Colgate-Palmolive Company launched the first official Colgate Women’s Games in 1974, with 5,000 young women from the New York area participating in the initial series. Today, thousands of registrants from all over the East Coast compete. Preliminary meets and one semi-final competition determine finalists who compete for trophies and educational grants-in-aid at the Finals.
All young women are eligible to participate in all preliminary meets. School-age girls, grade 1 and above, must be enrolled in and attending school to participate. Participation is free!
WHY TRACK & FIELD
Track and Field is a fundamental, entry-level sport with broad appeal for its tremendous health and mental-wellness benefits. It builds confidence and teaches discipline and perseverance. No expensive equipment is needed.
WHY COLGATE WOMEN’S GAMES
- College Recruiting
Competition is divided into six age or grade divisions: Elementary A (grades 1 through 3), Elementary B (grades 4 through 5), Mid School (grades 6 through 8), High School (grades 9 through 12), College/Open and 30s-Plus.
There are eight events: 55-meter dash, 55-meter hurdles, 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash, 800-meter run, 1,500-meter run, high jump and shot put.
LOCATIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS
The Armory Track, NYC hosts all preliminary, semi-final, and final meets. The Armory is located at the corner of Fort Washington Ave and West 168th Street New York, NY.
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Recognition & Awards
In addition to trophies and medals, Colgate awards over one hundred educational grants-in-aid each year.
Most Improved Competitor Trophy
Most Promising Newcomer Trophy
Outstanding Competitor at the Preliminaries & Semi-finals Trophy
Outstanding Competitor at the Finals Trophy.