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Metro Parks Newsroom

Hershey’s Track & Field Games State Meet to Be Held in Louisville June 21st

Wednesday June 13, 2012

The Hershey’s Track & Field Games for youths ages 9-14 will be held at Fern Creek Traditional High School on June 21 at 2012. Approximately 200 boys and girls from Louisville, Bardstown, Hebron and Elizabethtown will compete. 

Participants competed in a local or district meet to qualify for this state event, which will include the 50 meter dash, 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 400 meter dash, 800 meter run, 1600 meter run, 4X100 meter relay, standing long jump, and softball throw.

State meet winners are entered into a regional pool and will become eligible for selection to a regional team.  That regional team will travel to Hershey, Pennsylvania, to compete in the North American Final on August 4.  (All regional winners will qualify for the North American Final Meet with the exception of age groups 9-10 and 11-12, 4X100 relays.)
The Hershey’s Track & Field Games is the largest youth sports program of its kind in the United States and Canada, with over 400,000 kids competing last year.  The Hershey Games encourage children to challenge their potential as they explore sports and recreation through running, jumping and throwing. 

The games are sponsored by the Hershey Company in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, Athletics Canada, National Association for Sport and Physical Education and Kiwanis International.