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Athletes Confirmation List: Here

Meet Records: Here

Technical Meeting

Via Zoom Thursday July 13 at 7:30 PM

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Agenda: Here

About the meet:

The 40th edition of the Harry Jerome Track Classic will take place on Friday July 14, 2023 at the Township of Langley's McLeod Athletic Park

The Harry Jerome Track Classic is Canada's longest-running track and field event. In its 39-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 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.

This year’s event will be a part of Athletics Canada’s National Track and Field Tour, a series of ten high-performance track and field meets scheduled for the 2023 outdoor season. The Tour will look to build off the success of the 2021 Tokyo Qualifying Series, which helped provide important competitive opportunities to our Canadian Athletes during the pandemic. It will provide meaningful competition opportunities for athletes at home, to host events whereby Canadian athletes can earn valuable World Ranking points, and to help develop athletes for future National Team representation.

The meet will also be a Bronze level feature on the World Athletics Continental Tour. This means that select events will receive C level Placing Points towards athletes' world rankings.

Registration is now closed

Field Sizes

The maximum size of fields for each event group (inclusive of pacemakers) is as follows:

Event Group Maximum # of Athletes
Sprints and Hurdles 8
800m 11
1500m 13
3000m / 5000m 15
3000m Steeplechase 16
Vertical Jumps 12
Other Field Events 8 +2 additional Canadian athletes

Entry Standards 

Female 5000m: 16:30

Female 3000m Steeplechase: 10:40

Standards must have been obtained in 2022 or 2023

Other events will not have firm entry standards.

100m, 800m and 1500m (and possibly 400m) heats will keep getting added to accommodate all athletes 750 results score points and higher. Remaining lanes will be filled by any interested athletes.

Confirmation Timeline

The confirmation process has been developed with an aim to balance the following competing objectives:

  • Giving athletes who express interest early ample notice so they can make appropriate travel or contingency plans
  • Fostering the most competitive fields possible by keeping the door open for late entries as our meet does fall in the last chance window of World Championships qualification.

Given the above, there will be three waves of confirmations for the top heats of track events, and the sole flight we will hold for field events

  1. Early Wave May 14 - we will confirm up to 50% of each field with athletes who have 1050 points or more.
  2. Main Wave June 14 - we will confirm up to 75% of each field with athletes who have 1000 points or more.
  3. Final Wave July 10 - we will confirm 100% of each field and publish heat sheets.

Event Tiers & Financial Support

There will be three different event tiers at the meet this year:

Tier National International Premium
WA Placing Points F C C
1st Place Prize $USD $0 $150 $750
2nd Place Prize $USD $0 $100 $450
3rd Place Prize $USD $0 $50 $250
Travel Stipend $150 USD / $200 CAD N/A 1120-1139 points 1100-1119 points
Meet Hotel (pending availability) N/A 1140-1159 points 1120-1139 points
Flight / Gas Reimbursement N/A 1160-1179 points 1140-1159 points
$50 CAD Per Diem (max 3 days) N/A 1180+ points 1160+ points

* Points = WA Results Score points (not inclusive of placing points) from 2023 Seasonal Best performances in the competition or WA designated similar event.

  • 2022 Seasonal Best Results scores may be used to determine financial support for those athletes expressing interest before May 14, 2023 if they prove fitness in 2023 by obtaining a results score within 40 points of their 2022 SB before May 14, 2023.
  • Only performances on an athlete's WorldAthletics.org profiles will be considered.
  • Indoor performances for events 800m and longer will be scored using outdoor points. E.g. female 800m indoors of 2:02.00 = 1153 indoor points, but we would count it as 1127 points).
  • Wind aided performances will use the wind-aided results score as calculated on the athlete's worldathletics.org profile.
  • Heat/flight seeding and financial support for athletes seeking to compete in an event for which they do not have a 2023 or 2022 seasonal best will be at the discretion of the Meet Director and subject to a 20+ point handicap. (e.g. 3000mSC athlete looking to run 1500m).
  • Financial support for athletes ranked outside the top 6 in their event will be subject to available funds and hotel rooms.
  • If an athlete competes in more than one event, they will only receive financial support for one event (whichever is most favourable for them).

