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Steeplechase Track Setup 3000m & 2000m

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Steeplechase Setup:


Locations vary based on the event and the location of your water pit. Most, if not all, tracks should be marked with steeple barrier locations. If your track is not marked please find the rule book at the bottom of the page to locate your barrier locations for steeplechase track setup.

2000m with an inside pit

  • the start line is on the home stretch

2000m with an outside pit

  • the start line is on the backstretch (relative to the steeplechase finish)

3000m with an inside pit

  • the start line is on the backstretch (relative to the steeplechase finish)
  • no barriers or water jump for the first 200m~
  • remove barrier located after water pit until second lap

3000m with an outside pit

  • the start line is on the home stretch

Mens Height: 36″

Womens Height: 30″

Longest barrier should be placed near Finish Line (typically the first hurdle jumped)

Distance:

2000m – typically ran at the high school level by both men and women

3000m – typically ran at the collegiate level by both men and women

1500m– (rare) run by both men and women

Locations:

Two locations for the water pit, inside the track and outside the track.


Inside (400m track)

inside steeplechase water pit location
inside steeplechase water pit location

Outside (400m track)

an outside of track steeplechase location would be
Outside steeplechase pit location

Racing the Steeplechase:

The two main types of races are the 2000m and the 3000m race. You’ll find details about how many barriers and water jumps below.


2000m: has 18 barriers and 5 water jumps

  • Outside Water Pit
    • start on back stretch
    • jumping first barrier
    • followed by water pit jump

3000m: has 28 barriers and 7 water jumps

  • Outside Water Pit
    • start on home stretch
    • jumping three (3) barriers
    • followed by water pit jump

Read about official rules and regulations for the steeple and more at the USATF Website: Rule Book

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