Wednesdays July 13, 20, 27
by Robyn Schmidt, Committee Chair
Atascadero All Comers has been going strong since its start in the summer of 2000. Harry Mara and Dina Coppo created this event where elite athletes, along with beginners and experienced athletes from ages 3 to 103, compete to better themselves, set records, and join others with the same goals. Atascadero All Comers provides a positive environment with lots of fun and camaraderie. Our volunteers are amazing people who love this healthy family activity and come back year after year to be a part of it and encourage all who participate. My husband, Keith/K-Man, and I have had the pleasure of taking over the management of this event about ten years ago. And what a wonderful adventure it has been.
The great thing about these track meets is that there is an event for everyone. You can throw a “shot” (kind of like a heavy baseball), jump into a sand pit or over a bar, or run short or far! The most inspiring and entertaining event is the “kids hurdles.” You just have to come and see it for yourselves. And all the while, there are amazing spectators cheering you on, no matter what place you finish in. Performing in the warm summer evening or into the night under the lights is a good time for everyone. And our snack bar will be open to keep you energized for the next event. We have watched kids who started with our youth division grow into great High School and Collegiate athletes. Participants who no longer compete often become volunteers because of the family-like environment.
Thank you to all of our volunteers, sponsors, spectators, and participants. We look forward to another year of fun, sweat, and cheers at the 23rd Annual Atascadero All Comers Track & Field meet on July 13, 20, and 27 at the Atascadero High School (amazing) Memorial Stadium. The schedule of events is below. See you there!
Atascadero All Comers Track Meet 2022
When: Wednesdays in July | July 13, 20, 27
Open field events start at 5:30 p.m., running events start at 6 p.m., Invitational Discus at 3:30 p.m., and Open Discus at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Atascadero High School Track
Parking: Atascadero High School “lower Lot,” located off Atascadero Avenue on “Nacimiento Ave.”
Entry Fee: $5 per person. Please bring exact change.
Events: Discus, Pole Vault, Shot Put, Long Jump, High Jump, Turbo Javelin, 100/110m High Hurdles, 4X100m Relay, Kids (6 & under) little hurdles, 400m, 1500m/Mile, 100m, 800m, 200m, 3000m (the last night).
Awards: Ribbons to first through 4th in each event and all other participants that are 12 years old and under.
Other: The concession stand will be open, serving pizza, drinks, and other snacks.
If you are interested in volunteering, contact Robyn Schmidt at email@example.com.
We hope to see you on the track, and always remember that the most important factor is to Have Fun!