Athletics Manitoba runs a variety of school based programs throughout the year.

Each fall we distribute the “Annual Information Package” that contains program descriptions, funding opportunities, forms and registration/schedule information.

If you know which program you are looking for, you can navigate their directly by using the School Programs drop down list.

If you’d like to have your school added to the mailing list for next year – please email technical@athleticsmanitoba.com

Junior High School Track Attack Series
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Sponsored & Sanctioned by Athletics Manitoba

This grassroots track and field series is open to any school with grades 7, 8 and 9 students, that registers as an Athletics Manitoba School member.

All four meets will be run at the James Daley Fieldhouse in the Max Bell Centre at the University of Manitoba from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Each school must participate in the running of the meet and will need 2 adults plus 4 – 6 students in order to handle their function at the meet.

Jobs will be assigned prior to the first event and the same job will be done at each of the 4 meets (e.g. Long jump, officiating, timing, etc.).

This is a 4 Meet Series spread over the months of January to March. 

High School Track & Field Championship Series
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Sanctioned by Athletics Manitoba and hosted by the University of Manitoba Bison Track & Field Team

Eligibility:  Entry is open to all high school teams in Manitoba, that register as an Athletics Manitoba School member.  Individual entries from schools will be accepted on a case by case basis (based on supervision of athletes and payment of entries).

Categories:   (High School Eligibility Rules)

Junior Varsity  Girls                   Varsity Girls
Junior Varsity  Boys                   Varsity Boys

As per MHSAA Rules:

In order to qualify for the Junior  competition, the athlete must meet the following requirements:

  1. Participating athletes must be under the age of 17 as of midnight of the current school year, August 31st.
  2. Students are eligible to participate in Junior Varsity for 2 years.  In determining the two-year clause, member schools must count grade 9 as the first year.  The athlete’s eligibility begins upon enrollment in grade 9 and is allowed two consecutive years of competition from time of enrollment in grade 9.

Junior athletes competing in any events in the Senior category, must then compete in all of their events in the Senior category.      

  • Junior Varsity Girls Hurdles                30”          12m to the first hurdle         7.5m spacing between hurdles.
  • Varsity Girls Hurdles                            33”          13m to the first hurdle         8.0m spacing between hurdles.
  • Junior Varsity Boys Hurdles                33”          13m to the first hurdle         8.5m spacing between hurdles.
  • Varsity Boys Hurdles                            36”          13m to the first hurdle         8.5m spacing between hurdles.
  • Junior Varsity & Varsity Girls Shot Put                              4kg
  • Junior Varsity Boys Shot Put                                              4kg
  • Varsity Boys Shot Put                                                          5kg

Schedule:

The meets will be run at the James Daly Fieldhouse in the Max Bell Centre at the University of Manitoba  from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Athletics Manitoba Elementary Relays
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This grassroots track and field series is open to any Elementary school, that registers as an Athletics Manitoba School member.

The meet will be run at the James Daley Fieldhouse in the Max Bell Centre at the University of Manitoba from 10:00 a.m. to approximately 2:30 p.m.   

This meet consists of the following events:

4 x Shot Put – total distance of 1 throw each of 4 team members (2.73kg / 6 lb. Shot).
4 x Long Jump – total distance of 1 jump each of 4 team members.
8 x 40M Shuttle Relay – 8 team members run 40M each (back & forth shuttle style)
4 x 200M Relay – each of 4 team members runs a lap

All students receive a participation ribbon and Awards of Recognition are awarded to the school with the most points in each grade category.

Athletics Manitoba Provincial Junior High Championships
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Sponsored & Sanctioned by Athletics Manitoba

This grassroots track and field meet is open to student in grades 7, 8 and 9.

Students and/or schools must either be registered Athletics Manitoba members, or take out a day membership for that meet (School or individual).

Athletes advance from their school and divisional meets.  All those who place first, second or third at a school meet automatically are invited, as well as anyone who meet or exceed the outlined standards. Athletes will be allowed to advance in up to three events and a relay for the Championship.

The Championships may be used as identification for provincial team opportunities including Power Smart Manitoba Games and the U16 Provincial Team.

This meet will occur Thursday, June 13th 2024.

MILK Cross-Country Championships
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Date: September 27th, 2023

Location: La Barrière Park

Grades Distances
Grades 4 to 8 (M/F) 2000m
Grades 9 & 10 (F) 3000m
Grades 9 & 10 (M) 4000m
Grades 11 & 12 (F) 4000m
Grades 11 &12 (M) 5000m

VOLUNTEERS: 

Each school must provide one volunteer for this event. Volunteer names must be submitted to Courtney at technical@athleticsmanitoba.com prior to the event. Roles will be assigned and distributed via e-mail.   

Simplot Games
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“It is our vision to turn over a world to our children and grandchildren that is better than we found it.”
– Scott Simplot, Chairman of the Simplot Company Board of Directors and son of company founder, J.R. Simplot.

The annual J.R.Simplot Company‐sponsored event has become one of the nation’s premier high school indoor track and field events since it was first held in 1979.
Although the 2,000 athletes from 20 different states, Canada, Mexico and Australia who travel to Pocatello come to shine under Holt Arena’s bright lights, the Simplot Games weekend itself is about more than just standing atop a podium.

School Summer Outreach Program
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Athletics Manitoba Outreach Program 2021-2022

Athletics Manitoba is pleased to offer an outreach program once again to schools to help assist with training and competition for the 2021-22 Indoor and Outdoor Track Seasons. The long-term goal of this program is to develop and support a strong feeder system for Manitoba Games and other regional and provincial competitions. 

The program is targeted at grades 5 through 9 (U14 and U16 athletes) as an introduction to further Athletics training and running, jumping, and throwing events; however, depending on the size of the school and the number of athletes, high school students can be engaged in the program as well. The resources from this program are designed to help athlete’s transition from an introductory Run Jump Throw Wheel program into more advanced technical program.  

We are offering in-person clinics from our clinicians for interested schools throughout the winter and into the summer. This includes the opportunity for athletes with a disability to try out para-athletics events (see next page for more information). Interest schools will also be able to access instructional videos that can be used as a teaching tool. 

Diana Stevens Legacy Fund
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Diana Stevens had a deep and passionate love of grassroots Track and Field in Manitoba.  She loved what the sport could do for all children, how it encouraged healthy living, gave confidence to athletes, and gave athletes of any ability or age the opportunity to be a part of a team.  Diana was an enormous supporter of the many Athletics Manitoba’s school based programs and the children that these programs impacted.  Her passion to create a positive environment, help young athletes learn to train for Track and Field, and grow through sport were paramount in all the programs that she developed.

The Diana Stevens Fund will support school based programs in the province.  Each year elementary schools will be encouraged to apply to the Diana Stevens Legacy Fund that will allow them to invest into their already established programs.  This Fund is designed to help offset the cost participating in Track and Field; removing barriers to participation.  The Diana Stevens Legacy fund will help one school a year continue to live out Diana’s passion of reaching children through Track and Field . For the 2021/22 school year two schools will be receive the funding through the Diana Stevens Legacy fund in the amount of $400.00

(Please note that schools will not be awarded the funding in successive years.)