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TrackFest 2023

Saturday, May 13, 2023

TrackFest Program Overview

Run-Jump-Throw-Wheel to TrackFest

“Run-Jump-Throw-Wheel to TrackFest” is an annual program for students in grades 3 through 6, organized by the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Association (NLAA). For additional information or questions, please contact us at (709) 576-1303; athletics at nlaa.ca

Participating schools offer the Run-Jump-Throw-Wheel program as part of the PE curriculum or after-school activities through the school system for students in grades 3 through 6. Schools can send a team of interested athletes to take part in the TrackFest competition.

TrackFest is held at the MUN Field House in St. John’s, and offers fun-filled RJTW activities, in a safe and controlled environment, ensuring a positive and enjoyable experience for participants, teachers and parents.


Registration is only available through schools participating in the Run-Jump-Throw-Wheel to TrackFest program; there is no individual registration. Please contact your school athletic director or PE teacher for additional information.

Changes in recent years

  • Up to three events plus a relay
    Participants may enter in ANY three individual events; also, can be part of one relay team, provided the school does not exceed the maximum of three teams per event category
    Relay team submission:  team members, in running order, must be submitted directly to the NLAA office by the registration deadline (relay form available from the office). All team members must register on TrackieReg for their individual events; athletes participating ONLY IN RELAY, must also register/pay on TrackieReg and select SPARE as an event.
  • Review Overhead Throw section for updated rules
    More Info at Rules→Overhead Throw tab
    - Hip Numbers
    - NO Relay Alternates are accepted during the registration process.
    More Info at Rules→Relays tab
  • We recommend that team selection is based on attendance and participation in the school program.
  • In the 600m, up to 12 runners will be seeded in each race start.
  • We are asking each participant to provide T-shirt size at the time of registration... more


Any teacher, sport club coach, or community recreation leader is capable of delivering the basic Run-Jump-Throw-Wheel school-based program by using Track & Field inspired games, activities, and skill challenges to teach the fundamentals of running, jumping, throwing and wheeling (for children in wheelchairs).

While you do not need to send in any information regarding performances or attendance in the school based program, we encourage teachers or coaches incorporate these fundamentals of run, jump, throw, and wheel into physical education programs or after school activities, and to ensure all interested students would be eligible and prepared to attend the Provincial Trackfest Program.


More Information ...

School Program

  • April & May - School Program: Participation (free)
  • Part of the school curricular or extra-curricular program.
  • School sign-up for the program - contact the NLAA office; confirm school affiliation for 2022/2023 school year.
  • Students part of a “School Program” are eligible to take part in the TrackFest competition.
  • All students that participate in the “School Program” are eligible to claim the “Participation Nation RJTW” sport sacs and pin.  Click on this link -> https://www.schoolsportsnl.ca/participation-nation to order your rewards for all participants in your school program.

TrackFest Competition

  • “Run-Jump-Throw-Wheel to TrackFest” is organized by NLAA.
  • Only NLAA approved teachers or designated individuals can register athletes for TrackFest.
  • TrackFest meet fee is $5 per student.
  • All registrations must be done online on TrackieReg by Tuesday, May 9.
  • Each school can enter up to three 3 participants per gender in each event and competition category.
  • A school may enter up to three 3 relay teams per gender in each competition category. Relays DO NOT count towards the maximum allowable individual events per participant 3. Athletes can be part of one relay team only.


  • Schools must be affiliated with the NLAA during the current school year (2022/2023).
  • Athletes can advance to TrackFest by participating in a school run program.
  • Each school PE teacher responsible for the program will select students and assign their events. This is a “Participation Nation” supported event; identifying athletes for TrackFest should be based on participation in the school program and student’s interest in learning new skills.


  • Elementary 1 (Grades 3/4) inc Wheelchair
  • Elementary 2 (Grades 5/6) inc Wheelchair

Boys and girls will compete separately.


  • Event T-shirt
  • Participation Certificate
  • Award Ribbons (top 8)

T-shirt sizes

  • Youth Medium
  • Youth Large
  • Youth X-Large
  • Adult Small
  • Adult Medium
  • Adult Large

All T-shirts are unisex. Due to the registration deadline being the week of the event, all T-shirt sizes have been pre-ordered. Although we are requesting T-shirt sizes, it will be first-come first-serve. Therefore, you may not receive the size you have requested on your registration form, but you may receive the next closest size.

Events for Boys and Girls

  • “Able Bodied” competitors cannot be entered in Wheelchair events.
  • A student can be a part of one relay team only
  • All participants must compete in his/her grade and gender division.
  • Read more on events rules and technique here.

Elementary 1
(Grades 3/4)

  • 50m sprint
  • 50m wheelchair (self-propelled)
  • 50m Hurdles (50mH)
  • 150m sprint
  • 300m sprint
  • 4 x 200m relay
  • Standing Long Jump
  • Two-hand overhead throw (ball size 4)
  • Two-hand overhead throw Wheelchair (Free throw)

Elementary 2
(Grades 5/6)

  • 60m sprint
  • 60m wheelchair (self-propelled)
  • 60m Hurdles (60mH)
  • 200m sprint
  • 600m run
  • 4 x 200m relay
  • Standing Long Jump
  • Two-hand overhead throw (ball size 4)
  • Two-hand overhead throw Wheelchair (Free throw)

Entering the Field House

Spectators, parents, coaches and non-competing athletes are asked to use the TICKET OFFICE ENTRANCE (corner glass entrance)of the Field House to enter the building. They should then proceed to the upper level of the Field House to watch the competition.

Wheelchair Access

Please use the MAIN ENTRANCE of the Field House or Aquarena Pool to enter the building. Then you should proceed to the upper level of the Field House to watch the competition.

Spectator/Viewing Area

All spectators, coaches and non-competing athletes should use the second floor of the field house to view the competition.

Parking and Facility Entrance

Please use the designated parking area.

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