HANOVER, N.H. – For the 49th time, Leverone Field House will play host to the Dartmouth Relays this weekend.
The annual meet has become a staple of the indoor season for the Big Green and an institution to many in the track community, especially for those in the Northeast.
The high school portion of the weekend will begin Friday afternoon and continue through Saturday evening with many of the boys and girls relay teams running. These two days will be broadcast live on FloTrack for subscribers to their video streaming services.
Once again, the home facility of the Big Green men’s and women’s track & field programs will welcome some of the top young talent from across not only New Hampshire and Vermont, but from states all over the region in numerous disciplines.
After the high school portion of the meet concludes on Saturday evening, Dartmouth and the other collegiate teams from across New England will take over the facility and compete on or inside one of the fastest 200-meter flat tracks in the country Sunday.
The high school meet has the largest number of competitors. The collegiate meet has athletes competing in their prime. The Masters events feature individuals with the most experience in their respective fields.
However, all of those pale in comparison to the most anticipated event of the weekend every year: the Grafton County 1-Lapper (Sunday, 12:45 p.m.). The event gives individuals aged nine and under the opportunity to run once around the track. Those participating receive a gift bag with commemorative items upon crossing the finish line.
Those looking to follow all the action of the weekend can do so via Lancer Timing’s website (LancerTiming.com), which provides live, updating results all three days.
This year also marks the first in which Nike is the event's sponsor.
Admission each day for the Dartmouth Relays is $8 for adults and $5 for individuals 18 and under. Parents of Grafton County 1-lappers get in Sunday for free.
The Dartmouth men’s hockey team is also playing games at Thompson Arena on Friday and Saturday evening, so parking in the Thompson Lot across the street from Leverone will be at a premium all weekend. Please plan accordingly.
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