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Kids ages 9 to 14 can compete in Hershey’s Track and Field Games on May 3 at Red Mountain High School in Mesa. The competition is free to participate and will begin at 9 a.m.

The competition will include the 50 meter, 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter and 4x100 relay races. Competition in the standing long jump and softball throw will also be during game day.

Participants will compete for a chance to qualify for the North American Final in Hershey, P.

All participants must register by submitting a Hershey entry and City of Mesa waiver.

To register, participants can submit paperwork to Mesa Recreation Specialist Lacy Bienkowski via email at They c an also drop it off in person to the Parks and Recreation Office located at 200 S. Center, Building 1, Mesa, AZ 85210. Pre-registration ends May 1 at noon. Participants can register on-site at the event from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

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