Frequently asked questions
Please scroll down for answers to common questions about registration, competition, and day-of information. If you still have a question, please see our Contact page and send us an e-mail.
What is Pride Meet?
Pride Meet attracts athletes from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Pride Meet is designed to provide athletes of all sexual orientations and gender identities with an opportunity to compete together in a welcoming environment. We proudly serve both the LGBTQ sport community and the general track & field community.
When and where will Pride Track & Field Meet be held in 2021?
The Pride Track & Field Meet will take place virtually this year, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The official competition window will be June 11 – 27, 2021; all results submitted for consideration must take place during this window.
What is new for 2021?
After the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Pride Meet due to the global pandemic, we committed to finding a way to bring back Pride Meet for 2021. San Francisco continues to lead the nation in its efforts of minimize the number of residents directly affected by Covid-19; while the city’s vaccination rates outpace California and the nation as a whole, the city of San Francisco maintains its strict limits on in-person events, so we will be holding a Virtual Track and Field Meet this June 11 – 27, 2021.
How do I register?
For assistance with registering, please shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is a Virtual Track and Field Meet?
Instead of competing on a specific date/time at a specific venue, you can participate from your home facilities against athletes from around the world. Whether you have access to full track facilities or are only able to run around the block or throw in your backyard, we want to allow everyone to participate in the competition. Participants in running events will have the opportunity to submit GPS-tracking files for verification, team captains can certify their team’s entries, and all others will self-certify their results. This is NOT a USATF-sanctioned event; it is purely a fun event with some friendly competition while we eagerly await the return of in-person events.
When can I compete?
The results submission window opens at 12:00am PDT on Friday June 11th, 2021 and closes at 11:59pm PDT on Sunday June 27th, 2021. All competition attempts must occur and be submitted within this window. You may attempt each event multiple times, but please only submit your best result for each event.
Where does my registration fee go?
Pride Meet is a fundraiser for the San Francisco Track and Field Club. We provide coached practices for our sprinting, our middle/long distance, and our throwing training groups, which are free and open to all; SFTFC is a registered 501c3 nonprofit. Additionally, we are partnering this year with the San Francisco – Marin Food Bank, which has been feeding families in need of food assistance for 34 years. If you’d like to make a donation to the SF-Marin Food Bank, you may do so during registration.
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