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2018 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic


  • Swangard Stadium 3883 Imperial Street Burnaby, BC, V5J 1A3 Canada (map)

35th Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic featuring Canada vs China Team Sprint Challenge

Tuesday, June 26 & Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Location: Swangard Stadium, Burnaby BC

Gates Open: 5:00pm Events start 6:30

On June 26 & 27, The International Sprint Teams of China and Canada will compete for the Pacific World Cup Team Challenge in the 100m, 400m, 4x100m relay and 4x400m for men and women. Other track and field events will be contested alongside of the China Canada Team Sprint Challenge

Canada’s Olympic dynamic medal-winning sprinter, Andre de Grasse will compete at The Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic. China will be led by sprinters preparing for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. This event is highly appropriate as 2018 is the official year of China Canada Tourism.

Andre De Grasse reached world prominence at the Rio Summer Olympics where he engaged in some thrilling matchups with multiple-time gold medalist Usain Bolt of Jamaica. De Grasse won a silver medal in the 200-metres and bronze in both the 100 and 400-metre relays in Rio. 

The Harry Jerome International Track Classic is Canada's longest-running track and field event. In its 35-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.

MEET INFORMATION

CHINA VS CANADA TEAM SPRINT CHALLENGE

100m, 400m, 4x100m, and 4x400m

HARRY JEROME TRACK CLASSIC EVENTS

MEN’S EVENTS

100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 110m hurdles, pole vault, high jump, long jump, javelin, Junior Development 4x100m, Special Olympics 100m, Para Athletics events

WOMEN'S EVENTS

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

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

Preliminary program for the combined Jerome Classic and China vs Canada Team Sprint Challenge

1. Tuesday June 26 Evening at Swangard Stadium

1.1 First portion: Harry Jerome Track Classic: 110m Hurdles-Men, 200m Men+Women, 400m Men+Women, 800m Men+Women, 3000m-Men, High Jump-Men, Pole Vault–Men, Long Jump-Women, Javelin-Women followed by

1.2   China Canada Team Sprint Challenge 100m, 4x400m relay Men+Women

2 .Wednesday June 27 at Swangard Stadium

2.1 First portion: Harry Jerome Track Classic: 100m Men+Women, 200m Men+Women, 400m Men+Women, 800m Men+Women, 1500m Men+Women, 100m Hurdles Women, Long Jump Men, Pole Vault–women, men, High Jump Women, Javelin Men followed by

2.2 China Canada Team Sprint Challenge, 400m Men+Women, 4x100m Men+Women

DRAFT OF SCHEDULE

2018 Jerome International Track Classic as of June 6, 2018 (subject to change)

Tuesday June 26 2018                                     

18:30   110M Hurdles                     M

18:36    3000M                              M

18:40    Long Jump                       W

18:48    800M National                  W

18:52    Pole Vault                          M

18:54    800M National                  M

19:00   800M U20 section            W

19:04   High Jump                         M

19:06   800M U20 section             M

 

19:15   Opening Ceremonies

 

19:30    100M SO                          W

19:36    100M SO                           M

19:42    200M National                 W

19:46    Javelin                              W

19:48    200M National                  M

19:54    400M National                  W

19:58    Shot Put Para                    Mixed

20:00   400M National                  M

 

20:06     JD relays #1                        W

20:10    JD relays #2                         M

20:16    4 x 100M U20                      W

20:22    4 x 100M U20                      M

 

20:32    4 x 400M CCTSC                W

20:40    4 x 400M CCTSC                M

20:48    100M CCTSC                       W

20:56    100M CCTSC                        M                                                                                                                          

 

21:15   Meet Close                            

 

JD = Junior Development     SO = Special Olympics     Para = Para Athletics

2018 Jerome International Track Classic as of June 6, 2018 (subject to change)

Wednesday June 27 2018                     

 

