Al Julian Track & Field Meet
Presented by the Kiwanis Clubs Division 34
Managed by The Bayshore Kiwanis Club
To promote active lifestyles and sportsmanship...
...and to provide an opportunity for kids to be...
...the best that they can be.
Al Julian Track and Field Meet
The Al Julian Track and field Invitational Meet was named after Al Julian in 2002 in honor of his contributions to track and field in East Palo Alto in particular and youth development in general.
Parents and teachers came together and on the eve of Al’s retirement, decided that the best way to honor him was to establish a track and field meet in his honor.
Each child is expected to choose a minimum of three events including at least one field and one track event. 9-14 year olds can participate in a fourth additional event the 4X400 relay.
In its 13 year history the meet has sent several qualifiers to the International Meet with some winning medals.
For the first two years of its existence, the founding parents group with help from volunteers from Kiwanis, hosted the meet at Costano School. In 2004 however the parents group formally asked the Kiwanis Club of the Bayshore to take over the meet’s hosting. The meet has tradionally been held at Cesar Chavez Academy School, however, out of concern for the need to expose the youth to a regulation track field, in the last two years the meet has been held at Menlo Atherton High School and Palo Alto High School.