As in years past, Polk County is continuing to celebrate the holiday season with healthy competition, humor, and a focus on those who are less fortunate and struggling. We will again hold the Reindeer Games to raise awareness and to help those in need. The meet will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020,beginning at 4:00pm.
Times, heights, and distances will count for state qualifying; however, some added events are not ones that we normally contest at indoor meets. There will be a 4 x 100 Relay (limited only to athletes also entered in a field event).
The purpose of the Reindeer Games is to help provide food for the needy over the holiday season. An "entry fee" of one (1) can of food per athlete (or $2) will be collected. Spectators will also be "charged" 2 cans of food for admission or $5. The food will be donated to the Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry. In past Reindeer Games, we have collected in excess of 3500 cans for distribution to those in need of assistance. This year, we will again recognize the school that provides the most cans with a special award.
Come and join in the Reindeer Games! Wear something to celebrate the season. The uniform rule will be somewhat relaxed. Wear antlers, a Santa hat, be an elf or be more creative. We do ask that you do not wear anything that could cause an injury or interference with another athlete. Extreme costumes will be reviewed by meet management.
The top 6 finishers in an event will receive commemorative ribbons.
The top finisher in an event gets a commemorative T-shirt.
The winning male and female team will receive trophies.
We will use FAT; however, we will allow up to five (5) athletes per event and one (1) relay per team. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at 6:00pm. Entries will be submitted on MileSplit.
If you are interested in participating or want more information, contact J. Alan Peoples at 828.817.1594, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. A password will be required for entries.
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