Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation, Marysville-Pilchuck Track and Field, and Lakewood Track and Field are coming together to put on the All-Comers Track Meets throughout the summer.
There will be four consecutive meets held every Thursday from July 11 to Aug. 1, from 5:30 p.m. to roughly 8:30 p.m. depending on the number of participants. This summer, all of the track meets will be held at Lakewood High School and each participant will have to pay a small entry fee of $5 for the day.
Compared to normal track meets, the All-Comers Meets are very different as all ages are welcome to come out and experience a new sport. Along with the entry fee, every athlete is welcome to compete in as many events as they would like throughout the day.
“We’re hoping that it’s going to continue to grow because it is such a great family event that we are able to put on for the community. It’s a lot of fun, it’s active and it is something that you can do whether you’re two years old or 80,” said Marysville-Pilchuck Track and Field Head Coach Mike Cull.
Each meet will be run by the coaches and volunteer athletes from both of the Track and Field programs. With a lot of years of experience, the Tomahawks’ Head Coach Mike Cull and the Cougars’ Co-Head Coaches Jeff Sowards and Monica Rooney will run the competition from beginning to end. Alongside the coaches there will be athletes at each event to guide newcomers in proper form and technique.
“We’re all passionate about track. It’s great to see everyone come out and enjoy the sport whether they know about it or not. Track and Field is something that isn’t always on the radar and we hope meets like this will expose people to something different,” said Coach Cull.
On-site registration will be provided at the school, but it is encouraged to print out a form online in order to save yourself some time at the entrance. If you are looking for more information you can find it at https://www.marysvillewa.gov/971/All-Comers-Track-Meets or you can contact the city of Marysville’s Athletic Supervisor Dave Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.