CYO New York (www.cyony.org) is excited to host the areas first VIRTUAL TRACK & FIELD CHARITY MEET. Funds raised will go directly to organizations helping our community's food pantries served by Catholic Charities. Open to Youth/HS/College/Adults.
During the event every athlete will complete three different track and field events at home. We are looking for sponsors for each COMPLETED event. You can PLEDGE anything from .25 cents to 50 dollars per event completed or make a one-time DONATION. Please help us reach our goal!
How Does it Work?
Very simple. Pick up to 3 events from the list above, gather your pledges, do your best and have fun!
1. Register here using this link and agree to the Hold Harmless: http://assn.la/UserForm.asp?RegID=201073&org=cyony.org
select up to 3 events you want to participate in. Participants name and email address is required. parent's email address for those under 18 years of age.
2. By registering, you will be given a personalized fundraising page to help raise funds for food pantries. Share your fundraising link with your friends and family what you are doing, watch the pledges and donations come in to support your efforts. fundraising is not required to participate.
3. After you complete your events, submit your results, watch and compare how you do against others. You will receive instructions on how to submit and view live results in your email confirmation after you have registered.
results will not be posted for any participant that did not register in step 1 above.
Events that athletes can choose from:
Running Events: Toddler Only 100m, 200M (½ Lap) 400, M (1 Lap /¼ mile), 800M (2 Laps /½ mile), 1600M (4 Laps/1 mile (Grade 3+, all ages to 100), 3200M (8 Laps/2 miles/Middle-High School+ Only)
Field Events: Shot put (yes, some people have shot puts), Soup can Shotput (same event as shotput just use a soup can!), Standing Long Jump (google the form/very easy), and Consecutive Cartwheels (most consecutive cartwheels).
Home Events: Pushups (most in 1 minute), Jumping Jacks (as many as you can do without stopping), Crunches (most in 1 minute), Burpees (as many as you can do), Free Throw Shooting (for those with a home hoop, most made IN A DAY), Step It Up (most steps in a day), Planks (longest plank time), and Jump Rope (most without stopping/you’ll need a counter).
Use a running watch or smartphone/step app to track your distance. possibly tape and cones. Find a location, preferably flat with no hills (like a track). If you have a local track that’s open GREAT! If not? A big parking lot will work (ie Lord & Taylor in Eastchester), or any open field. Parents, be creative. No street crossings. Can I use a treadmill? Yes. Can I use my backyard? Yes. Can I run back and forth on my block? Yes, just make sure your parent measures the block first and watches for passing cars. Do I need to submit photographic/video evidence of my time? No. All on the honor system. but if you would like to share send pictures or videos to firstname.lastname@example.org
High School/College/Adult Runners:
Can participate in the 1600m/3200m runs.
How do I measure? With any standard tape measure ruler (a standard school 12” will work, just mark every foot). Most smartphones are equipped with digital rulers. The distances on all of the events should be easy to measure. Again, we’re not looking for precision.
Ask a parent to help and use a mat. Don’t start doing Jumping Jacks in the living room with glass vases on the shelves. ASK YOUR PARENTS FIRST. If you live in a building please be respectful of the neighbors below you and use a MAT over your carpet.
Open to all kids. The 3200M Run is only open to Middle/High School runner.
VERY IMPORTANT...If venturing outside with the family, please follow ALL safety protocols relating to social distancing. Have fun but follow the rules.
Parents will upload results directly to a GOOGLE FORM page. Once results are submitted you will be able to review the live results. At the conclusion of the meet all the results will be posted on the CYO home page with the PLEDGE recap.
This is a great opportunity for the CYO kids (and families)to stay active, have fun and give back to the community.