Joe Kovacs, photo by PhotoRun.net
Ajee’ Wilson, photo by PhotoRun.net
The NYRR Millrose Games will be held February 8, 2019. In its 113th year, the Millrose Games is always a crowd pleaser. Tickets go on sale on 21 October 2019.
Recently crowned World Champion and Olympic silver medalist shot put specialist
Joe Kovacs and 800-meter American record holder AjeÃ© Wilson performed before a sold-out Armory crowd during the 112th NYRR Millrose Games.
NEW YORK, October 18, 2019 – The NYRR Millrose Games is returning to The Armory’s New Balance Track & Field Center for the ninth consecutive year, with the 113th edition of the historic meet scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 8th, 2020. Tickets for this meet go on sale at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 21st, and the event is expected to sell out quickly.
“With 2020 being an Olympic year we know that the best athletes will be wanting to compete at the NYRR Millrose Games as they take aim for Tokyo, said NYRR Millrose Games Meet Director Ray Flynn. “We will have another spectacular meet.”
Last season’s NYRR Millrose Games was one for the history books, highlighted by Yomif Kejelcha’s thrilling assault on the world record in the men’s NYRR Wanamaker Mile. The middle distance events were enthralling from start to finish, as Donavan Brazier and AjeÃ© Wilson each set American records in the 800-meter run. In the field events, Ryan Crouser and Joe Kovacs put on a show from the infield, with Crouser unleashing the longest indoor throw in the past 17 years.
The NYRR Millrose Games is the most storied event in indoor track and field. The Millrose Games moved to the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory in Washington Heights in 2012 after having called Madison Square Garden home from 1914 to 2011. The Games – established by employees of Wanamaker’s Department Store – features track and field’s most prolific male and female stars as well as collegiate, high school, club and youth competitors. More than 200 athletes share the distinction of being both Millrose and Olympic champions. In November of 2013, the New York Road Runners became the title sponsor of the NYRR Millrose Games, which is owned by The Armory Foundation. The NYRR Millrose Games is a USATF television series event, and The Armory Foundation appreciates the support of USA Track & Field.
The Armory Foundation is proud to host the dozens of Olympians and world champions who will test their talents once more. With highest-level competition at the youth, high school, collegiate, club, and professional levels, there is truly something for everyone at the NYRR Millrose Games.
Stay tuned throughout the next few months to see which athletes will attempt to top last year’s feats, as fields for each event will be announced on a rolling schedule. Visit www.nyrrmillrosegames.org or call 212-923-1803 x7200to buy tickets, starting Monday, October 21st.
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About New York Road Runners (NYRR)
NYRR’s mission is to help and inspire people through running. Since 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization. NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, community events, free youth running initiatives and school programs, the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year, from children to seniors, with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to Run for Life. NYRR’s premier event, and the largest marathon in the world, is the TCS New York City Marathon. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features 50,000 runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. To learn more, visit www.nyrr.org.
About The Armory Foundation
The Armory is a New York City non-profit institution, with the mission of “Keeping Kids on Track.” Each season The Armory– the proud home of the NYRR Millrose Games — hosts more than 100 track & field meets and welcomes more than 220,000 athlete visits. Among its many youth sports and educational programs, including the acclaimed Armory College Prep program, The Armory runs the leading collegiate indoor track meet with the Dr. Sander Invitational, and hosts the largest high school indoor track meets with this year’s 25th Hispanic Games, The New Balance Games, and the New Balance Nationals Indoors. The Armory also runs Columbia & NewYork – Presbyterian Indoor Marathon presented by New York Road Runners, which is the world’s largest indoor marathon relay. The Armory is also the home to the National Track & Field Hall of Fame and dozens of very large education-focused events. For more: Please visit Armory.NYC and ArmoryTra
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