PHILADELPHIA – Planning is well underway, and we are excited to host events across all levels at the 127th running of the Penn Relays presented by Toyota on April 27-29, 2023!
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The Relays returned in 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, and various notable changes took place that will continue at the 2023 event.
Last year, the most notable change was the alignment of collegiate schedules for men and women, with the majority of events being contested on Friday and Saturday for both genders. We also expanded our professional reach with the Olympic Development events.
As announced last year, 2023 will begin a great opportunity for high school girls to showcase their talents on Saturday of the Penn Relays. The high school boys’ program will be spread over two days on Thursday and Friday this year, while the high school girls’ program will take place on Friday and Saturday. Moving forward, the high school boys’ and girls’ programs will rotate between Thursday/Friday and Friday/Saturday, giving both groups the opportunity to compete in front of the large Saturday crowd.
Other highlights to keep an eye out for at the 2023 Relays include:
- Friday Evening High School Distance Power Hour! The high school boys and girls will have consecutive championship events starting with the girls Distance Medley Relay and concluding with the Championship of America boys’ 4x800m on Friday evening right before the evening Olympic development events.
- Building off of the 2022 Saturday Olympic Development events that included the likes of Sydney McLaughlin, Athing Mu, Ajee Wilson, Natoya Goule, Devon Allen, Omar McCloud and more, the Penn Relays will again feature the individual professional events that will light up the Saturday afternoon window.