The Palm Beaches Hosts Speed Capital Series Track & Field Meet

The Palm Beach County Sports Commission supported the Running Fire Track Club, based in Boynton Beach, in hosting the Speed Capital Series on February 24th. The event marked the first national track and field meet in The Palm Beaches since the summer of 2016. Founded in 2019, Speed Capital aims to provide the nation’s top athletes with opportunities to compete in highly competitive events across different regions.

The Speed Capital Series took place at William T. Dwyer High School and featured boys and girls competing in various age groups ranging from 9U to 18U. Nearly 50 track and field club teams from across the southeastern region, comprising over 1,000 athletes, participated. The Speed Capital Palm Beach showcased a range of track and field disciplines, including running events such as the 3,000 meters, 1,500 meters, 800 meters, 200 meters, 100 meters, 3,000 meters relay, 4 x 800 meters relay, 4 x 400 meters relay, 4 x 100 meters relay, 400 meters hurdles, 200 meters hurdles, 110-meter hurdles, 100-meter hurdles, and 80-meter hurdles. Field events included high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault, shot put, discus throw, and hammer throw.

The event drew visitors from across the region, resulting in an economic boost for Palm Beach County’s hospitality industry. Furthermore, the event serves as a resume builder, potentially paving the way for more Speed Capital Track and Field meets at both regional and national levels.