Winner will be Crowned “L.A.’s Fastest Five-Year Old” during Premier Track and Field Event at The Home Depot Center
Carson, CA (April 28, 2009) – The adidas Track Classic, one of the premier track and field meets in the country, and Olympic gold medalist and Southern California native Allyson Felix today announced a Southland search for “L.A.’s Fastest Five-Year Old.”
Kids five years and younger can sign up at www.adidastrackclassic.com. Space is limited so parents are encouraged to register early.
Registered participants will compete in preliminary heats Wednesday, May 13 at 2 p.m. PDT. Finalists will vie for the crown during the adidas Track Classic May 16 at The Home Depot Center with only one boy or girl earning the distinction as “L.A.’s Fastest 5-year old.”
Felix, who attended Los Angeles Baptist High School and is a University of Southern California graduate is a two-time Olympic silver medalist and the reigning world champion over 200m. She also won her first Olympic gold medal last year in Beijing as a member of the United States’ women’s 4x400m relay team.
Featuring some of the best athletes from across the globe, the adidas Track Classic has showcased track and field superstars from more than two-dozen nations including World Champions Tyson Gay, Jeremy Wariner, Allyson Felix and Meseret Defar.
Among the biggest changes to this year’s event will be a move to an evening program that will allow for world class times in the middle and long distance races, while still taking advantage of Southern California’s warmth and the Home Depot Center’s fast track for the sprints. The meet will begin at 4 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ESPN2 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. PDT.
Produced by Global Athletics & Marketing, Inc., the adidas Track Classic is the third stop on USA Track & Field’s Visa Championship Series. Tickets, from $40 (finish line) down to $10, are now available by calling Ticketmaster at 213-480-3232 or visiting www.Ticketmaster.com. For group sales, call 1-877-AEG-TICKETS. Visit the event website at www.adidasTrackClassic.com for updates and more information.