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Olympic Day at High Springs BMX!
June 15 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
June 15 will be our 7th annual Olympic Day Race. This is a FREE event, with no membership required. Even rider who have used a one-day trial or have expired memberships can ride on Olympic Day!! So join us and celebrate the Olympic pillars of move, learn and discover and help us celebrate our favorite Olympic Sport: BMX Racing!!
June 15, 2019
Gates open at 5:30pm with registration and practice until 7:30pm
Racing starts at approximately 8pm and should be complete before 9pm.
Riders can just ride practice or practice and race.
Special Olympic Day Participant Certificate Awards
Olympic theme activities for riders and non-riders will also be available throughout the evening
What do you need to bring and do to ride the track on Olympic Day?
Riders MUST wear long pants and long sleeve shirts and closed toed shoes to ride on the track
Riders SHOULD bring their own bike – it does not have to be a race bike – kids will be more familiar with their own and have more fun on the track!
Full face helmets only (the track will loan helmets to anyone who does not have one)
No training wheels
Balance bikes/push bikes/strider bikes are allowed (full face helmet not required; please bring your own)
Parents will need to sign a waiver for each rider
Anyone can ride, including adults, rider with expired memberships or prior one-day memberships
What is Olympic Day?
Olympic Day is celebrated all around the world: hundreds of thousands of people – young and old – get moving and participate in sporting and cultural activities, such as runs, exhibitions, music and educational seminars. Over the last two decades, the event has helped to spread the Olympic ideals to every corner of the world.
Olympic Day was introduced in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris. The goal was to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability.
Over the last 20 years, Olympic Day has been associated with Olympic Day Runs all over the world. From 45 participating National Olympic Committees (NOCs) in the first edition in 1987, today the large majority of the 205 NOCs is joining in. What’s more, many of the participating NOCs are in Africa – proving the event’s worldwide appeal.
Nowadays, Olympic Day is developing into much more than just a sports event. Based on the three pillars “move”, “learn” and “discover”, National Olympic Committees are organizing sports, cultural and educational activities. Some countries have incorporated the event into the school curriculum and, in recent years, many NOCs have added concerts and exhibitions to the celebration. Recent NOC activities have included meetings for children and young people with top athletes and the development of new web sites directing people to programs in their neighborhood. This makes it easier for everybody to become part of Olympic Day