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RunJumpThrow

  • 28th Street and Forest Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Presented By: USATF
  • Dates: June 22, 2018
  • Location: Drake University - Drake Stadium
  • Start/End Time: 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Event Times: Starting: 08:30 AM
  • Price: AGES 3+ FREE
  • Overview

    Come participate on the Blue Oval with former Olympians!

    AGES 3+ FREE

    USA Track & Field and Hershey teamed up to create RunJumpThrow (RJT), a hands-on learning program that gets kids excited about physical activity by introducing them to the basic running, jumping and throwing skills through track and field.

    The RJT plan offers a variety of learning stations to choose from, including dynamic warm-up, running form and technique, standing broad jump, softball throw and one-legged hop. The program culminates with a non-competitive track meet where kids can apply new skills and celebrate their achievements. Stations will consist of agility, relays, jumping, throwing, hurdle drills, etc.

    Be part of the USATF Outdoor Championships action! If you have a group of young athletes interested, please email sportsintern@catchdesmoines.com with your organization name and amount of participants interested.

    Athletes that will be at RunJumpThrow:

    1.       Kathy McMillan/ 1976 Olympic silver medalist (long jump)
    2.       Marlene Harmon Wilcox 1980 Olympian (Heptathlon)
    3.       David Payne 2008 Olympic silver medalist (110m hurdles)
    4.       Gwen Mikinski 2005 World Championships, world record holder (pentathlon high jump)
    5.       Kevin Young 1992 Olympic gold medalist (400m hurdles)
    6.       Mary Wineberg 2008 Olympic gold medalist (4x400m relay)
    7.       Terrence Trammell Two-time Olympic silver medalist (2000, 2004; 110m hurdles) President of USATF Alumni Association
    8.       Lacey O’Neal 1964 Olympian
    9.       Gary Morgan 1988 Olympian
    10.      Madeline Mims 1968 Olympian; Only American woman to earn Olympic gold in 800m
    11.      Sharrieffa Barksdale 1984 Olympian, former American record holder (400m hurdles) Manager of USATF Alumni Relations

    For information on volunteering, tickets and event schedule visit: catchdesmoines.com/usatf