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Resources for Event Organizers

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Information in this section is intended for Meet Organizing Committee members. BC Athletics Officials are available to advise at any stage of the development process, and are frequently willing to serve on organizing committees as technical advisors. We also recommend that Host Organizing Committees make use of the Track & Field Meet Organizer's Manual. The Organizing Committee itself is responsible for:

  • entries and results
  • assembly and organization of equipment (see T&F Meet site preparation below)
  • stadium booking and management
  • obtaining a sanction for the meet
  • development of a competition schedule
  • hosting and liaison for officials (see below)

Hosting and Liaison for Officials

BC Athletics officials are unpaid volunteers. Their primary responsibility is conducting the actual competitions. Officials will generally act in a leadership role, directing and training local volunteers as required. They are occasionally compensated by Meet organizers for unusual out of pocket expenses, such as extensive travel (out of their home area). Otherwise, their expectations are the same as any valued volunteer:

  • timely request for services (through the regional coordinator)
  • souvenirs, such as t-shirts, if provided to other volunteers
  • complimentary meals every 4 hours
  • hot or cold (non-alcoholic) beverages

Track and Field Meet Site Preparation: Throws venues

Track and Field Meet site preparation: checklists

ATHLETE CONTROL CENTRE:

Site Preparation: completed prior to commencement of the meet
  • under shelter, preferably adjacent to 100m start
  • accommodation for 2-3 "flights" or "heats"
  • closed to spectators
table 1 chairs 3
benches 3 water cooler 1
paper cups lots garbage can 1
writing paper lots marking pens 3
in tray 1 chart paper 4
hip numbers 2 rolls safety pins lots
blank athlete numbers (bibs) lots spikes (7mm) lots
clock 1 walkie-talkie or cellphone 1
duct tape 1 roll  

TRACK EVENTS:

Site Preparation: completed prior to commencement of the meet
Table (finish line) 2 Chairs 6
Starters Stand 1 Umpire's stools 30
Victory Stand 1 Water cooler 1
paper cups lots garbage can 1
Display Clock 1 Red flags 12
Lane Markers(1-8) 2 sets White flags 12
Sprints, hurdles, relays (additional to the above)
Starting blocks 8 Hurdles 10 flights
Relay batons 8 Windgauge 1
Distance, middle distance (additional to the basic list above)
lap counter 1 Bell 1
Traffic cones 30 Steeples 4
Race Walk (additional to the basic list above)
Dry erase display boards 2 Marking pens (dry erase) 2
Table 1 Water cooler 1
paper cups lots small sponges 24

THROWS:

For information on authorized implement weights, and for laying out sector lines (landing areas) see Kevin's Quick Guide to Throws PDF file.

Discus

Site Preparation: completed prior to commencement of the meet
  • sector lines laid out (50mm wide)
  • correct orientation of cage
  • safety inspection for netting or mesh
  • safety inspection; roped off spectator areas
  • shade for athletes
distance markers 40-50-60-70 metres discus stand 1
athlete benches 2 chairs 3
indicator board 1 Water cooler 1
paper cups lots garbage can 1
Small equipment (75 minutes prior to event)
Discus 4 Broom 1
Traffic cone 1 Cocoamats 2
Towels 2 Tape measures (100m) 2
Count-down clock 1 Meet record flag 1
White flags 2 Red flags 2
Yellow flag 1    

Hammer Throw

Site Preparation: completed prior to commencement of the meet
  • sector lines laid out (50mm wide)
  • correct orientation of cage
  • safety inspection for netting or mesh
  • safety inspection; roped off spectator areas
  • shade for athletes
distance markers 40-50-60-70 metres hammer stand 1
athlete benches 2 chairs 3
indicator board 1 Water cooler 1
paper cups lots garbage can 1
Small equipment (75 minutes prior to event)
Hammers 4 Broom 1
Hammer Insert Inside Ring 10' Stepladder 1
Traffic cone 1 Cocoamats 2
Towels 2 Tape measures (100m) 2
Count-down clock 1 Meet record flag 1
White flags 2 Red flags 2
Yellow flag 1    

Javelin Throw

Site Preparation: completed prior to commencement of the meet
  •  sector lines laid out (50mm wide)
  •  safety inspection; roped off spectator areas
  •  shade for athletes
distance markers 40-50-60-70-80 metres Javelin rack 1
athlete benches 2 chairs 3
indicator board 1 Water cooler 1
paper cups lots garbage can 1
Small equipment (75 minutes prior to event)
javelins 4 Broom 1
Runway markers 30 Wind sock 1
Traffic cone 1 Cocoamats 2
Towels 2 Tape measures (100m) 2
Count-down clock 1 Meet record flag 1
White flags 2 Red flags 2
Yellow flag 1    

Shot Put

Site Preparation: completed prior to commencement of the meet
  •  sector lines laid out (50mm wide)
  •  shade for athletes
distance markers 8-10-12-14-16 meters shot stand 1
athlete benches 2 chairs 3
indicator board 1 Water cooler 1
paper cups lots garbage can 1
Small equipment (75 minutes prior to event)
Shots 4 Broom 1
Traffic cone 1 Cocoa mats 2
Towels 2 Tape measures (30m) 2
Count-down clock 1 Meet record flag 1
White flags 2 Red flags 2
Yellow flag 1    

JUMPS:

High Jump

Site Preparation: completed prior to commencement of the meet
  •  pits assembled and covered
  •  uprights assembled
  •  shade for athletes
athlete benches 2 chairs 3
indicator board 1 Water cooler 1
paper cups lots garbage can 1
Small equipment (75 minutes prior to event)
Cross bars (4m) 2 Broom 1
Traffic cone 1 Count-down clock 1
Tape measure (6m rule) 1 Tape measure (100m) 1
Marking tape 1 roll Yellow flag 1
White flag 1 Red flag 1

Long Jump and Triple jump

Site Preparation: completed prior to commencement of the meet
  •  pits thoroughly dug
  •  water hose connected
  •  take-off board installed and levelled
  •  shade for athletes
1/4 inch poly rope 25m Wind gauge 1
athlete benches 2 chairs 3
indicator board 1 Water cooler 1
paper cups lots garbage can 1
Small equipment (75 minutes prior to event)
Runway markers 30 Broom 1
Plasticene board 2 Plasticene 2 blocks
Traffic cone 1 Shovel 1
Tape measure (15m) 1 Tape measure (50m) 1
Count-down clock 1 Meet record flag 1
Rakes 2 Yellow flag 1
White flag 1 Red flag 1

Pole Vault

Site Preparation: completed prior to commencement of the meet
  •  pits assembled and covered
  •  uprights assembled
  •  shade for athletes
  •  pole rack (sheltered)
athlete benches 2 chairs 3
indicator board 1 Water cooler 1
paper cups lots garbage can 1
Small equipment (90 minutes prior to event)
Cross bars (4.5m) 2 Broom 1
Traffic cone 1 Count-down clock 1
Tape measure (6m rule) 1 Tape measure (50m) 1
Marking tape 1 roll Measuring slide 1
White flag 1 Red flag 1
wind indicator 1 Bar lifters 2
Runway markers 30 Yellow flag 1

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