About the Events

Short Track Running: Boys and Girls

This is an event where athletes will have to use their speed in combination with their drifting skills in order to make those tight turns around a very short track. This track is made up of cones that you must go around on the outside. All athletes will run counterclockwise for these events. At no time may any athletes jump or skip around the cones.

40m Dash: 1 lap with a straight lane start (run as time trial or 4 in a final)

120m Sprint: 3 laps with waterfall start (run as time trial or 6 in a final)

200m Run: 5 laps with waterfall start (run as final only with a maximum of 9 athletes)

160m Relay: team of four athletes will run one lap – 40m (run as final with a maximum of 5 teams)

Step Challenge: Mixed (students, staff and community)

This is an event where athletes will compete against each other to see how many steps they can get for a certain duration of time. Athletes will use the Fitbit App with either a Fitbit tracking device or with MobileTrack. The medalists of these events will have the top three most steps in that event for a certain duration of time. To qualify for an event an athlete must have at least 20,000 steps on their Fitbit account within or from the previous week. If you are using a Peloton Stationary Bike your fitness tracking data will be accepted for competition with a conversion rate of 105 steps for one minute for an average pace of 10 mph. Each one mph average increase the athlete will add 20 additional steps for each minute of activity. Nothing below a 10 mph pace on a Peloton Stationary Bike will be accepted for any Fitbit Challenge Event. If you decide to use the Peloton Stationary Bike you cannot use any other Fitbit tracker for your steps. All events will start at 12 midnight and end at 11:59 PM the day the event ends. If qualifying rounds need to take place 10 athletes will be placed in a one day challenge where five will either qualify to the next round or to the finals. Qualifying rounds may be used at the game organizers discretion. Each event is a mixed event where boys and girls will compete against each other. All Fitbit data must be synced or submitted directly to the games organizer 12 hours after each event ends. If an athlete has a step count of 0 after 48 hours from the start of the event they will be removed from the list. A team can still continue without one of their members and if the athlete starts getting steps they may still contribute to their team. Students and staff will compete together in these events. The games organizer may choose to use another tracking app other than Fitbit as the primary app used to compete in the events.

Sprint: Count your steps for one day

Run: Count your steps for five days, this event can be completed on it’s own or at the same time as the Team Pursuit

Team Pursuit: Count steps for a team of two people for five days and there are no restrictions for choosing team members just as long as they are part of the community of the school. This could include staff, students, parents and family members.

Power Throw Competition: Boys and Girls

In this event athletes will be bouncing a weight ball as far as they can with a running start. Athletes will be given a 10 m running area to run and bounce the ball as far as they can. If an athlete runs past or bounces the ball past the 10 m line the bounce will be considered no good. In this event each athlete will get three attempts. Girls and boys will use a weight of 4.4 lbs. The ball should be around 8 inches wide and no more than 12 inches wide. If there is a tie between two or more athletes the rank will be decided on who threw the same distance first, second and third. If it is a tie between what attempt the distance is thrown and the actual distance itself then a final throw will be given to those athletes and this will continue until there’s a winner. This event can run as heats by distance or by a final with a maximum of 8 athletes.

Skeleton Glide: Boys and Girls

This is an event where athletes will run and jump on a scooter head first on their belly sliding on a smooth surface. The total distance of the glide is 20 m and athletes will start at the 1 m line and have until the 7 m line to push their scooter as fast as they can and then jump on head first on their belly and glide the rest of the way to 20 m. In this event the fastest time will win. Athletes may use one scooter and up to three scooters connected together as long as you go head first and land and jump on the scooters using your belly. You cannot use your hands on the floor to help you glide or steer your scooter or scooters. This event can run as heats by time or by a final with a maximum of 8 athletes.

