NYRR Night at the Races #1

Thu September 24, 2020 New York, NY 10032 US Directions
New Balance Track & Field Center @ The Armory
216 Fort Washington Ave
New York, NY US 10032

2020-21 NYRR Night at The Races Track Meets

Time: 7:00-10:00pm

Age: Adult

Meet Contact: Lex Mercado, lex@armorytrack.com



Register online on RunSignup. Online registration is required. There will be no on-site registrations.

Online Entry fee is $30/event. NYRR Members will receive a $5 discount.


General Information

Meets are open to Open, Club and Collegiate runners 18 and over. No minors or High School students permitted. 


Spike Policy

The only acceptable spikes allowed on the Armory track surface are 1/4 inch pyramid spikes or 1/4 inch Christmas trees. No pin and needle spikes allowed. All spikes must be checked prior to competition. For the complete Spike Policy at The Armory, please visit: http://armory.tf/SpikePolicy


COVID-19 Information and Protocols

Please note that all information regarding our COVID-19 protocols may change at any time, as more information becomes available. 


Facility Information

All athletes and staff must enter through The Armory’s main entrance on Fort Washington Avenue. Athletes will not be admitted unless they are scheduled for their event within 60 minutes. 

Only athletes that are competing and event staff will be allowed into the facility. No spectators will be permitted to enter the facility!

Each person’s temperature will be checked in the lobby. If your temperature is above 100.4°, you will be denied entry to the facility. You will also be denied entry if any of the following exists:

  • You have experienced, or are currently experiencing, a fever, cough, or shortness of breath within the last 14 days.
  • You have had close contact with an individual infected or suspected infection with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
  • You are traveling from a state that is on the NYS Travel Advisory (see below) within 14 days prior to the event.

Once you have passed the screening in the lobby, you should proceed to the fourth floor and sit in your assigned seats in the stands. Packets will be available for pickup on the way up to the fourth floor.

Everyone must wear a mask at all times inside the facility, except while actively competing.

Everyone must socially distance themselves and keep six (6) feet away from others inside the facility. 


All stairways and walkways will be unidirectional.  Please strictly adhere to signs.

Hand sanitizers are available throughout the facility.

Restrooms will be open for athletes.

Once you are done competing, you’ll be asked to collect your belongings and leave the facility through the exit door by the shot put cage on the third floor as soon as possible. If you are competing in multiple events, you’ll be asked to leave the facility unless your next event is starting within an hour. You may re-enter the facility when it is one hour before your next scheduled event.

Running Event Information

There will be no warming up inside The Armory.  All warming up should take place across the street from The Armory entrance at the Haven pedestrian plaza or outside on the sidewalk.

Clerking for all running events will be done on the apron outside the track along the first turn (underneath the Virginia C. Fields Scoreboard).

All athletes should not enter the clerking area until called for their event, about fifteen (15) minutes before their scheduled event.

Because all events will be seeded prior to competition, every athlete must remember what heat and what lane they will be in. 

All running events will be FAT timed.

Starting blocks will be allowed and sanitized after each heat. No outside starting blocks will be allowed into the facility.

Oval races will have athletes starting and finishing at different ends of the track. They will be seeded so that no one starting from the different starting lines should be passed while competing.

Competitors will enter the track at the start/finish line before the first turn on the track (near the timing booth) and go to their lanes at their respective starting line. Competitors will exit the track at the start/finish line before the second turn on the track (near the throwing cage). Once an athlete has completed their heat they will be required to place a face covering over their nose and mouth. 

Absolutely no spitting, nose blowing or other similar action will be permitted in any capacity including in or around garbage cans within the facility. 

New York State Travel Advisory

The NYS Department of Health has issued a travel advisory, in conjunction with Connecticut and New Jersey, to help stop the spread of COVID-19. If your state or territory is on this travel advisory list fourteen (14) days prior to the event, you will not be permitted to compete.


Based upon Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 205, the following states and territories (updated 9/22/2020) meet the criteria for required quarantine: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.



Meet #1 - Thursday 9/24

60m - 30 entries

200m - 40 entries

400m - 50 entries

800m - 50 entries

Meet #2 - Thursday 10/1

200 - 50 people

300 - 50 people

600 - 50 people

1000 - 40 people

Meet #3 - Thursday 10/8

60 - 40 people 

300 - 40 people

500 - 40 people

2000 - 30 people

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