The 2017 Distance Project

Phoenixville, PA

Meet Information

Dear Coach,

We hope that you’ll consider joining us for the 2017 Distance Project hosted by Phoenixville Area HS. The meet is scheduled for Saturday March 25th 2017 and will take place on Phoenixville’s lightning fast track beginning at 10 AM. The goal of the meet is simple: provide a venue for your distance runners to run the fastest they ever have. There is no sprinting, no jumping, no hurdling, no throwing at this meet - purely distance-based events. While we fully anticipate very elite performances and times to be run, we also recognize that distance is about long term development and personal progress. For that reason, there are no limits in terms of entries for open events and encourage you to bring as many distance runners as you see fit that would benefit from a meet and environment like this. Heats will be determined by times submitted so we ask that you put some careful thought into seeding appropriately so as to ensure each heat will produce great times and great personal best performances. Relay events are limited to 2 teams per school per gender.

Some other reasons you might want to consider coming out:

~ An opportunity to put all of your focus and coaching efforts into one group of athletes for an invitational

~ FAT Timing and a great opportunity to go after PR’s and League/District seed times early in the season after training all winter

~ Unique relay events not seen anywhere else your distance runners will love

~ Medals to the top 6 in each open event; top 3 relay teams

~ Concessions and T-shirts sold throughout

Schedule of Events (All events girls followed by boys - heats run slow to fast) (Rolling schedule)

10 AM 1600 meter (open)
4 x 1000 meter relay
800 meter (open)
4 x 1600 meter relay
3200 meter (open)
4 x 600 meter relay (Each person runs 600 meters - a fun alternative to the 4 x 400)

The entry fee is 120 per team, or 220 for both genders (due March 10th). Checks can be made payable to “PAHS.”

Registration and payment can be sent to:

Phoenixville Area HS
Attn: Justin Winters
1200 Gay Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Checks payable to: PAHS

Any questions please email:
Justin Winters at