38th Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic

Full Information Bulletin

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Location: Swangard Stadium, Burnaby BC

Gates Open: 9:00am Preliminary Events start 10:30am Meet start 1:00pm

The Harry Jerome International Track Classic is Canada's longest-running track and field event. In its 37-year history, world and Olympic champions, world record holders, Canadian stars and young hopefuls have thrilled spectators, achieved personal bests and, thanks to the vision and dedication of the Achilles International Track and Field Society, continued in their quest to become Faster, Higher and Stronger.

The Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic is hosted by the Achilles International Track & Field Society, a non-profit society registered in British Columbia. Net proceeds from this event support track and field competition in BC.


100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 110m hurdles, high jump, long jump, javelin, shot put, *hammer, Junior Development 4x100m, Special Olympics 100m, Para Athletics events


100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m Steeplechase,100m hurdles, high jump, long jump, javelin, *hammer, Junior development 4x100m, Special Olympics 100m, Para Athletics events

Separate High School Sections 100m, 400m, 800m, 4x100 and 4x400m

Important Note:

Organizers reserve the right to modify the event list.

*hammer competition on Friday, May 29 site to be determined

World Championship/Olympic Games athletes may have entry fee waived by

contacting Marek Jedrzejek:  marekwjedrzejek@gmail.com

Entry Fees: $30 per person per event; $60 per relay team for all events

Entries open March 1, 2020 and close midnight May 20, 2020.  

To enter go to:  www.trackiereg.com/JeromeTrackClassic

BC Athletics Membership Requirements:

All participants in the meet must hold a 2020 BC Athletics or equivalent membership in order to take part in the meet. More BC Athletics information at: http://www.bcathletics.org/main/index.htm

Eligible memberships are:

  • 2020 Competitive BC Athletics membership
  • 2020 Competitive membership with another province or IAAF Federation
  • 2020 Team Roster membership with a 2020 BC Athletics affiliated Post-Secondary Club
  • 2019/2020 BC Athletics School Club (Elementary through High School) membership

Elementary through High School aged athletes who are not with a 2019/2020 BC Athletics School Club are permitted to take out a $3.00 Day of Event membership in order to participate in the meet.  

Note: Day of Event memberships are not permitted for any other age group.

RESULTS FROM 2019 Jerome Classic HERE


PRIZING: To be determined by IAAF world ranking of entries in each event


Friday, May 29: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Richmond Meet Hotel (Meet Central)

Richmond, BC

Meet Mgt Committee; Invitations Chair; Announcing; NACAC/IAAF Rep; Coaches;

Refreshment served from 5:30pm

Schedule of Events | Le Programme

Friday, May 29, 2020 *hammer competition on site to be determined

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Pre Programme Schedule of Events


