MVP League Presents

February 18, 2023

Gately Park Track and Field Center, Chicago, IL

Welcome to VIBE FEST 2023!

MVP League is set to deliver yet another action-packed weekend with its biggest invitational to date. Together with our partners, we have curated what is set to be one of the biggest events in the country. Join us as some of the best athletes in the world converge on the city of Chicago to compete for top prizes. From Nationally Ranked high schoolers to Middle Schoolers, this event promises to be one of the most electric scenes on the circuit, featuring over 300 High Schools, 3,000+ athletes, the stage is set!

Building The Leaders of Tomorrow

The MVP VIBE FEST event is led by MVP Track and Field, in cooperation with US Cyber Games®, a PlayCyber by Katzcy program that blends athletics with cybersecurity games. The MVP VIBE FEST bridges the gap between athletics and technology education by attracting some of most talented athletes and exposing them to the wonderful world of cybersecurity and cyber sports. It will bring together track and cybersecurity athletes, along with coaches and industry leaders, to raise awareness of the world of Cyber and the Metaverse, and to develop a pipeline of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, athletics, and math) professionals, with engagement starting as young as 10 years old.

These track athletes are among the best in their field; this event will introduce them to a new arena of competition, where they can learn how to be cyber athletes. When they are not racing on the track, athletes will have the opportunity to engage in cybersecurity competitions with an exhibit hall full of games, information booths, prizes, and much more!

Athletes

High School Aged

14 and Under

Entry Deadline

All entries and fees must be received online only by Monday, February 13, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST. All entries and payments must be made online—no exceptions. Online entry opens December 1, 2022. Field sizes will be limited in seeded and unseeded sections.

Eligibility

This is a USATF Meet for High School and Middle School Aged Athletes. Competitors may register as a member of a high school or club team; unattached athletes are allowed.

Entry Fee

$15 per individual event, $45 per relay. All entry fees must be paid online via milesplit.com prior to the entry deadline. There are no entry refunds or entry fee changes for scratched athletes or no-shows. All entries submitted without payment by the entry deadline will be removed from meet—NO EXCEPTIONS. Late Registration is $30 per entry

A Reminder to Coaches: This is an ENTRY fee and not a competition fee. The fee is due at the time of registration closing and is non refundable.

Entry / Early Acceptance Procedure — Please Read

A copy of your online entries and invoices / receipts may be printed from milestat.com at any time. No other changes to your entries will be accepted after the online entry deadline of Monday, February 13, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST. Entries will not be accepted without payment completed online on or prior to this date.

Since the MVP League VibeFest Chicagoland “Invitational Sections” is a selective entry section rather than an all-comers section, all invitational sections have a cap on the number of participants that will be accepted for the invitational seeded heats as noted in the schedule. All entries must be made with a verifiable entry mark. All marks will be checked for accuracy. If you do not submit a verifiable mark, your entry will be placed in the unseeded portion of the competition. All accepted entries will be posted on the Meet Schedule table no later than Wednesday, February 16, 2023 at 8:00 PM EST.

 

In submitting marks for invitational sections you may use:

  • 2023 Indoor performances
  • 2022 Outdoor performances
  • 2022 Indoor Performances

Seeding Tiebreakers for Invitational Events

Preference will be given to the athlete with the most recent top performing mark.

*Note indoor vs outdoor performances will be scored accordingly. Example in the girls 400 54.5 seconds indoor is worth 1065 points however the same mark outdoor is worth 1031 points. In a scenario as such lane preferences will be given to the athlete with the indoor mark. If you wish to determine what mark would be best you can find the scoring table at the following link: IAAF Scoring Calculator (caltaf.com)

Lane Seeding

OVAL – 5-6-4-3-2-1 (Lanes 1 and 2 will not be used for invitational sections)

Straight Aways – 4-5-3-6-2-7-1-8

*Note – We will select the top 4 teams for all sprint relays. #5 and #6 ranked teams will have the option to compete in lane 2 and 1 respectively or choose to compete in the unseeded section.

Event Logistics

Facility

The Track & Field Center at Gately Park is a world-class track and field facility located in the Pullman community of Chicago. The 139,000-square foot facility features a hydraulically banked 200-meter mondo track, a 4,000-square foot curtained warm-up area, eight sprint lanes, two long and triple jump runways and pits, pole-vault runway and pads, a high jump area, shot put area, and scoreboard. The facility has a seating capacity of 3,500 and includes supporting amenities such as a meet management control room, concessions, multipurpose rooms, and locker rooms.

Packet Pick-up

Friday starting at 6:00 PM at Facility.

Track Access

Warm-ups will be announced prior to each event. Limited running event warm-ups on competition track. Warm-ups may be done on warm up track only

Implements

Implements will be inspected from 10:30am – 1:30pm for invitational sections.

Timing

Blue Ridge Timing FAT Timing

Become A Sponsor

VIBE FEST Chicagoland will attract over 3,000 student athletes and hundreds of teams from around the world to the “Windy City,” and it will exemplify the spirit of sport and the spirit of a nation. Participants include students aged 8–18 and university students, as well as professional athletes representing over 10 nations. Hundreds of community organizers, municipal leaders, and volunteers are collaborating to support this world class event.

We welcome sponsors from a variety of industries and sectors, including shoe and apparel manufacturers, media outlets, athletic leagues, academic institutions, trade associations, and training partners. All sponsorship funds will be collected by our fiscal partners: MVP Track and Field, and Dale City Track Club, a national non-profit track and field community dedicated to advancing under-served communities through athletics and education initiatives. 

Why Sponsor?

Make a difference by introducing competitive youth to cyber sports.

Help grow the cyber workforce.

Meet organizations that promote cybersecurity skills and training.

Build your brand among young athletes.

Be part of something very special!

2023 Sponsors

Spectators

Coming Soon!

Travel

Hotel Group Rates

 

SOPHY®️ Hyde Park

1411 East 53rd Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60615
Phone: (833) 347-0042

Please note the group code + link will only be available for the contracted dates, if anyone wishes to extend their stay outside the block, please follow the instructions noted below. It is very important to following the information below to avoid any issues with reserving online.

Group Rate: $189
Group Name: SOPHY – MVP Vibefest 2023 Group Block
Group Code: 127117
Dates: Friday, February 17th – Sunday, February 19th, 2023
Note: Should you wish to stay outside of these dates, you must book your reservation for the group block dates online first and then reach out to Teja Syers in sales via email (tsyers@sophyhotel.com) with your confirmation number to add the additional nights. Trying to include additional dates not listed above will result in a “Invalid Code” message.
Must Book By: Wednesday, January 25th, 2023
Book Online: https://sophyhotel.com/#/booking/step-2?arrive=02%2F17%2F2023&depart=02%2F19%2F2023&group=127117

Media

Members of the media can use this form to reach out.

8 + 1 =