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Biggest annual elementary school track and field meet returns to Richmond

New invitational 4x100 relay event for Richmond schools.
The 54th BC Elementary Track and Field Championships is taking place from May 24 to 26.

Elementary students are invited to join the biggest track and field competition in Richmond this week.

Richmond's Kajaks Track and Field Club is hosting the 54th BC Elementary Track and Field Championships (BCEC) from May 24 to 26 in collaboration with the City of Richmond.

The event will be held at the Clement Track and Collier Throwing Centre in Minoru Park and is open to all students from Grades 3 to 7 in public and private schools.

Athletes can register as an individual athlete or with their school for their selected events.

This year, the BCEC has created a new 4x100-meter relay event for graduating Grade 7 athletes from Richmond schools.

Each Richmond elementary school can bring a girls and boys team comprised of four athletes born in 2011 to the BCEC.

Specially-designed medals will be awarded to the winnings teams as the first-ever Richmond schools invitational relay champions.

Registration for the invitational relay is free, but limited invitational spots are available.

The BCEC was created by two Richmond educators Carl Savage and Kim Young in 1968 for elementary students to compete in fun, safe and competitive track and field meets.

For more information and to sign up, click here.

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