Listed below is additional information regarding
the Meet and related functions.
Number and Packet Pick-up
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center (RLTAC),
Gymnasium adjacent to the track 1350 Tremont
||8:30 - 10:00
a.m. pentathlon only
|2:00 p.m. -
5:00 p.m. all other
||8:00 a.m. -
||8:00 a.m. -
Your competitor number must be worn during all
competition and will serve as your entry pass into
the RLTAC and into the competition areas. In
addition, all track athletes will be required to
wear a bib number on their back indicating their
USA Track & Field Membership
All participants are required to have a 2000
USATF membership number. Numbers are valid from
November 1, 1999 through December 31, 2000 and may
be obtained in the registration area (Gymnasium at
RLTAC) for $15.00.
Spectators may purchase tickets for $5 each, at
either the main entrance of the facility. Two
complimentary passes for your use are enclosed with
this brochure. There is no fee for children age 14
The final time schedule will not vary
significantly from the published schedule. Any
changes in the event schedule will be announced
during the competition. Please review the time
schedule elsewhere on this web page. The
Championships will not be delayed for any
reason. Note that the Pentathlon start has been
changed to 10:00 a.m..
Women's competition will be held first, followed
by the men, except where noted, oldest to youngest
age-groups. Age groups may be combined to fill
sections. Preliminary rounds of the 60 meters, 60
meter hurdles and 200 meters will not be run if the
number of entrants in a specific age-group is eight
or less; in such a case the event will be run as
a final at the time designated for the
All athletes are asked to make any scratches in
any event upon check-in at the RLTAC. Clerking for
track events begins one hour prior to the
listed start time for each event. Failing to
check-in at this time may result in being scratched
from the event.
Approximately 20 minutes before their event,
athletes will be called to the clerking area at
the track for the final time. Any athlete not
reporting at this time will be scratched. Athletes
will then be escorted onto the track from the
No separate declaration is required for
field events; check-in will take place at
the appropriate jumping area or throwing circle.
Athletes must report to their respective event area
no later than 20 minutes prior to the scheduled
start of their event.
Thursday and Friday Workouts at the Reggie
Light workouts at RLTAC will be permitted
Thursday, March 23, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., and
Friday, March 24, from 1:00-3:30 p.m. (if not
interfering with pentathlon events). Present the
confirmation brochure you received in the mail to
be allowed access. Note that shuttle
transportation from the hotels to the track is
not available on Thursday. The facility
will not be available any other times; please
respect this request.
Athletes are strongly recommended to warm-up and
cool-down in the available space provided inside
the facility. This will assure that you do not miss
any important announcements, information or
clerking instructions. Please note:
spikes are not allowed inside of the warm-up
Up to 1/4" pyramid spikes are permitted in all
competition areas. All shoes will be checked.
Spikes will be for sale inside the track area.
Shot puts, starting blocks, weights,
superweights, and relay batons will be provided.
Only starting blocks provided by the facility may
be used. Pole vaulters should bring their own
All personal shot puts (soft shell variety only)
and weights ("bag" only) must be weighed in
if you want to use them. Implements public meet all
specifications to be allowed for use in the
competition. Weighed and approved implements will
be impounded until the start of the competition.
Weigh-in will begin one hour before each
competition at the throwing circle.
Minimum heights are 2'9" for the men's and
women's high jump, and approximately 5' for the
men's and women's pole-vault. Opening heights and
height progressions will be determined by the Games
Committee and will be announced at the start of the
Heat sheets will be posted at the RLTAC
Gymnasium, beginning on Friday, March 24.
Results of each heat and final will be posted in
the warm-up area at the RLTAC. Complete results
will be mailed to all competitors.
Protests must be filed in writing with the Meet
Referee within 15 minutes of the announcement of
the results. All protests must be accompanied by
$25 in cash. The money will be returned if the
protest is upheld.
The top three USA residents in each age-group in
each event final will receive Championship medals.
In addition, each event age-group champion will be
awarded a USATF champion patch (only one patch per
athlete will be awarded!). A duplicate award will
be presented to non-USA participants finishing in
the top three.
For appropriate and timely processing of record
applications, athletes obtaining a new age-group
record in an event should be prepared to submit a
copy of their birth certificate (driver's license
or similar is not acceptable). Please submit to the
"Record Processing" area adjacent to the finish
Fully automatic timing will be provided by
Lancer Timing, using FinishLynx.
Certified athletic trainers will be available
during the entire Championship.