Biathlon Run: Boys and Girls

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In this event athletes will use their speed, endurance and throwing skills while they run around a short track 80m) 10 times. Athletes must stop after lap 2, lap 4 and lap 6 (3 times) and throw three tennis balls into a bucket from 5m away. Each tennis ball that is missed will have a penalty wait time of 3 seconds before an athlete can continue running laps. An athlete can only throw one tennis ball at a time, but this can be done quickly even before the ball hits the bucket. If an athlete does not attempt to throw in all of the tennis balls on any attempt they will be disqualified. An athlete can possibly have a 9 second wait time before they continue running their laps. After an athlete attempts or makes all three tennis balls into the bucket after lap 6 they will run 4 laps to finish the event. Athletes will use their running speed and endurance along with their throwing skills to complete this event. The fastest time will win. This event must be run as a final with a maximum of 8 athletes.

Archrival Competition: Mixed

Target Throw: In this event athletes will throw a tennis ball into a bucket at certain distances away. The entire length of distance from the bucket is 20 m and all athletes that are competing in this event will start 5 m away from the bucket. An athlete has three attempts at each distance and must make it into the bucket on one of those attempts to move on to the next distance. All athletes who make it at the 5 m line will advance 1 m and this will continue at each meter or until all athletes except for one have been eliminated. If two or more athletes make it to the 20 m line all athletes get three attempts at the 20 m distance and whoever misses first will be eliminated from the competition. The same rule applies if there are three athletes left in the competition when 20 m has not been reached. If one athlete beats everyone at a certain distance they are automatically the winner. The rest of the athletes would be competing for second and third place. If only three athletes make it passed a certain distance then they would keep moving up until there was one athlete left in the competition. Also if there are two or three athletes left in the competition they may all choose to do a final rival at that distance. When a final rival is in play all remaining two or three athletes who play until there was one person left in the competition. The advantage will be given to the athletes who make it in the bucket on their first attempt. If all remaining athletes make it on the same attempt or not make it at all the final rival will reset at the same distance. This event must be run as a final with a maximum of 24 athletes.

Warrior Rival Competition Boys and Girls

In this event athletes will stand on a mat that is approximately 8 ft in length and try to push the other opponent off of the mat using a soft plush mat with handles that acts like a long shield. Athletes may only push each other using these plush mats with handles. Once an athlete is pushed off the mat or their foot touches the floor they would be out and their opponent would earn one point. During each match in a preliminary round it takes three points to win and then in a final it would take five points to win. Final matches would be the gold medal match and the bronze medal match. Each athlete must use a spotter to catch them if they fall. The spotter will stand behind them during each match. This event must be run as a final where athletes are randomly placed against each other to determine who goes to the finals and wins the event.

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Competition Criteria for WCS Events:

Individual Events: minimum of eight (8) athletes

Team Events and Relays: minimum of five (5) teams

Events that run a final at the same time must have camera recorded official timing using a stationary platform with a wide view of the start/finish line showing a side view of the athletes. A minimum of a mobile phone and camera app must be used.

School staff can choose to make their events mixed if the above criteria cannot be met.

Elite Competition Event:

Short Track Running: Athletes will be chosen from all of the Short Track Running events and the Biathlon Run to run an elite 10 lap race (500m) and the winner will receive a $20 Amazon gift card. Athletes who earned 4th place or better in an event will qualify for this elite round automatically. The field will be filled with any remaining spots until the athlete count reaches 8 in total. The only way that more than 8 athletes will qualify is either by earning top four in an event or breaking the games record during a qualifying or final round in at least one of the events for Short Track Running or in the Biathlon Run.

One Time Event:

A one time event may be added by the games organizer at any time for the Winter Championship Series. The one time events are non medal events, but will still remain on the official results. The games organizer may decide to keep the event for the following year where then it will be a medalist event. Only one “one time event” may be added during the Winter Championship Series for that year. Only events that are added prior to the start of the games will be valid medalist events.

Challenge Period:

A challenge period is reserved for other athletes and spectators to challenge the validity of results, but this challenge period will only be open for a maximum of 12 hours after an event ends. After the time specified for the events no more challenges will be accepted and results will be final. A challenge must be immediately presented (within 15 minutes) for a racing or throwing event. Events that athletes compete in at different times such as Skeleton Glide and the Step Challenge have a challenge time of 12 hours.