by Chris Hunt and Aaron Burns
The Cornelius PARC and Huntersville Parks and Recreation Departments are teaming up to bring the Hershey’s Track and Field Games program to the Lake Norman area. The free event will be held at Bailey Road Park’s track Saturday, May 14, beginning at 9 a.m. The nationally affiliated program is designed to introduce children between the ages of nine and 14 to physical fitness. Winners in each division will have the opportunity to move onto sectional and possibly national competition levels.
Events include the 50-, 100-, 200-, 400-, 800- and 1600-meter dashes and the 4x100-meter relay, standing long jump and softball throw. Participants can enter either two track and one field event or one track and two field events. Birth certificates are required at registration, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. No special equipment or uniforms are required and track shoes are not allowed.
For more information, contact the Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department at 704-892-6031 ext. 165, or the Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department at 704-766-2220.