Woman running.
Photo by Rob Paine


Saturday, September 10, 2022

  • 1600 meter run at 10 a.m.
  • 800 meter walk at 11 a.m.
  • 60 meter dash at 11:30 a.m.
  • 200 meter dash at Noon
  • 400 meter run at 12:30 p.m.
  • 1600 meter walk at 1 p.m.
  • 800 meter run at 2:30 p.m.


Thomas Jefferson Community Center
3501 S 2nd Street
Arlington, VA 22204

Event Director

Jennifer Weber
Questions about all the track events other than the 3 Mile Power Walk? Email Jennifer Weber.

Results and Records

See the results of these NVSO 2021 track events:


See photographs from the NVSO 2021 track event.

3 Mile Power Walk


Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.


Falls Church High School
7521 Jaguar Trail
Falls Church, VA 22042

Event Director

Keg Good
Questions about the 3 Mile Power Walk event? Email Keg Good.

Results and Records

The results of the NVSO 2021 3 Mile Power Walk event is included with the other track events listed above.


Photographs are included with the other NVSO 2021 track events.

Rules for All Track Events

General Rules
Please go here for rules covering all events.

Track Rules
Competition will be in separate divisions for Men and Women in 5-year age groups (50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+). No spikes allowed.    

A) General
All events are governed by the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States, Inc. and the USA Track & Field Association (USATF ), except as noted otherwise below.

I) Track Events

  • Participants must be ready to compete in all track events at times scheduled. Late participants may be disqualified.
  • Track events will be timed and recorded. The line judge’s decision is final.
  • No spikes are allowed in any track event held indoors.
  • Within each age group and gender division, the person with the best recorded time is declared the winner.
  • False Starts
      1. False starts will be called in the 60m, 200m and 400m runs.
      2. A false start is called on a competitor if he/she moves her body before the starting gun has sounded.
      3. If a competitor false starts a second time, he/she will be disqualified.

a) Running Events: 60 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, 800 meters, 1600 meters (staggered starts on all but 60 meters)

b) Walking Events: 800 meters, 1600 meters

  1. In all events walkers must walk, not jog or run. The heel must touch the ground first.
  2. Walkers must maintain unbroken contact with the ground. Thus the rear foot must not leave the ground until the advancing foot has made contact. Judges will be spaced around the track to enforce this rule.
  3. Walkers will be given one caution before being disqualified. A disqualified racer must leave the track immediately.
  4. Walkers that need assistance because of limited eye sight may be accompanied by a trained personal guide during the race. However, the walker and the guide may not touch each other at any time during the race and the guide’s presence must not interfere with other walkers except in case of an emergency. Walkers may use ‘walkers’ as long as they do not interfere with other competitors.

c) 3 Mile Power Walk (OUTDOORS)

Participants will walk twelve times around the track(12 laps). One heat with the right to split into separate heats if needed. If there is a split, we will send out an email in advance to all registrants.

  1. Modified Rules from the U.S. Power Walking Association.
  2. Just like Race Walking, Power Walking is a monitored event in which an athlete can be disqualified. Power Walking, while very similar to Race Walking, does not have the same technical requirements.
  3. One foot must be on the ground at all times. Loss of contact with the ground may result in a red card issued by a course monitor. Continued violation can result in disqualification.
  4. Running or jogging mode is forbidden. Continued violation can result in disqualification.
    a) Each advancing foot-strike must be heel-to-toe at all times. Striking with the toe or ball of the advancing foot is considered running. Likewise, creeping, where the advancing leg is stretched forward beyond a normal walk form, and the knee is bent into a running form can result in disqualification.
    b) A slightly bent knee is the accepted form; however, a bent knee in a running or jogging form may result in a red card issued by a course monitor.
    c) The advancing leg as it moves forward, and when the heel strikes the ground, does not have to be completely locked as it passes under the body, as it does in Race Walking. A soft knee is acceptable; however, an overly-excessive bent knee that is deemed to be in a creeping or running shuffle is not acceptable.
  5. Unsportsmanlike conduct can result in disqualification.
  6. Red cards are not required to be shown. Verbal warnings or the showing of paddles to the athlete is encouraged.
  7. Competitors should have bare knees or form fitting pants/leggings.