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: 5:30pm 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, 200m, 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
Negotiations are underway with Canada’s Olympic dynamic medal-winning sprinter, Andre de Grasse to compete at The Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic. China will be led by their fastest athletes. 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.
CHINA VS CANADA TEAM SPRINT CHALLENGE
100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m, and 4x400m
HARRY JEROME TRACK CLASSIC EVENTS
100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 110m hurdles, pole vault, high jump, long jump, javelin, 1500m race walk mixed, Junior Development 4x100m, Special Olympics 100m, Para Athletics events
100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 100m hurdles, pole vault, high jump, long jump, javelin, mile race walk mixed, 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, 1500m race walk mixed, 3000m-Men, High Jump-Men, Pole Vault–Men, Long Jump-Women, Javelin-Women followed by
1.2 China Canada Team Sprint Challenge 100m, Men+Women-4x400m relay
2 .Wednesday June 27 at Swangard Stadium
2.1 First portion: Harry Jerome Track Classic: 100m 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 200m Men+Women, 400m Men+Women, 4x100m Men+Women
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.
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
· 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm & 6:00 pm: depart hotel for Swangard Stadium
· 8:45 pm & 9:45 pm: depart stadium for hotel. Will arrange to have small school bus available for athletes in Doping Control.
Swangard Stadium is located near the Patterson Station on the Canada Line. The closest station to the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown is the Metrotown station.
Travel time from Metrotown station on the Canada Line to the Patterson station on the Evergreen Line is approximately 5 minutes via SkyTrain plus an 800m walk to Swangard Stadium.
Will be available at both the Hilton Vancouver Metrotownand Swangard Stadium. Schedules will be posted at the Meet Central room.
Planning on distribution 40k is on going but may be limited to dual meet.
Monday, June 25 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Hilton Vancouver Metrotown (Meet Center)
Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby, BC V5H 2W7
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’
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