2021 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic

39th Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic

Saturday, June 12, 2021

The Harry Jerome International Track Classic is Canada's longest-running track and field event. In its 38-year history, world and Olympic champions, world recordholders, 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.

The Athletics Canada Tokyo Qualifier Series will offer high-level competitive opportunities on home soil for high performance athletes and Olympic/Paralympic hopefuls. Prize money will be available to the top-placing individuals at most meets, in addition to travel and Integrated Support Team support. The nine meets, which will take place in four provinces and in 10 cities across the country, will offer athletes the opportunity to achieve the Olympic or Paralympic qualification standard and to gain valuable world rankings points.

Meet Locations:

Swangard Stadium

3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby, BC V5G 4H7

Hillside Stadium

944 Dalhousie Dr, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N6

Schedule

For the latest version of the schedule, please see the 2nd tab of the live entries link:

  • Track events (sprints, hurdles, distance), Jumps (high, long, triple jumps, pole vault), and Javelin - Swangard Stadium, Burnaby
  • Circle throws (shot put, discus, hammer) - Hillside Stadium, Kamloops

NOTE: We will no longer be using UBC as a venue. Jumps and javelin will be held at Swangard Stadium.

Men’s Events

100m, 400m, 1500m, 5000m, 3000m Steeplechase, high jump, triple jump, pole vault, javelin, shot put, hammer, (Para athletes will be integrated into able body events)

Women's Events

200m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles, 3000m Steeplechase, high jump, pole vault, javelin, discus, (Para athletes will be integrated into able body events)

Important Note: Organizers reserve the right to modify the event list.

Athlete Expression of Interest Form

Prospective pacemakers, please contact Marek Jedrzejek:  marekwjedrzejek@gmail.com

Live List of Entries

Athletes who have not yet confirmed, please submit the confirmation form above.

Live Stream

The event will be broadcasted on AthleticsCanada.tv. More information to come.

Live results can be found here.

(Throw results)

BC Athletics Membership Requirements

All participants in the meet must hold a 2021 BC Athletics or equivalent membership in order to take part in the meet. More BC Athletics information.

Eligible memberships are:

  • 2021 Competitive BC Athletics membership
  • 2021 Competitive membership with another province or World Athletics Federation
  • 2021 Team Roster membership with a 2021 BC Athletics affiliated Post-Secondary Club

Results from 2019 Harry Jerome Classic

Prizing

There will be two layers of prizing.

Placing Prizes

Awarded only if there are enough participants with seasonal bests (dating back to January 1, 2019) over 1000World Athletics Results Points. Placing prizes not awarded to last place. 

E.g. in men's 1500m, there are 3athletes entered with personal bests above 1000 points. Only 1st and 2ndplace will be awarded a placing prize. 

E.g. in the men's High Jump, there are 4 athletes entered with personal bests above 1000 points. 1st, 2nd and3rd will be awarded a placing prize

  • 1st $300
  • 2nd $200
  • 3rd $100

WA Points Prizes

Point levels and amounts are tentatively set and meet management reserves the right to change them.

Thresholds are based on the performance achieved at the 2021 Harry Jerome. Only results score points count towards prizing.

All athletes in an event that achieve the points threshold will be awarded. (E.g. 5 athletes in one event could receive a Points Prize)

  • 1160 points = $1500
  • 1140 points = $750
  • 1120 points = $400
  • 1100 points = $100

Technical Meeting

Friday, June 11: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm via Zoom

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Meet Hotel 

As of May 12, 2021 only-BC based athletes on a high performance list are eligible to compete in their home region (Lower Mainland, Interior BC, Vancouver Island). Should these restrictions change, enabling athletes to travel into region, the following travel-related information will apply:

Due to COVID-19, there will not be an official 2021 Meet Hotel, nor will any ground transportation be provided.

Athletes attending from out of town will be provided with a travel stipend based on their geography and performance tier. Performance tier will be determined by the World Athletics Results Score (not performance score) from a performance in their event no earlier than January 1, 2019.

Athletes will be responsible for booking their own travel arrangements, including local ground transportation.

Eligible nationally carded athletes travelling from another region in BC can contact Nigel for more details.

