Track & Field Meet
This year's Track & Field Meet will be held on Sat., May 19th and hosted by the City of New Britain and newly rennovated Veterans Memorial Stadium (Willowbrook Park). The meet will be coordinated by Fran Cappucio & Raymond Conklin.
Registration & Implement Weigh-In Opens at 8:30 AM
- PLEASE NOTE: If you are scheduled to participate in a Track Event and a Field Event at the SAME TIME, please report to your Track Event FIRST then go to your Field Event.
- Age Cut Off Date: Your age division/group will be determined by your age as of December 31, 2018.
- Veterans Stadium is a NINE (9) Lane Track
- Participants need to supply their own implements.
- Starting Blocks will be provided.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are scheduled to participate in a Track Event and a Field Event at the SAME TIME, please report to your Track Event FIRST then go to your Field Event.
The 2018 CT Masters' Games Track & Field Meet is sanctioned by the USATF.
Please Note: you do not have to be a USATF member to compete. The Track & Field Meet is an open competition. Non USATF Members are allowed to compete.
All results will be submitted to USATF.
The NEWLY Renovated 9-lane oval track around a regulation-size football field. The track was dedicated to coach Irving S. Black in April 1992. Seating is all in metal bleachers, with 7 sections of 27 rows each on either side of the field. The estimated capacity is 8,448. Other features include: track runway for the Javelin, shot put throwing area, four long jump pits, two pole vault stations and two throwing cages for the discus and hammer. The stadium is owned by the City of New Britain, and is part of Willow Brook Park.
Age Cut Off Date:
Your age division will be determined by your age as of December 31, 2018.
***NEW CT Masters' Games Age Groups (non-qualifying for the National Senior Games)
- 30-39, 40-49
Age Groups (qualifying age divisions for the National Senior Games)
- 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94
This meet will be conducted in accordance with USA Track & Field rules, except as modified herein
- Athletes will be allowed to compete in up to SIX events.
- No one will be permitted to sign up the day of the event.
- Participants must provide their own implements to compete with, implements will not be provided.
- Awards will be presented for 1st through 3rd place for each division within each age group.
- 50 M
- 100 M
- 200 M
- 400 M
- 800 M
- 1500 M
- 3000 M
- 1500 M Race-Walk
Track & Field Event Order:
- 1500 M Race Walk
- Shot Put
- Long Jump
- High Jump
- Triple Jump
- Pole Vault
The Field Event Order will be posted after the May 4th Registration Order.
Please Note: We make every effort for athletes competing in multiple events to avoid conflicts (being required to be in two places at once).
In an effort to help save you money and continue to increase our participation, we are again offering the “Bring a Buddy” Program. The “Bring a Buddy” Program allows current athletes to bring a "buddy" at half of the entrance fee. A “buddy” is a person who has not competed in the CT Masters’ Games in the last three years (2014-2016). We’re not only meeting our aforementioned goal, but it also made the "Games" more affordable for all athletes. The Buddy Program does not apply to Cycling and Softball due to associated costs. See below for details.
“Bring a Buddy”: Any athlete who registers for a sport will save money e.g:
- Athlete #1 Track and Field Fee $33.00
- “Buddy” Track and Field Fee $16.50 (1/2 the price)
- Total $49.50
- Each participant pays $24.75
- Please Note - the Buddy Program does not apply to Cycling due to associated costs.
In order to qualify as a “Buddy” athlete, the “Buddy” cannot have participated in the Connecticut Masters' Games in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Buddy Program Online Registration:
- When registering online, athlete #1 needs to register for their event first and pay the full amount.
- Athlete #1 will give their ID number that is provided during registration to athlete #2.
- Once athlete #2 has athlete #1's ID number, they will enter the number in registration when it asks for the Buddy ID number.
- Athlete #2's registration fee will be half off the posted amount.
- The “Buddy” program applies only to like sport registrations (Individual or Team) e.g. a Badminton individual sport athlete may not bring a volleyball team as his/her ”Buddy”
- The "Buddy" program does NOT apply to Cycling or Softball because of the associated costs to run the events!
How to Qualify
To participate in the National Senior Games, you must be 50 years old and qualify the year before through a NSGA sanctioned State Qualifying Games. You may qualify through the state you live in, or any state which allows out-of-state competitors; however, you should contact these States directly for qualifying information.Qualifying standards differ depending on the sport/event and you should read more information about qualifying in the 2019 National Senior Games Rulebook posted under the link, 2019 NSGA Rulebook. Typically, the qualifying standards do not differ drastically from year-to-year.
In most sports, the top 4 finishers in each age group qualify for Nationals, as well as those who meet the Minimum Performance Standards (in applicable sports). The exceptions are Tennis (only the top 3 finishers for each age group qualify), Golf (you must meet the Minimum Performance Standards) and Triathlon (all finishers qualify). For team sports (basketball, softball, volleyball) the top 3 teams in each age group qualify.
No matter what place an athlete finishes, they may also qualify in the sports which have Minimum Performance Standards (MPS), by meeting or exceeding the MPS for the age-division they are competing in at the State Level. (Ex. An athlete is 54 in 2016 and competes in the 50-54 age division at their State Games, but will move up to the 55-59 age division at Nationals. They must meet the MPS for the 50-54 age division to qualify for Nationals.
Registration for the 2019 National Senior Games WILL OPEN FALL 2018. Qualified Athletes will be able to register for the 2019 Games when the state(s) they qualified in are listed on the NSGA website. States are listed when all their results are submitted to NSGA and verified. We will send an e-blast to qualified athletes, when the results have been uploaded. In addition, NSGA will send out one postcard by mail to their address of NSGA record with the same notification. Information about online registration will be shared in these communications.
Who: The Connecticut Masters’ Games is a 501(c) 3 Not-For-Profit organization dedicated to providing a forum that initiates and encourages camaraderie between different ages, socioeconomic and cultural groups through athletic competition and the Olympic spirit. The event assists in the development of physical fitness and promotes positive healthy activities for the participants, their families and the communities where they live.
What: The Connecticut Masters’ Games (formerly known as The Connecticut Senior Games) are the largest amateur multi sport Olympic-style sporting event in Connecticut for master athletes. We are now celebrating our 39th year of uniting Connecticut’s residents in the common bond of amateur sport and Olympic spirit. This event is a member in good standing of the National Senior Games Association.
Where: The “Games” will be hosted by the City of New Britain in 2018. Competitions will also take place around the state of Connecticut at top college, high school and municipal venues.
Participants: More than 1,500 participants, 300 volunteers and over 2,500 spectators will take part in the 2018 Connecticut Masters’ Games. Participants range from 30 to 90+. Since the inception of the CT Masters' Games in 1979, more than 45,000 amateur master athletes have participated in the “Games”.
MISSION OF THE "GAMES”
- To promote better overall health and fitness among citizens.
- To recognize & reward Connecticut Master and Senior residents who have chosen to participate in the healthy, wholesome activities that reflect positively on them, their families and respective communities.
- To provide a unique forum which embodies the Olympic spirit of competition.
- To inspire the development of physical and competitive abilities by Connecticut amateur master athletes.