Youth can earn free tickets to first junior world track championships ever on US soil

Youth can earn free tickets to first junior world track championships ever on US soil

EUGENE, Ore. - Counting down 200 days until the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships at Historic Hayward Field, the TrackTown USA youth challenge calls on local youth to run a mile and send in a form.

The goal: 200 kids run 200 miles before the championships open July 22.

The first 200 youth invovled will receive a voucher good for a free pair of tickets to the junior championships. | Sign Up

Tickets go on sale to the general public Feb. 1 for the 6-day meet.

The 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships are coming to the U.S. for the first time in history. The event July 22-27 features competition between the world’s best track and field athletes under the age of 20.

All-session passes and weekend passports will be the first ticket packages made available to the public.

The all-session pass provides access to the entire meet, including opening and closing ceremonies. The weekend passport provides admission to sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Single-day tickets will go on sale in late spring 2014.

TrackTown USA is the local organizing committee for the IAAF event.

The Eugene-based organization also organized the 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials. It will perform those duties at the 2015 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland, and the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.