Safety and Security
Be sure to secure all valuables in your hotel.
Do not leave valuables in your car, gym bag, or
similar. The meet organizers and the facility will
not be responsible for any losses.
Concessions and Souvenirs
Refreshments will be for sale at the facility.
Food or coolers may not be brought into the
facility at any time. Embroidery Creations,
official licensee of the meet, will be selling
souvenir T-shirts, polo-shirts, pins and other
items in the track facility.
All competitors will receive a complimentary
Meet Program in their meet packet at number
pick-up. Additional Programs will be for sale at $2
- Public Transportation from Logan
Airport. From any airport terminal take a
white-and-blue "MassPort" bus with number 22 or
33 to the "T" stop (subway). Buy a token for
$0.85, and go downstairs to the "Inbound" trains.
Take any Blue Line subway car four stops to
Government Center. Go upstairs to the Green Line
and take a westbound car lettered "B", "C" or "D"
to the Arlington Street stop. From there the
Radisson is a five minute walk. The same Green
Line to the Kenmore stop brings you a short walk
to the Howard Johnson Kenmore, and a 10-minute
walk to the Howard Johnson Fenway.
- Van/Limousine Service to the Radisson
is provided by City Transportation from the
airport for as little as $7.50 per person one way
and $13.00 round-trip. The service runs every
half hour beginning at 7:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.,
then every hour until 10:00 p.m. Shuttles are
located outside the Baggage Claim areas at bus
stops identified by blue and white bus signs (or
call 561-9000 for dispatch service).
For more information call City
Transportation/Colonial Tours, 617-567-1888.
- Taxi Service is also available for
Shuttle Service to the Reggie Lewis
Free shuttle bus service will be
provided between the Radisson Hotel Boston, both
Howard Johnsons, and the Reggie Lewis Facility.
Buses will depart approximately every 45 minutes
from the hotels and the RLTAC. Shuttle hours are
Friday, March 24, 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 2:00
p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 25, 7:30 a.m. -
8:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 26, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30
Public Transportation to the Reggie Lewis
Take the MBTA's Orange Line (subway) to the
Roxbury Crossing stop. The station is located
diagonally across from the RLTAC (which is also
diagonally across from the Boston Police
Driving Directions to the Reggie Lewis
- From points North and South of
- Follow Route 93/Southeast Expressway to Exit
18, Massachusetts Avenue/Roxbury; at the end of
the ramp follow the Mass.Ave./Roxbury sign, then
keep going straight onto Melnea Cass Boulevard.
Follow this road through six sets of lights
(after crossing Mass.Ave.), at the next light
turn left onto Tremont Street. The RLTAC is 1/4
mile on the left. Be prepared for delays due to
traffic congestion because of Boston's multi-year
"big dig" (road construction) project!
- From points West of Boston:
- Follow Route 90/Massachusetts Turnpike East
to the last exit (Route 93 South). Follow
directions as outlined above.
- From the Radisson Hotel:
- From Stuart Street turn left onto Charles,
then first left onto Columbus Avenue. At the
first lights turn left onto Arlington Street. Go
over the Mass. Turnpike then turn right onto
Tremont Street. The RLTAC will be approximately
1.6 miles on the left. To go back to the hotel
turn right onto Tremont, left onto Melnea Cass
Blvd, then right onto Columbus Ave. Bear right
after 1.3 miles onto Stuart, the hotel will be on
- From the Howard Johnson Kenmore:
- Go west on Commonwealth Avenue, at the first
opportunity make a U-turn across the trolley
tracks and reverse directions on Comm. Ave. Turn
right onto Brookline Avenue, after one mile turn
left onto Francis Street (Francis becomes
Tremont). The RLTAC will be about one mile down
on your left.
- From the Howard Johnson Fenway:
- Go west on Boylston Street, after 0.3 miles
turn left on Brookline Avenue. After 0.6 miles
turn left onto Francis Street (Francis becomes
Tremont). The RLTAC will be about one mile down
on your left.
Parking will be available adjacent to the
facility, as well as at a parking lot 1/4 mile from
the track on Tremont Street. Car pooling is
Distances Between Sites
Logan Airport is located approximately four
miles from the Radisson. The Radisson and the
Howard Johnson Hotels all are about two miles from
A meeting of USATF Masters Track & Field is
scheduled for Saturday evening, 8:00 p.m., at the
Radisson. Please check the notice boards for
Additional information and announcements will
be posted at the check-in area and the results