However, the following hotels have offered discounted rates for Harry Jerome competitors:

Hilton Vancouver Metrotown

6083 McKay Avenue Burnaby (6 minutes drive or 20 minutes walk)

604-438-200

June 10-13 rates from $129.00

Book here

Special rate reservation deadline: May 27

Hotel amenities include:

  • Grab-and-Go Breakfast
  • Complementary basic wifi
  • Complementary overnight parking
  • Local and tool free calls
  • Mini refrigerator

Marriott Athletic VIP Card Program

Valid at participating properties throughout Canada and the United States – including 3 in Richmond (near airport), 2 in Burnaby (near Swangard Stadium) and 8 downtown Vancouver

Register here

Membership entitles you/the registrant to the benefit of up to a 25% discount off the regular room rate at participating properties. Here are the “rate rules:”

  • Available to the athletic staff of amateur, collegiate and professional teams for their front office personnel, coaches, referees and scouts.
  • Membership is administered and issued from the Sports Marketing Department at Marriott International, Inc. Corporate Headquarters.
  • Marriott Athletic VIP card must be presented at check-in.
  • Marriott Athletic VIP cards are valid for one full year and memberships are not automatically renewed or reissued.
  • If your card expires or has been misplaced, please resubmit your registration to continue enjoying all the benefits this program offers.
  • Card is non-transferable.
  • This discount program does not apply to groups.
  • Limit of one room per card holder per stay.

COVID Protocols &Facility Access

Check-in/Registration

  • Only the SE gate (by the 300m/1500m mark) will be open. Everyone must check in here.
  • No lanyards or physical accreditation will be provided.

Your name must be on the approved list as a:

  • Athlete competing(scratched athletes not allowed)
  • Coach (see below)
  • Official
  • Approved member of the media
  • Meet management(including doping control, film crew, paramedic, etc)
  • No spectators will be permitted inside the stadium.
  • Everyone will be asked to compete a verbal COVID-19 symptom screening questionnaire at check-in.

Athletes will have specific entry and exit times into the facility:

  • Jumpers (high jump and pole vault) and sprinters will be admitted 60 minutes prior to the start of their race.
  • Javelin throwers will be admitted 90minutes before the start of their competition so that they can complete implement weigh ins.
  • Endurance athletes (800m & up including racewalk) will be admitted into the stadium 30 minutes prior to the start of their race.
  • All athletes must exit within 15 minutes after the completion of their event. EXCEPT those athletes selected for Doping Control.

Implement & Shoe Check

  • NEW this year, upon check-in to the stadium, ALL athletes must have their competition shoes inspected & measured by officials to ensure compliance with World Athletics regulations.
  • See the World Athletics’ shoe compliance list.
  • Javelin throwers will proceed to the javelin runway for implement weigh-ins.

Coaching access

  • Athletes will be permitted to have up to one coach allowed inside the stadium.
  • If two or more athletes share the same coach, only that one coach will be allowed inside.
  • Coaches will only be permitted inside the stadium for the warm up and event itself.
  • Unless they have another athlete warming up or competing at that time, they must exit the stadium promptly.
  • If another athlete of theirs competes later in the meet, the coach must leave and re-enter when the next athlete’s in-stadium warm up begins.

Media Zone

  • Members of the media who have received approval from Meet Management (Brian Pound for journalists, and Brian Cliff for photographers) will be permitted to check-in at the SE gate and proceed directly to the media zone (paved section SW of finish line, and grandstands). Do not pass GO, do not collect $200 😉
  • We can only allot for2 photographers on the track/field in our COVID-19 safety plan, and therefore all other photographers will have to take photos from the media zone(grandstands and paved area behind finish line).

Washroom Access

  • Before and after being admitted to the stadium, athletes can use the park washroom at the north-east corner of the east parking lot (along backstretch).
  • While inside the stadium, athletes, coaches, officials and core-zone meet management can use the washrooms inside the tunnel (accessed halfway down the homestretch)
  • Those in the media area can use the concourse washrooms.

Social Distancing & Masks

  • 2m of physical distance must be maintained between all competitors, coaches, officials and meet management before and after competitions.
  • All non-athletes must wear a mask at all times when inside the stadium (both indoors and outdoors).
  • Athletes must wear a mask when they are not actively warming up, competing or cooling down.
  • If anyone is found to be violating the above policies, they may be asked to leave.

Marshalling

  • Track athletes should check in with the starter’s assistant at the start line of their race 10 minutes prior to the start.
  • Athletes must be at the start line ready to compete 3 minutes prior to the start of their race for introductions.

Physical Therapy

Onsight physical therapy will not be provided this year.