Hershey’s Track and Field Meet in Cape Girardeau, Register Now

The Hershey’s Track and Field local meet, hosted by the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department, will be held May 17, at the Central Junior High School Track. All local children ages 9-14 are invited to participate.

Runners will register the day of the event, from 3:30-4:15 p.m. Track events begin at 5 p.m.

Track events will include the 50, 100, 200, and 400 meter dashes, 800 and 1600 meter runs, the 4×100 meter relay, standing long jump and softball throw. Participants may enter up to three events, with a maximum of two track events, plus the 4×100 meter relay for all 9-12 year olds. Local winners advance to the state meet on June 29 in Jefferson City, Mo.

Each child may compete in only one local Hershey’s Track and Field meet, and may not wear track spikes or shoes designated for spikes during competition.

Registration forms are available at the Osage Centre and A. C. Brase Arena, and online here. For more information contact Parks and Recreation at 573-339-6340.