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 Tour is scheduled to begin on May 14, and is expected to run until the 2022 World Athletics Championship in Oregon in mid-July.
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.
For those interested in competing, please complete the National Track & Field Tour's expression of interest form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdoVA__00-1OUUDPp9Z2OemwzurHXwWapCvQrcRfHUd4beFrw/viewform
Note that for the Harry Jerome, as long as you enter your World Athletics profile url in the form, you do not need to update us with any new seasonal bests as we automatically receive updates from World Athletics. Other National Track and Field Tour meets may require you to update them with new seasonal bests
Register for the meet on Trackie: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event/harry-jerome-track-classic/486323/#.ZFrfi3bMKUk
Early Bird deadline $35: Wednesday June 14, 2023 11:59PM Pacific Daylight Time
Regular deadline $40: Friday June 30, 2023 11:59PM Pacific Daylight Time
Late Entry deadline $50 (subject to availability): Sunday July 9, 2023 11:59PM Pacific Daylight Time
Additional events are $20 for Early Bird and Regular deadlines, and $35 for Late Entry deadline.
Entries on Trackie can be edited after submission. Please keep all travel details up to date so that we can plan ground transportation accordingly.
The maximum size of fields for each event group (inclusive of pacemakers) is as follows:
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.
The confirmation process has been developed with an aim to balance the following competing objectives:
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
Early Bird Tickets avaialble here till June 23, 2023
See the most recent schedule and event list here.
Event list is in the second tab found in the bottom left-hand corner.
* subject to change
There will be three different event tiers at the meet this year:
* Points = WA Results Score points (not inclusive of placing points) from 2023 Seasonal Best performances in the competition or WA designated similar event.
**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.
To be posted in early July
Live Results will be posted on Athletic Live.
Link to be posted closer to the meet
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
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.
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
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)
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.
Shuttle times to be determined.
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.
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.
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.
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