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Power Walk

SCHEDULE:  2024 WSO Powerwalk

 

Men/Women - Order of Events (All Age Groups) 
 

DIVISIONS:

5-Year Age Brackets: 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+, 85+, 90+, 95+, 100+, 105+
Games officials reserve the right to cancel any event or combine age divisions due to insufficient entries.
 

SPORT FEE:

$60 Registration Fee - Plus $20.00/or $10.00 Venue Fee
 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

Final Registration Deadline – July 20                                                                                   

Thursday, August 1                                                                                        

6:30 am - 10:00 am, Central High School                                                              

6:30 am - M/W 1500M

Friday, August 2                                                                                                

6:30 am - 10:00 am, Lions Park - Greenway                                                          

6:30 am - M/W 5k
 

VENUES:                                                                                                              

Central High School                                                                                              

5500 Education Dr.                                                                                                

Cheyenne, WY 82009
 

Lions Park - Greenway                                                                                          

789-829 S Lions Park Dr.                                                                        

Cheyenne, WY 82001 

REGISTRATION RULES:
• All athletes are required to read and understand the rules.

FORMAT / RULES:
NSGA 2025 Rules Apply
 

1. Courses and formats for the 1500M and 5K will be determined by the availability of facilities in the host city.

2. The circuit for 5 km should be conducted on the road in a recommended loop of 1000M and 500M between turn around to turn around.

The 1500M Power Walk can be held on a road course or a track.

SPORT RULES:

1. All Power Walking events will be conducted in accordance with USA Track & Field rules, except as modified herein. For a copy of these rules, please visit the USATF website www.usatf.org or call: USA Track & Field 132 East Washington St., Suite 800 Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 261-0500

2. No canes, walkers, headphones, cell phones or water bottles allowed during the event. Power Walk is a monitored event in which an athlete can be disqualified. Power Walking, while very similar to Race Walking, does not have the same technical requirements.

a) One foot must be on the ground at all times. Loss of contact with the ground is forbidden.

b) Each advancing foot strike must be heel to toe at all times. Striking with the toe or ball of the advancing foot is considered running.

c) Creeping, where the lead toe strikes prior to the heel and knee are bent into a running form is forbidden.

d) A slightly bent knee is the accepted form but a bent knee in a running or jogging form is forbidden.

e) Running or jogging mode is forbidden.

f) Any violation in the last 100 meters as determined by a single judge is reason for immediate disqualification.

g) The advancing leg as it moves forward (and when the heel strikes) the ground; it does not have to be completely locked as it passes under the body. Soft knee is acceptable, however, over-excessive bent knee is deemed to be in a creeping or running shuffle is not acceptable and subject to disqualification.

h) Unsportsmanlike conduct can result in disqualification by the judges, monitors or race official.

i) Disqualification will result when an athlete is judged to be in violation of the above rules in three separate instances by three separate officials or monitors or race director during the course of the race competition.
 

MEDALS:

In each class and age division, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the top three scores. There will be no tie-breakers. Ties will be given identical medals.
 

COMMISSIONER:  Charli Hetherington

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