Hershey's Track & Field Games

Created in 1975, the Hershey's Track & Field Games is the largest youth sports program of its kind in the United States and Canada. Meets take place in every state and every province in North America, and the grand finale — the North American Final Meet — takes place in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

The goal of Hershey's Track & Field Games is to introduce children to physical fitness through basic events like running, jumping and throwing. But the program also strives to encourage children to reach their potential and develop a sense of accomplishment.

For more information, visit www.hersheystrackandfield.com.


Athletes must compete at a local meet within their respective districts to qualify and participate in their district meet.

Central District Meet:

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 11am at Manchester Middle School (7401 Hull St. Road Richmond, VA 23235). Check in begins at 10am.

Eastern District Meet:

Saturday, June 14, 2014, 10am at Churchland High School (4301 Cedar Lane Portsmouth, VA 23703).  Check in begins at 9:00 am.

Northern District Meet:

Saturday, May 31, 2014, 9am at George Mason High School (7124 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA 22043).

Southwestern District Meet:

Saturday, June 14, 2014, 6pm at Patrick Henry High School (31437 Hillman Highway Glade Spring, VA 24340).  Check in begins at 5:30 pm.

Western District Meet:

Saturday, June 14, 2014, 11am at Broadway High School (269 Gobbler Drive Broadway, VA 22815). Check in begins at 10am and meet starts promptly at 11am.

Athletes must qualify at their respective district meets to compete in the state meet.


Saturday, June 21, 2014, 11am at Western Albemarle High School (5941 Rockfish Gap Turnpike Crozet, VA 22932). Check in begins at 10am and meet starts promptly at 11am.

Virginia Representatives

State Coordinator
Paul Berryman
Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation
(757) 426-0022

Central District Coordinator
Justin Bullock
Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Public Facilities
(540) 847-3009

Eastern District Coordinator
Chad Gray
Portsmouth Parks & Recreation
(757) 393-8481

Northern District Coordinator
Jennifer Lainhart
Arlington County Parks & Recreation
(703) 228-1809

Southwestern District Coordinator
Eric Grossman
Emory, VA
(276) 232-0396

Western District Coordinator
Bart Bridges
Rockingham County Parks & Recreation
(540) 564-3160