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Frequently asked questions

Please scroll down for answers to common questions about registration, competition, and the day of the previous meets. If you still have a question, please see our Contact page and send us an e-mail.


When and where will Pride Track & Field Meet be held in 2020?

The Pride Track & Field Meet was cancelled due the the coronavirus pandemic. The Pride Meet will return on June 19, 2021.

Will the Pride Track & Field Meet be held the weekend of San Francisco Pride (June 29 – 30, 2019)?

The Pride Track & Field Meet is NOT being held the weekend of San Francisco Pride. It is the weekend before.

What will the weather be like?

Weather in Hayward is usually pleasant in June, varying from average high of 73°F to average low of 57°F, with average precipitation of 0.00 inch.


How do I register if I am not a USATF member?

USATF membership number is optional. You can register (online or offline) without a USATF membership number.

The online registration system is not accepting my USATF membership number.

You must be a current USATF member for this year. If you do not remember your USATF number, you can use the member number lookup function at the USATF login page.

I have accessed the Pride Track & Field Meet event signup page, but I cannot get the system to accept my event entry.

For each event, the USATF system requires you to fill in the fields for your previous mark with the location and date, for seeding purposes. You can enter an estimate or NM (no mark) if you do not have a prior mark.

Can I add events after I have completed my online registration?

Yes. On the Registration page, see Manage registration section. You can access the USATF system and update your registration online.


Can I add events at the meet?

Yes. You may add events free of charge on the day of Pride Meet.

Can I switch events at the meet?

Yes. See the Clerk of the Course. For morning events, inform the Clerk about your changes as soon as you can. For afternoon events, we require changes by 11:00 am. Please inquire at check-in if you think you may change events.

How do I sign up for relays?

You can form teams the day of the meet. Please indicate your interest on sign-up sheets at check-in.

Are 1/4″ X-mas tree spikes allowed, or are only pyramid spikes allowed?

All 1/4″ spikes will be allowed.

How many attempts do I get for jump and throw events?

All field competitors, except High Jump and Pole Vault, will get four attempts.

Facilities / Day of the meet

Is there parking near the track? How much does it cost?

Yes, there are a couple of parking lots. Please see our Venue page and find a link to parking map.

Are there lockers or changing rooms at the track?

There are no storage facilities and each individual should look after his or her personal belongings. There are bathroom facilities near the track.

Are food or drinks available at the meet?

It’s best to bring your own food and drink, as you would to any track meet. While refreshments are not being provided at the track, there are some services available near campus a short distance away.