‘Fastest Kid in Fayetteville’ competition to be held during John McDonnell Invitational

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Who’s the fastest kid in Fayetteville? We’re not sure, but we’re about to find out this weekend.

The UA will host a race called The Fastest Kid in Fayetteville during the John McDonnell Invitational on Friday.

The 100-meter dash featuring kids in several age categories will be part of the track meet, scheduled for April 18-19 this week at John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville.

Kids interested in racing can register online before 5 p.m. on Thursday. Age categories include kids ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12. The races will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the 5-6 age category starting things off with nine kids at a time until all age categories have run the race.

Medals will be awarded for the fastest boy and girl in each age group. Men’s coach Chris Bucknam and women’s head coach Chris Johnson will present the fastest overall performer with a trophy, UA officials said.

Check-in begins at 3:30 p.m., where entrances can pick up a racing bib and a Fastest Kid in Fayetteville t-shirt.

Registration is free, and includes free kids admission to the track meet as well. To register for the race, visit this page.

The John McDonnell Invitational will include athletes from 25 teams from around the country. A full schedule of events for the meet is available here, and you can find a list of athletes competing in this year’s meet here.