Nearly 400 athletes from Surrey and beyond participated in this year’s Special Track Meet, held last week at the South Surrey oval.
Sunny skies prevailed over the upbeat event – in its seventh year – where athletes tested their mettle at events including long jump, frisbee throw, an obstacle course and more on May 12 and 13.
Held over two days for the first time – organizers decided to add a day after 150 kids had to be put on a wait list last year – it was clearly an event well-anticipated.
“It’s the best day of the year for me, by far,” said Debbie Green, an education assistant at William Watson Elementary and one of the meet’s organizers.
“I’m a champion,” one young participant beamed.
In addition to the various sports, athletes and volunteers got to dance on the track, before wrapping up the day with a relay. As well, event founder Margaret Geddes, now principal of George Greenaway Elementary, and co-organizer Connie McLean, took a spin on special racing bikes – the result of a new element to involve community groups.