Pre Jamboree Update 11-19-12

This is an update prior to the NYRR Fall Youth Jamboree on Sunday at the New Balance Armory (216 Fort Washington Ave., btw 168th & 169th St.). Link: Fall-Youth-Jamboree. For those that have never attended a NYRR Jamboree event, they are fun, energetic, crowded, and at times chaotic. The best way to prepare is to get plenty of rest beforehand, arrive early, and bring snacks and light meals for both you and your children (fruit, bagels, sandwiches, pretzels, water bottles, nothing too messy). Also, there will be a lot of waiting in between events, so come equipped with some form of entertainment for both children and adults (books, magazines, newspapers, video games, etc.).

The Elementary Events take place between 9:00 am and 1:40 pm. Each athlete can participate in only two events: 55 meter, 200 meter, Long Jump, or 200-meter Relay. Please use this link to access the Instructions, Schedule of Events and Individual Race Assignments.

T-Shirts: We will once again have available for purchase our Five Points Runners T-Shirts. Shirts are blue with our gold/yellow logo and are a tech material (not cotton). They are $15 for children and $20 for adults.

Meeting Time & Location: Five Points Runners meet in the 4th floor bleacher section at the New Balance Armory (216 Fort Washington Ave., btw 168th & 169th St.). between 8:00 am and 8:15 am. We will text or phone our exact bleacher location the morning of the event. Once assembled we will:
* pick up our credentials
* stretch and do early warm up on the track
* introduce race buddies
* review race, hydration, and safety procedures
Note: race stickers will be attached prior to the event

Track: A link to a map of the track is provided. Please note that it is a 200 meter banked track which means that on the turns the outer track is higher than the inner lanes of the track. Link to the New Balance Armory.

Running Buddies: Only athletes will be allowed in the clerking area, coaches and parents are not permitted. To ensure the safety of our runners and ensure that they reach their assigned locations Niels Vanderloo and Olivia Wiltshire will serve as running buddies.

Jamboree T-Shirt Distribution: Only participating children should go to the designated t-shirt area on the third and fourth floors to individually pick up their free t-shirt. They will receive a hand stamp at the t-shirt area confirming they have received one. T-shirt distribution will commence at 9:00am and if there is a long line for t-shirts, children can return later. Adults are not allowed to pick up t-shirts for the participants. Should they run out of t-shirts before the end of the event, a “rain check” form will be issue for completion to receive t-shirts in the mail at a later date.

Contact Information: Lydia will (sadly!) not be in attendance, due to a prior commitment. But she will be cheering on the runners in spirit! Please contact: John Wiltshire (917) 747-7490

Ensure that our runners get a good night’s rest and hydrate well the day before. See you Sunday. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email.