11-15 August 2014
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
The University of Akron, Lee R. Jackson Track and Field Complex
315 South Union Street, Akron, Ohio 44304
The Lee R. Jackson Track and Field Complex is a state of the art facility, with a track that boasts eight lanes of Rekortan running surface, and has been home to several major track and field events.
For more information, see The University of Akron web page: http://www.gozips.com/athletics/facilities/track
The University of Akron and Lee R. Jackson Track and Field Complex is located approximately 40 miles south of downtown Cleveland, and approximately 2 miles from downtown Akron, Ohio. 2014 Gay Games is currently working on providing transportation for this event.
Events and Divisions
Individual Track Events for both men’s and women’s divisions will consist of:
||110m (or 100m for women) Hurdles
||5000m Race Walking
Relay events for men’s, women’s, and mixed will consist of:
Individual Field Events for both men’s and women’s divisions will consist of:
Additional Events will consist of:
Each individual event will have age groups within the men’s and women’s divisions. The three best times in each division’s age group will receive a medal. A participant’s age group is determined by that person’s age as of the first day of competition, 9 August 2014. The age groups are as follows:
The relay team age group shall be determined by the youngest member on the team. The age groups are as follows:
Each event will have age groups within the men’s, women’s, and mixed age divisions. The best three times in each division’s age group will receive a medal.
The Track and Field schedule can be found here.
Relay teams will consist of four participants. Teams may compete in the men’s, women’s, and mixed categories. Mixed teams shall consist of two men and two women.
An athlete may compete only in one age division throughout the competition.
Each competitor can enter each event only once.
Competitors may run each distance both as an individual and as part of a relay team. Example: a female can run a 400m race, a 400m women's relay and a 400m mixed relay.
Track and field equipment will be provided by 2014 Gay Games. Examples include: shots, discuses, and hammers.
*We highly suggest and encourage participants to bring their own implements
The meet will use the rules of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) and USA Track and Field (USATF), and supplemented by rules of the Gay Games, which will be posted at least three months before the events.
Rules for progression from heats and qualifying rounds are determined by the number of competitors who present for competition on the day. If heats are not required due to insufficient confirmations of entries, then the semi-final or final will be staged at the pre-published time and date and not held at the time of the qualifying round.