The Fast Start Track and Field Invitational is a day-long event aimed at providing the children of our community with a unique opportunity to participate in the great sport of track and field.

Participating Schools
The participating schools are the public schools which comprise the Winter Park Consortium of Schools (as established by the Winter Park Health Foundation). Those schools include: Aloma, Audubon Park, Brookshire, Cheney, Dommerich, Hungerford, Lakemont, and Lake Sybelia elementary schools.

Scheduled Events
The running events include the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 4×100 relay, and 4×400 relay. The field events include the shot put and long jump. Each participating school promotes the event within their school and identifies interested athletes to participate. The schools then slot their student athletes into the events and help prepare the athletes for their event prior to race day.

Colors and School Spirit!
Each student athlete is provided with a color-coded T-shirt and is encouraged to wear the shirt on race day. The inaugural event promoted a great deal of school spirit within the participating student athletes and their families, with the grandstands roaring for and encouraging their schoolmates.

Timing of Events
Once we have a final count of registrants, we will establish specific times for each of the events. In mid-January, we will send home a final schedule and communicate the events in which your child has been registered.

Pre-race Pasta Party
We intend to once again host a pre-race pasta party and is to be held on Friday, January 30, 2014 at WPHS Cafeteria. Olive Garden has graciously agreed to support Fast Start and will be providing the food. However, to ensure we have enough food for everyone, we are requiring families to pre-register and pay in advance. The cost per person is $5.00 (children 2 and under are free) and tickets can be purchased via PayPal by selecting the number of meals below and clicking the “Pay Now” button. You’ll be directed to a secure PayPal website where you’ll be able to securely enter your credit card information. Thanks. We look forward to seeing you at the Pre-race Pasta Party and/or at the Fast Start event on the 1st of February.