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GWI has, MOST UNFORTUNATELY, been cancelled.

In spite of Meet Director Bob Wright’s valiant efforts to keep the 61st Annual Golden West Invitational on the 2020 schedule, several insurmountable obstacles surfaced that made proceeding impossible and caused the final decision to cancel. All of us at GWI appreciate your ongoing support and we will look forward to 2021, when a kinder, healthier environment will allow us to resume the tradition. If you have any questions, contact Bob Wright directly:

Mobile: 916-202-7201

GWI is June 25-27; Info updated 5/13 with Complete Event Schedules

Hello everyone! 

The Golden West dates are all set for June 25 – June 27.  

The organizing committee is currently planning on having the meet with the understanding that the ultimate decision is contingent upon what the State’s guidelines for gathering and social distancing will look like in June.  

We will of course adhere to whatever the State of California directs us to do, but we are also optimistic that the current guidelines will be updated to the degree that will allow our meet to happen.

NEW EVENTS FOR THIS YEAR:  We are planning on having an OPEN and MASTERS competition in many running events and a few field events as well, to accommodate the many athletes whose season has been interrupted.

The High School/Youth and the Masters/Open Schedules are now posted!

We should be able to make an official decision by June 13th to allow for any last minute changes to travel plans to take place smoothly.

Continue to check this website  for more details.

Registration is open through this CoachO link and will close on June 23.

Thank you and contact me if you have any questions.

Bob Wright, Meet Director

Mobile: 916-202-7201

Updated Clinic & Banquet Info 5/31/19

There’s still time to participate!

  • “Meet the Olympians” Banquet! Friday, May 31, 6pm at the Ampitheater in the El Dorado Hills Town Center.
    • Olympians planning to attend include Michael Carter and his daughter Michelle Carter, Stephanie Brown Trafton, Suzy Powell, Ed Burke, and Dave Popejoy!
    • Meal will include salad, entree, dessert. Entree choices are beef brisket, chicken, vegetarian.
    • Tickets are $20 per person at the door.
  • Michael Carter Throws Clinic (FREE to GWI throwers) and FREE Karin Smith/Channing WilsonJavelin Clinic (open to all Jav throwers) Meet Day June 1, 10 am to noon followed by a free Barbecue Lunch for all throwers at Oak Ridge HS)

Welcome 2019 GWI Sponsors! (as of 4/28/2019)

Along with returning sponsors Sacramento Running Association and Wells Fargo Advisors, Chic-a-fil-a, and Tutoring Rocks, the following businesses and organizations have signed up to lend their support to the 60th Annual Golden West Invitational: Golden State Throwers; Gold Country Run and Sport (supplying shoe bags for all the youth clinics‘ participants); Oak Ridge High School Foundation, and One2One Dental. Visit the sponsor page to view their logos, also with links.

If your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor for the Golden West Invitational Track & Field Meet, please contact the Meet Director, Bob Wright.