PGC Indoor Meets
If you have not attended a meet at the Prince George's Sport and Learning Complex (PGC), the following may be useful. Information is also available on the meet entry form.
Please leave approx one hour travel time (Estimated from Ashburn) and arrive about an hour before the estimated time of your event to have time to register and warm up.
Entry and Registration
The entry fees for participants and spectators are described on the form. You register as an individual at the meet and do not need to give this form or payment to a coach. Registration opens at 7:30a.m. and is open throughout the morning. If you are not in one of the early events you don't have to get there at 7:30a.m.
When to arrive
Based on our experiences last year, we anticipate the following start times for events. The meet usually starts with 800m and 3000m walks at 8:30am.
55 meter dash (approx 8.45am for 10 and older, 8:30am for under 10)
The meet may run ahead of these times and you will be required to report to the 'marshalling area' at the far end of the track near the finish for your event about 10- 15 mins in advance of the start time. However, if there are large numbers of athletes, the meet may run slower than these guideline times.
Athletes race in two-year age groups, Under 8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, High School (Based on your age on December 31 2006). Depending on numbers, age groups may be combined, or athletes grouped with runners with similar previous times. Youngest athletes usually are first in the order.
What to wear
For those who are new to indoor track this will be a learning experience for you and your athlete! At training we will take you through race preparation, what to do, and when to do it. Coaches will also assist with warm ups and marshalling directions at the meet.
We will be pleased to advise you on which events to enter. Please ask a coach if you have any questions or concerns!
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