11/15 UPDATE: Governor Northam's most up-to-date COVID restrictions only limits spectators, we are still a go. Our limits have not changed and if they do, we will update everyone by email blast and on the meet page.
Welcome to the VA Opener Invitational, the official grand opening of the Virginia Beach Sports Center! This track is the real deal and will be the host to many great meets including VHSL States, NCAA Nationals, The VA Showcase, and East Coast Invitational.
This meet page is for entering clubs/athletes who are high school age. If you are looking to enter as an age-group athlete please use the CoachO Meet Page here.
Who Can Run At This Meet?
Anyone and Everyone! This meet is club sanctioned so it is open to all athletes high school age and down! No matter what state you are from you can come and compete at this awesome facility.
Important: This meet is NOT VHSL or NFHS sanctioned. If you compete in this event entered under your school or in your school uniform you risk losing eligibility for your school team this academic year.
UPDATED Meet Schedule:
Tentative Schedule 11/23/20
IMPORTANT SCHEDULE INFO: Athletes and spectators will be able to enter ONLY at their listed event time. After they finish competing they will then exit the building. When the final schedule is posted, that will be the time you may enter, you will run roughly 15-20 minutes after.
EXAMPLE: Girls entered in the two mile and their spectators can enter at 12:00pm. Running will begin roughly at 12:20pm and conclude at 12:50pm. Athletes and spectators will then all exit. We will then repeat that entire process for the next running event at 1:00pm.
All events will be run following this schedule: Girls --> Boys. 18-15, 13-14, 11-12, 9-10, 8-Under. All girls will run then all boys will run following those age-groups.
The 200, 400, and Mile runs are each slated to take two hours. To stay under the 250 person limit we will be breaking the events into two sessions each. We will let you know which session you are in ahead of time. It will be something like this: Heats 1-15 are in the first session and heats 15-30 are in the second session. Each session will be able to warm-up inside.
Friday, December 4th, 2020
*All events run High School-Age together first then go oldest --> youngest for remaining age-groups
12:00pm - Boys/Girls Pentathlon 60mH, Long Jump (B), High Jump (G), Shot Put, Long Jump (G), High Jump (B), 1000 (B), 800 (G)
12:00pm - Girls Two Mile Run
1:00pm - Boys Two Mile Run
2:00pm - Girls 200m Dash
4:00pm - Boys 200m Dash
6:00pm - Girls 800m Run
7:00pm - Boys 800m Run
8:00pm - Girls 60m Hurdles Finals
9:00pm - Boys 60m Hurdles Finals
10:00am - Boys High Jump
10:00am - Girls Shot Put
7:30pm - Pole Vault (Contested on both pits)
Saturday, December 5th, 2020
7:50am - Girls 4x800m Relay & Boys 4x800m Relay
8:30am - Girls 60m Dash Prelims
10:00am - Boys 60m Dash Prelims
11:30pm - Girls 4x200m Relay & Boys 4x200m Relays
12:00pm - Girls One Mile Run
12:50pm - 60m Dash Finals both genders for high school age only
2:00pm - Boys One Mile Run
4:00pm - Girls 400m Dash
6:00pm - Boys 400m Dash
8:00pm - Mixed 4x400m Relay, Girls 4x4, Boys 4x4
8:30pm - Girls 5K, Boys 5K
8:00am - Boys Shot Put
8:00am - Boys Triple Jump
6:00pm - Girls High Jump
6:00pm - Girls Triple Jump
Fees are $15 per individual ENTRY and $40 per relay ENTRY. There are no limits in entries, we will be verifying all times to ensure seeding is properly done. We would prefer to have no "NT" seeds so that we can seed this entire meet and give legitimate estimated time schedules.
A reminder to coaches: This is an ENTRY fee and not a competition fee.
Checks should be made out to "VA Showcase"
Checks should be mailed to:
2246 Park Ave
Richmond, VA 23220
Pentathlon: A minimum of 5 competitors is required for us to contest the
Meet and facilitymanagement will be following CDC and State guidelines for hosting the 2021 event. This means there may be face mask requirements and assigned spots for spectators coming to this event. This section will be updated in the late fall as more information is available for how to proceed with an indoor sporting event.
Mask requirements: All spectators and coaches will need to be wearing a mask at all times. There are absolutely no exceptions for an indoor event. This is a private event and if you do not feel like wearing a mask we politely ask you to enjoy our event from the comforts of your own home and watch the live stream.
Athlete mask requirements: All athletes will need to keep a mask on until their section is next on the track. That means once they enter the building they will need a mask on and to keep it on until their section is the next on the track. They will not have to race with it on but after the race will need to put it on and exit the building soon thereafter.
Capacity: We are currently limited to 250 people in the entire facility at one time. This includes athletes, spectators, coaches, officials, timers, and facility staff. On top of that limit we are limited to just 25 paying spectators at one time. We will thus be selling online tickets to
We just got the word that the ticketing website is now up. Ticket sales however do not start until 6:00pm (EST) on Sunday November 29th.
Ticket price is $20 per ticket, not including taxes/fees.
There are 25 tickets per session. Below are the sessions and events that in each session. Each ticket is non-refundable and good for one person only for that session. There is not minimum age-limit since ultimately the law says people, not adults.
We were excited for a loud crowd and big grand opening but with the current environment and prevailing restrictions we are limited on spectators allowed. We know this is unfortunate that many folks will not be able to get tickets but hope your kids still get that PR or record. Plus, check out the meet page for the live stream link!!!
Friday Sessions (Sessions Numbered)
- Boys High Jump, Girls Shot Put, Girls Long Jump -- Session 1
- Girls 2 Mile Run -- Session 2
- Boys 2 Mile Run -- Session 3
- Girls 200m Dash #1 -- Session 4
- Girls 200m Dash #2 -- Session 5
- Boys 200m Dash #1 -- Session 6
- Boys 200m Dash #2 -- Session 7
- Girls 800m Run -- Session 8
- Boys 800m Run -- Session 9
- Girls 60m Hurdles, Pole Vault (early heights) -- Session 10
- Boys 60m Hurdles, Pole Vault (later heights) -- tentatively also hurdle finals -- Session 11
Saturday Sessions (Sessions Numbered)
- Boys Shot Put, Boys Triple Jump, Girls & Boys 4x800m Relays --Session 1
- Girls 60m Dash -- Session 2
- Boys 60m Dash -- Session 3
- Girls & Boys 4x200m Relays -- Session 4
- Girls 1 Mile Run, 60m Dash Finals -- Session 5
- Boys 1 Mile Run -- Session 6
- Girls 400m Dash #1 -- Session 7
- Girls 400m Dash #2 -- Session 8
- Boys 400m Dash #1 -- Session 9
- Boys 400m Dash #2 -- Session 10
- Mixed 4x4, Girls 4x4, Boys 4x4 -- Session 11
- Girls 5K, Boys 5K, Girls High Jump, Girls Triple Jump -- Session 12
- Boys Long Jump -- Session 13
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