Athletics Open 6 June 2020

Athletics Open 2020 - 6 June - a FREE Fun - Filled Family Sporty Day out!
Venue:
Mile End Park Leisure Centre & Stadium, 190 Burdett Road, Mile End, Tower Hamlets, London, E3 4HL
Time:
10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Phone:
07956 292 046
Date:
06th June 2020
Cost:
FREE


Annual Metro Athletics Open – Saturday 6th June 2020

A FREE Fun-Filled Family Sporty Day out!

Join us on Saturday 06th June as Metro Blind Sport will be hosting our Annual Metro Athletics Open at Mile End Stadium in East London. Now in its 44th year, the Metro Athletics Open has championed sporting abilities of blind and partially sighted athletes from all over the country!

As always, our event is FREE to participants as we welcome visually impaired people of all ages and experiences to take part in a comprehensive track and field programme that ranges from the 60m sprint to the 5,000m run, regardless of sporting level.

Field events include high and long jump, shot put, discus and javelin. Organised in accordance with UK Athletics and the International Blind Sports Federation’s rules, the event is a great day out for everyone involved, including family and friends.

Don’t forget to attend the ‘Come and Try’ sessions from 10:30 am that provides those who are new and existing participants of sport with a brilliant opportunity to try out running, jumping and throwing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, supported by qualified coaches.

Entry form: https://www.tfaforms.com/4806401

If you would like help to complete the entry form, then please telephone Charlie on 07956 292 046. 

The closing date for entries is Saturday 16th May 2020.

 

Photos below from previous ‘Come and Try’ sessions

The main event gets underway at 12 pm and throughout the day, each competition will be supported by a team of qualified volunteers and officials including official starters, scorers and judges as well as event commentary.

If participants have not taken part before and want to compete in the afternoon, improve their performance or just have a fun-filled sporty day out, then our Annual Metro Athletics Open is the place to do so.

Entry for the Metro Athletics Open 2020 below:

Entry form: https://www.tfaforms.com/4806401

For those travelling from out of London, subsidised accommodation is available upon request. If you wish to stay overnight on Friday 5th and/or Saturday 6th June, please get in contact with Charlie Raven. please telephone Charlie on 07956 292 046.

 

Photos below from Athletics Open 2019

For more information about the Metro Athletics Open and to check out the awesome photos from previous events over the years – https://www.metroblindsport.org/sports/athletics/athletics-open-gallery-2019/ 

Event Details:

Venue: Mile End Stadium, Rhodeswell Road, London, E14 7TW
Venue Tel: 020 8980 1885
Entry form: https://www.tfaforms.com/4806401


How to get there:

By Tube: Mile End station (Hammersmith and City Line, District Line, Central Line) approximately 0.5 miles, 10-12 minutes walking distance to Mile End Stadium.

Directions: Exit Mile End Station, turn left along Mile End Road, take another left onto Burdett Road and continue along the road for roughly 8-9 minutes until you reach Mile End Stadium across the road.

By car: parking is very limited within Mile End Stadium and there is a potential risk of not being able to find a suitable place to park. Only 40 total spaces available with 3 disabled spaces available. Parking is £1 but restricted to two hours. We recommend travelling by public transport where possible.

Event Timings:

Come and Try Coaching Session starts 10.00am – 11.30am, open to all ages, an ideal opportunity to access specialist coaching in track and field disciplines. If you haven’t tried an event before and want to compete in the afternoon, or are looking to improve your performance this is the place for you. In order to ensure the smooth running of the day, anyone who hasn’t taken part in an event they have requested within 3 months of June 6th, is encouraged to enter the Come and Try Coaching Session before the main competition. This is to ensure safety of all participants, a more positive event experience and also more effective time management of the day. *Please note: Coaching will only be available during the Festival, guidance and support will be offered during the competition.

Competition starts 12.00 noon – please ensure you have arrived at Mile End Stadium on time to minimise any potential delays in competing.

 Event closes after final Medal Ceremony – 5.00pm

Registration on the day:

On arrival to reception, participants will need to register at the reception area of Mile End Stadium to ensure we have your details and where you can collect your t-shirt and both of your printed participant numbers along with pins to be placed on your chest and back. You will also receive a stringed Metro Blind Sport bag that will come with a Metro water bottle and two printed Metro Athletics Open 2020 programmes for you to keep. Once you are registered, please make your way through to the stadium and await further announcements for when you need to take part.

Food and drinks:

As promised, lunch will be provided by Metro Blind Sport, free of charge to participants. You are also more than welcome to bring along your own food and drink but please ensure to keep the stadium area clean and tidy.

For all other general information on the day, please refer to the Metro Athletics Open Online Entry Form  – available soon

Finally, we encourage friends and family to attend on the day to offer support and celebrate your involvement with the event.

Metro Blind Sport wishes you the very best of luck in all the events are taking part in on Saturday and hope you enjoy the day!

 

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