800m and 1500m Open, U23, U16 and Masters for men and women-sections

1:00 Meet Start | Début de la Rencontre

1:00 Javelin | Javelot Men/Hommes

1:08 High Jump | Saut en Hauteur Women/Femmes

1:10 1500m National Women/Femmes

1:15 Long Jump | Saut enLongueur Men/Hommes

1:18 1500m National Men/Hommes

1:27 800m National Women/Femmes

1:33 800m National Men/Hommes

1:40 4x100m Relay | Relais Girls/Filles 2009 & younger

1:43 Shot Put Paralympic | Lancerdu Poids Paralympique

1:45 4x100m Relay | RelaisBoys/Garcons 2009 & younger

1:50 4 X 100mRelay | Relais Girls/Filles 2007 & younger

1:55 4 X 100m Relay | RelaisBoys/Garcons 2007 & younger

2:02 3000m Men/Hommes

2:15 Opening Ceremonies |Ceremonies d’Ouverture

2:45 High Jump | Saut en Hauteur Men/Hommes

2:46 100m Special Olympics | Olympiques Spéciaux Women/Femmes

2:47 Javelin | Javelot Women/Femmes

2:50 100m Special Olympics |Olympiques Spéciaux Men/Hommes

2:54 100m Paralympic |Paralympique W/F & M/H

3:00 200m Women/Femmes

3:04 200m Men/Hommes

3:10 1500m Women/Femmes

3:14 Long Jump | Saut en Longueur Women/Femmes

3:16 1500m Men/Hommes

3:20 400m High School Women/Femmes

3:25 400m Women/Femmes

3:30 400m High School Men/Hommes

3:34 400m Men/Hommes

3:42 100m Hurdles | Haies Women/Femmes

3:47 110m Hurdles| Haies Men/Hommes

3:49 3000m Steeplechase | Steeple Women/Femmes

4:02 800m High School Men/Hommes

4:07 800m Men/Hommes

4:12 800m High School Women/Femmes

4:17 800m Women/Femmes

4:22 100m High School Women/Femmes

4:28 100m Women/Femmes

4:32 100m High School Men/Hommes

4:36 100m Men/Hommes

4:40 4x400m Relay High School Women/ Femmes

4:46 4x400m High School Men/Hommes

4:50 4x100m Relay High School Women/ Femmes

4:55 4x100m High School Men/Hommes

5:00 Meet Close | Fermeture de la Rencontre


Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel,

7551 Westminster Highway,

Richmond, BC V6X 1A3

Phone +1 604-273-7878

Reservation https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yvrvs-sheraton-vancouver-airport-hotel/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2

Map here https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sheraton+Vancouver+Airport+Hotel/@49.1706742,-123.1444377,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x54860accf4ff91a5:0x490b7f4e91d53016!8m2!3d49.1706707!4d-123.142249

THE HOTEL OFFERS shuttle service from Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Airport shuttle service, scheduled, complimentary 24 Hours, 7 days a week

Shuttle Phone: +1 604 273-7878

Contact: Dennis Hoy - Phone: 604-764-2033

Meet hotel is located near Richmond Centre Mall - Complimentary shuttle service to and from Vancouver International Airport and the hotel

Hotel is the official meet hotel, meet central, athlete massage and technical meeting

Sunday, May 31 Scheduled Hotel Courtesy Shuttle to/from Vancouver Airport


Accents Inn Burnaby To book, contact Donna Price at dprice@accentinns.com / 604.231.3203

Delta Hotels by Marriott, Burnaby To book, contact Stephanie Boyd Stephanie.boyd@marriott.com / 289.565.5169

Element Vancouver Metrotown To book, please contact Chalsie Donnery at cdonnery@elementmetrotown.com / 604.558.5523


Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

Contact: Vincent Doyle

Phone: 778-889-2910

E-mail: vincent.doyle66@gmail.com

Hours of Operation:

Thursday May 28: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm (Meet Central room)

Friday, May 29: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (Meet Central room)

Saturday, May 30: 9:00 am to 11:00 am (Meet Central room)

12:00 pm onward (On-site at Stadium*)

Meet Central Additional Details:

Athlete Massage: Thursday, May 29: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

(Sign-up available at Meet Central Hotel)

Athlete Package: Available for pick up during Meet Central hours or at track

(Athlete access and bib pickup, Stadium - North West Gate)

Internet access at Meet Central

Other: Transportation, Technical Meeting, wrap party, other meets, etc.,

Wrap Party: Ballroom: Saturday, May 30 – entry by ticket – Open for refreshments and dinner at 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Sunday, May 31 Scheduled Hotel Courtesy Shuttle to/from Vancouver Airport

NEW – Athletes will wear Front and Back Bibs


Athletes will receive their meet packages at the Meet Central or at the Swangard Stadium in Burnaby. This year, athletes will be supplied with two bibs with their names and are asked to attach these to the front and back of their singlets. The exception will be the high jump. where bib can be used on front. Hip numbers will be assigned and distributed at the line start of each track event and must be affixed to both right and left sides of all athletes.


Runners can use Central Park trails and stadium back stretch of track to warm-up prior to their event. After marshalling athletes, will be escorted onto the track and allowed to set their blocks and to do a quick stride. For field event athletes there will be official warm-ups prior to the competition.


Marshalling will take place at the start location for each event 20 to 30 minutes before the posted start time.  Runners can use Central Park trails and back stretch of the track to warm up prior to their event. Once marshalling for an event is complete track athletes will be allowed to set their blocks and to do a quick stride – for field event athletes, there will be official warm ups prior to the start of the competition. Athletes will be required to assemble for the official introductions prior to the start of the event.



Saturday, May 30th– Bus Shuttle to/from Swangard Stadium

10:45 am & 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm: depart Richmond hotel for Burnaby stadium

Buses are 56 capacity

4:30 pm & 5:30 pm: depart from stadium for Richmond hotel


Will be available at both the Meet Central and Swangard Stadium. Schedules will be posted at the Meet Central room.

Tickets sales will begin on March 25. Stay tuned!