Athletes enjoy first Laser Run experience alongside track races in Campbell (USA)
The inclusive nature of Laser Run makes it easy to incorporate into other sporting events – which is exactly what happened when USA Pentathlon and USA Track & Field put on races side by side at a new annual gathering.
The inaugural Wolfpack All-Comer Track Meet and Laser Run featured eight USATF-sanctioned running events and seven USA Pentathlon-sanctioned Laser Runs. More than 120 athletes aged from seven from 64 were drawn from running, fencing and triathlon to take part and experience UIPM’s fastest growing development sport – many for the first time.
The Wolfpack Pentathlon Club hosted the event at Westmont High School in Campbell, California on November 24, with many athletes enjoying their first laser pistol experience. Official times were recorded and medals were presented to the top three male and female participants in each race, with 26 meet records established.
UIPM created the Global Laser Run City Tour in 2017 to provide an entry point to UIPM Sports for people of all ages in urban communities around the world.
Another 100 cities were selected in 2019 as hosts of the GLRCT or the Biathle-Triathle National Tour. The full calendar can be viewed at the UIPM website, where you can also find more information on UIPM’s various multi-discipline sports.
In September, the UIPM Laser Run World Championships was incorporated into the Pentathlon World Championships for the first time in Budapest (HUN), where Laser Run also featured as a showcase sport at the 1st World Urban Games.
In December, Laser Run and Triathle both featured for the first time in the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines.
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Pictures copyright holder: Roy Michael Reyes