The four-hour event will feature a Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel clinic for children 6-12 years of age, a press conference and street exhibition that will include two 60-metre sprints, a men’s high jump competition and woman’s pole vault demonstration. The festivities will wrap-up with an All Comers Speed Challengewhere sprinters and fans alike can test their speed on the 60-metre Mondo track for a chance to win Championships Passes to Toronto 2018: Track & Field in the 6ix.
What: Track and field street exhibition, press conference, grassroots initiatives and open sprint challenge
When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
10 a.m. – Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel (grassroots programming, featuring special guests Andre De Grasse and Alysha Newman)
11 a.m. – Press conference
-Victor Lopez, NACAC President
-Mathieu Gentès, Athletics Canada’s Chief Operating Officer
-Andre De Grasse, triple Olympic medallist, Canadian Champion and Canadian record-holder (men’s 200-metres and 4x100-relay)
-Alysha Newman, Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Canadian Champion and Canadian record-holder (women’s pole vault – indoor and outdoor)
11:30 a.m. – Men’s high jump
12:15 p.m. – Men’s 60-metres
12:20 p.m. – Women’s 60-metres
12:30 p.m. – Women’s pole vault
1 p.m. – All Comers Speed Challenge (open to men and women of all ages)
-Click here to watch a video of Andre De Grasse challenging sprinters across the GTA
Who: Athletes from across the NACAC region. To view a complete list of athletes competing in the Nathan Phillips Square Track Takeover, please click here.
Where: Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ont.)
The Nathan Phillips Square Track & Field Takeover will serve as the first official event of the 2018 NACAC Championships (Toronto 2018: Track & Field in the 6ix) that will take place from Aug. 10-12 at the University of Toronto’s Varsity Stadium. For more information, please visit www.athletics.ca/npstakeover or www.athletics.ca/toronto2018.
To secure interviews with Canadian athletes taking part in the Nathan Phillips Square Track Takeover, please contact:
Amanda Nigh, Athletics Canada
Manager, communications and marketing
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