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FINAL INSTRUCTIONS

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 Street, Roxbury/Boston.

Friday March 24 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. pentathlon only
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. all other
Saturday March 25 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday March 26 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Competitor Number

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 age-group.

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.

Admission Tickets

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 and under.

Time Schedule

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..

Competition Order

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 final.

Declarations

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 clerking area.

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 Lewis

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.

Warm-ups

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 gym!

Spikes

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.

Implements

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 poles.

Weigh-in

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.

Starting Heights

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 competition.

Heat Sheets

Heat sheets will be posted at the RLTAC Gymnasium, beginning on Friday, March 24.

Results

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

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.

Awards

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.

Records

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 line.

Timing

Fully automatic timing will be provided by Lancer Timing, using FinishLynx.

Medical

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.

Meet Program

All competitors will receive a complimentary Meet Program in their meet packet at number pick-up. Additional Programs will be for sale at $2 each.

Airport Transportation

  • 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 approximately $20.

Shuttle Service to the Reggie Lewis Facility

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 p.m.

Public Transportation to the Reggie Lewis Facility

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 Headquarters).

Driving Directions to the Reggie Lewis Facility

From points North and South of Boston:
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 your right.
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

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 recommended.

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 the RLTAC.

Athlete Information

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 further information.

Additional information and announcements will be posted at the check-in area and the results area.



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