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Registration is now open for the 2017 USA Track & Field South Florida Invitational Youth Meet

MIAMI (May 23, 2017)

Miami-Dade youth, ages 5-18, will have an opportunity to show off their running, jumping and throwing skills during the  event, which is part of the County's Youth Sports Championship Series, an initiative of Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez aimed at increasing participation in youth athletics.

The event is being presented by USA Track and Field (USATF) and the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., at Tropical Park Stadium, 7900 SW 40th Street, Miami. 

Track teams and individual athletes can compete for awards. Teams with the best results will be eligible to win the coveted Mayor’s Cup. 

The cost to participate is $5 per athlete.  The meet is free to watch.

Participants must register at www.PlayMiami.org.

For more information, contact Chris Evans at 305-755-7885 or ChrisEv@MiamiDade.gov.

Contested events for all age groups will include:
•100-, 200-, 400-, 800-, and 1,500-Meter Runs
•4x100- and 4x400-Meter Relays
•High and Long Jumps
•Shot Put

Additional races will include:
•Hurdles (Ages 11 & up)
•Mini Javelin (Ages 12 & under)
•Long-Distance Running (Ages 13 & up)

USATF Future Stars meets are designed to provide significant support to mid-level, competitive track and field meets around the country and to foster participation by children nationwide.  For more information, visit www.USATF.org/youth.

For more information about the Mayor’s Youth Sports Championship Series visit the website.

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Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness and Conservation and Stewardship. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.