The Armory Foundation will host a record number of track-and-field meets at the Armory New Balance Track & Field Center during the 2021–2022 indoor season. The foundation has 117 events scheduled as indoor track returns after the pandemic.
The schedule at the famed venue in New York begins October 10 and November 7 with The Armory Trials that provide high school upperclassmen a chance to boost their college recruiting profiles. The schedule will conclude March 31–April 2 with the Columbia & NewYork-Presbyterian Indoor Marathon.
“The Armory is delighted to announce a track season with more events than any season in the history of the building,” said Armory Foundation Co-President Rita Finkel. “With running commencing here as long ago as 1914, we are eager to welcome back all of our athletes and fans to the ‘Fastest Track in the World’ for a season of new records.”
One of track’s historic indoor events, the Millrose Games, will be staged at the Armory January 29. Leading up to the event will be the Millrose Games Trials for high school and youth qualifiers on January 12 and the Millrose Games Youth Clinic featuring Olympian and professional instructors on Jan. 27. The venue will also host the 2022 USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships March 18–20.
“After more than a year of postponed and canceled track meets, there is great enthusiasm to get ‘back on track’,” Armory Co-President Jonathan Schindel said. “From youth athletes to the older masters athletes, and of course our core participants, high school and elite track-and-field athletes, they are all eager to get back into The Armory.”