About the Events

All students and staff will compete together, but staff can only enter two staff members or one team in an event final assuming they qualify to the final round of that event through time, distance or rank.

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 (38m): 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 Mixed Team Relay: 4 x 40m mixed relay with two boys and two girls from the same grade band

Power Throw: Boys and Girls

In this event athletes will be throwing a weight ball as far as they can with or without a running start with both hands or over the head. Athletes will be given a 10m running area to run and throw the ball as far as they can. If an athlete runs past the 10m line the throw 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.

Biathlon Run: Boys and Girls

This is an event where athletes will have to use their running and throwing skills to complete the run as fast as they can. Athletes will run around the short track 10 times (400m) and stop every 3 laps (120m) to throw 1 tennis sized ball into a bucket. After athletes throw the ball on lap nine the athletes will run one lap as fast as they can to the finish line. An athlete must make the ball into the bucket to continue running in this event. When athletes are throwing the ball into the bucket they must stand 7m away from the target for it to count. The athlete with the fastest time will win the event.

Sports Cross: Boys and Girls

In this event athletes will pull themselves a distance of 20m across the floor on a scooter using a rope. The athlete who reaches the other side first wins. Athletes can chose to sit or lay on the scooter, but they cannot use any body part to to move themselves forward or in any direction. Athletes can only use their hands to pull the rope. The ropes will be tied onto the other side of the wall. During this sprint event athletes who fall off their scooters may get back on without any body part touching the ground and start pulling themselves to the finish line. This can be run as a time trial final or a final with a maximum of four athletes at one time.

Slalom Sprint: Boys and Girls

In this event athletes will run while weaving in and out of cones using their speed and agility. Athletes will run up 20m and back 20m while weaving in and out of 7 cones that are spaced 2m apart from each other in a straight line. The total distance for this event is 40m. Athletes will face off head to head (1 vs 1) and this event can either be run as a time trial for the best time or qualifying rounds. At no time may any athlete skip any of the cones, go in another athletes lane or knock over more than one cone during a race. The fastest time will win the event. All cones must be 18 inches tall.

Hurdle Sprint: Boys and Girls

In this event athletes will run and hurdle over cones using their speed and agility. Athletes will run up 18m and back 18m while hurdling/jumping over 4 cones that are spaced 3m apart from each other in a straight line. The total distance for this event is 36m. Athletes will face off head to head (1 vs 1) and this event can either be run as a time trial for the best time or qualifying rounds. At no time may any athlete knock over or go around any cones during this event. All cones must be 18 inches tall.

Warrior Rival: Mixed

This is an event where athletes will compete one on one against each in a tug-of-war match to gain as many points as possible. Athletes will compete with people in their own class to gain points. As soon as the athlete concedes or loses a match that will be their total score. This event is mixed and only wins count for points. Boys will compete with the boys first and then the girls to gain points whereas the girls will start competing with the girls following the same format. The highest score will win the competition.

Sprint Cross: Boys and Girls (New event in WCS 2023)

This is an event where athletes will use their agility and speed to weave in and out of cones and hurdling over cones in the same race. The event will have two athletes compete head to head (1 vs 1) over 30m to see who has the fastest time. There will be three sets of cones spaced 2m apart and three sets of low hurdles (cones) spaced 3m apart. At no point may any athlete miss or knock over any cones during the race. The fastest time will win. All cones must be 18 inches tall.

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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.

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.

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 has a challenge time of 12 hours.