you at the meet!
Donate your lightly used running equipment
We are holding a running clothing and running shoe drive for a local GED Plus Program. Please bring your lightly used running equipment to the track meet for donation. Please do not use this as a way to get ride of your old running cloths and shoes that you have absolutely destroyed or that have gone beyond their useful life. Your donations are very much appreciated.
Please locate the GED Plus Donation Bin near the Registration Table.
We are pleased to announce The 2nd Annual McCarren Park Track Classic After Party!!
No need to head home after the meet, just head on over to Alligator Lounge where they will be ready and waiting for us with the pizza oven blazing and cold beer on tap. Bring your appetite because one of the reasons Alligator is Amazing is you get a FREE pizza ticket with every drink purchase. Pizza eating contest anyone?! I’m only half kidding.
This after event is open to anyone and everyone, so bring your friends, family, and other people that came out to support the meet that our team worked so hard to put on!
March 9th, Saturday
3:00 PM – ???
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