18:15100M Hurdles            W

18:21  1500M Para               Mixed

18:34100M                          W

18:40100M                          M

18:46Long Jump                  M

18:48400M                          W

18:52High Jump                  W

18:54400M                          M

18:58Javelin                         M mixed ages

19:00800M                          W

19:04Pole Vault                   W

19:06800M                          M

 

19:15 – 19:30 Welcome to Swangard

 

19:301500M                        W

19:381500M                        M

19:46100M Para                 W

19:52100M Para                 M

19:58200M                          W

20:06200M                          M

 

 

20:14JD relays #3               W

20:18  JD relays #4               W

20:22  JD relays #5               M

20:26JD relays #6               M

 

20:36400M CCTSC              W

20:44400M CCTSC              M

20:524 x 100M CCTSC        W

21:004 x 100M CCTSC        M

 

21:20 Meet Close

JD = Junior Development     SO = Special Olympics     Para = Para Athletics

 

ATHLETE ACCREDITATION

Athletes will receive their meet packages at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown (Meet Central) or at the Swangard Stadium in Burnaby. This year, athletes will be supplied with one bib with their names and are asked to attach these to the front of their singlets. The exception will be the pole vault where bib can be used on back. 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.

WARM-UP AREA

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 AND ATHLETE CONTROL CENTRE

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.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM HILTON VANCOUVER METROTOWN TO SWANGARD STADIUM

The best way to get to Swangard Stadium is via the official bus provided from the meet hotel in Burnaby.

SHUTTLE BUS SCHEDULE

Tuesday June 26 and Wednesday, June 27 – Bus Shuttle to/from Hilton Vancouver Metrotown

·      4:30 pm to 7:30 pm (every 30 minutes) depart hotel for Swangard Stadium

·      8:00 pm & 10:30 pm: depart stadium for hotel. 

Will arrange to have small bus available for athletes in Doping Control. 

Swangard Stadium is located near the Patterson Station on the Expo Line. The closest station to the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown is the Metrotown station.

Travel time from Metrotown station on the Expo Line to the Patterson station is approximately 5 minutes via SkyTrain plus an 800m walk to Swangard Stadium.

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Will be available at both the Hilton Vancouver Metrotownand Swangard Stadium. Schedules will be posted at the Meet Central room.

PRIZING

Planning on distribution 30k to winner, 10k to loser of Team Sprint Challenge.

Prizing structure for Jerome Classic may be distributed based on world ranking

Prize Structure

TECHNICAL MEETING

Monday, June 25 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Hilton Vancouver Metrotown (Meet Center)

RENTAL CARS

Hertz is proud to sponsor the Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic and is providing up to 30% discount on rental cars for all athletes and friends and families of the Jerome. Please click HERE to obtain a quote with the discount applied, or by calling 1-800-263-0600 and quoting Customer Discount Number (CDP ID #) 2151586.

ACCOMODATION

Hilton Vancouver Metrotown

6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby, BC V5H 2W7

Booking here

 http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/british-columbia/hilton-vancouver-metrotown-YVRVMHF/about/amenities.html

Map here

http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/british-columbia/hilton-vancouver-metrotown-YVRVMHF/maps-directions/index.html

THE HOTEL OFFERS

The closest major airports to Hilton Vancouver Metrotown are:
Vancouver, BC (YVR-Vancouver Intl.) - 13.1 km / 8.2 mi 

·       *** All athletes competing at the Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic – 

·       please take Sky train from the airport to the meet hotel. 

·       Meet organizers do not provide airport pick up. Travel time is predicted to 56 minutes

 Translink Information        https://www.translink.ca/Schedules-and-Maps.aspx

Important Information : 

This hotel has a 24-hour fitness center with a treadmill, stairclimber, exercise bike, rowing machine, and free weights. 

The hotel is one block from Central Park, a 217-acre green space with tall trees, hiking and biking trails’

Hotel information

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking.

MEET RECORDS AND RESULTS FROM PAST YEARS

Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic Meet Records

2017 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic Results

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009

2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 |  2016