**Canadian CAPP athletes will receive, at a minimum, receive meet hotel.

***In lieu of requiring travel support, local athletes (residing in the Lower Mainland) with 1100-1139 points will receive $200 CAD stipend and those with 1140+ points will receive a $500 CAD stipend.

Live Results

Live Results will be posted on Athletic Live.

Link to be posted closer to the meet

Past Results

Results from 2022 Harry Jerome Track Classic

Results from 2021 Harry Jerome Track Classic (note entries were limited to BC residents in 2021 due to COVID)

Results from 2019 Harry Jerome Track Classic

Live Stream

The 2023 Harry Jerome Track Classic will be broadcast live from Vancouver, BC, Canada on Friday, July 14. The AthleticsCanada.tv broadcast and on demand videos will only be available for AthleticsCanada.tv +PLUS subscribers. Subscribe here.

The broadcast will begin at 3:50pm PT / 6:50pm ET. Subject to change.

The broadcast will be focused on track events. Field events will be shown as the schedule allows but will not be shown in place of running events.  Due to the discus and hammer being at a different location, there will be no coverage of those two events.

The AthleticsCanada.tv broadcast and on-demand videos will only be available for AthleticsCanada +PLUS subscribers. Subscribe here. Watch on demand videos here.

Travel Info

Meet Hotel

There will not be 1 official meet hotel this year. Athletes receiving financial support will be stay at one of the following three venues:

Sandman Langley - 8855 202 St., Langley Twp, BC V1M 2N9

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Langley - 8750 204 St, Langley Twp, BC V1M 2Y5

Trinity Western University (Skidmore Hall and Robson Hall) - 22500 University Dr, Langley Twp, BC V2Y 1Y1

Shuttle bus will pick up and drop off at the parking lot east of Starbucks & the Robert Kuhn Building here: https://goo.gl/maps/WP2LGP3t9EmvVbTD6

Athletes who are not, or may not, receive financial support to attend the meet are encouraged to book accommodations as soon as possible as there are several other sporting events (plus general summer tourism) in Langley that weekend)

Track Training Times

McLeod Athletic Park will be open for training during the following times

Wednesday July 12 from 5 PM to 9 PM

Thursday July 13 from 2 PM to 8 PM

Ground Transportation

Track Shuttle

Shuttle service will be provided from the meet hotels (listed above) to and from the track on Wednesday June 12 and Thursday June 13 for pre-comp workouts as well as Friday June 14 for the meet itself.

The bus will loop back and forth between the 3 hotels and the track.

For those staying at the TWU Dorms, the shuttle bus will pick up and drop off at the parking lot east of Starbucks & the Robert Kuhn Building here: https://goo.gl/maps/WP2LGP3t9EmvVbTD6

Shuttle Bus Schedule click here

Airport Transfers

YVR (Vancouver International Airport) in Richmond

Arrivals - Athletes receiving financial support to attend the meet, will be grouped with other athletes arriving around similar times and placed into taxis to be taken to the meet hotels.

Departures - a bus will depart the meet hotels on the morning of Saturday July 15 to take athletes back to YVR. Time to be determined once more data has been collected on common flight departure times.

YXX (Abbotsford International Airport) in Abbotsford

Arrivals - to be determined once more data is collected on the number of athletes looking to travel via YXX.

Departures - a bus will depart the meet hotels on the morning of Saturday July 15 to take athletes back to YXX. Time to be determined once more data has been collected on common flight departure times.

Victoria International Track Classic

For athletes are competing at the Victoria International Track Classic on Sunday July 16, a separate coach bus will leave the meet hotels on Saturday morning and take athletes to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal to travel via BC Ferries to Victoria, where they will then be transported to the University of Victoria accommodations.

A seat on the bus must be requested and approved in advance by Keith Butler and Ulla Hansen.


Reach out to nigel@thunderbirdstrack.org with any questions