Track & field Meet 2020
  • Host
  • Dates
  • Venue
  • Participants
  • Schedule
  • Rules and regulations
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks
  • Medical

Host


Dear Athletes, Coaches and Guests,

Welcome to NECIS Track & Field 2020 in Norway. The International School of Stavanger (ISS) is again proud to be hosting this event with the Gjesdal Idrettslag (sport club). We had a very successful event in 2019.

Over 400 athletes are joining us from northwest European international schools to participate in athletics and to experience Norway. The students and staff of ISS are excited that you will have this opportunity. We also wish to thank the tremendous work of Gjesdal IL for administering the track and field events at their wonderful facility.
Since 1980, NECIS has been bringing together our "family" of schools to share in competition through good sportsmanship, respect, full participation, and co-operation with students from many international backgrounds and cultures. It is our belief as schools that this combination enhances all our sporting events and keeps the focus on developing as fully rounded student-athletes.
Enjoy the competition, but always remember that athletics are about so much more than the event itself.

Velkommen til Norge!
Kevin Gilmore
Director International School of Stavanger (ISS)


Email: ad@isstavanger.no
Events organization: Gjesdal Idrettslag

Dates


23-24 May, 2020

Venue


Gjesdal Track and Field
GPS coordinates: 58.775783, 5.866442
Set GPS to Åfaret 33, Ålgård. As you arrive to Åfaret 33, take a left to drive behind the football stadium and down to the parking lot for the track and field stadium.

Click here for a map of the area.

Gjesdal Track and Field has a brand new 8 lane track with electronic timing and a large scoreboard. There is also a new clubhouse. Click here for a short video showing the stadium.

The stands at the stadium are not covered. There is limited space in the clubhouse and limited space available outside which will give shelter from the rain. Everyone needs to be prepared to be outside all day in rain, wind or sun or all of the above.

Click here for the up to date forecast for Gjesdal.

Participants


Schedule


Rules and Regulations


NECIS By-Laws and IAAF Rules.



Accommodation for students


Parents will be informed by the coach/AD of the hotel the athletes will be staying in.



Hotels for parents


The city of Sandnes is 17 km from the track and field venue. More info under under Transportation.

Hotel Recommendations in Sandnes:
Budget: Hotel Sverre
4-star: Hotel GamlaVerket
Something different if you have rented a car: Kronen Gaard Hotel

Click here for a map of the area.

From Sandnes to the venue


The city of Sandnes is 17 km from the track and field venue. See address above. A taxi from the center of Sandnes to the stadium is 40 to 60 euro.

One can also take public transport which is available once per hour. Use the English tab on www.kolumbus.no to get a full schedule.

If you are staying in the center of Sandnes:
In the "from" write: "Ruten (Sandnes)" for busses from the center of Sandnes and in the "to" write: "Gjesdalhallen (Gjesdal)". The price is about 4 euro per person each way if you get the app on the website. The bus schedule is limited on Saturday and Sunday morning and will get you to the tournament about 09:45 each day.



Airport Bus


Teams will have transportation provided. For visitors, you may use the airport bus from Stavanger/Sola Airport to either Stavanger or Sandnes. Information is available here.



Between Sandnes and Stavanger


If teams or individuals are interested in travelling between Stavanger and Sandnes, there is a train that takes 15 minutes. The schedule is on www.kolumbus.no .



Fixed taxi rates


We have organized an option for parents and other fans to get fixed rates for the most common journeys associated with the NECIS Tournament.

To Book a taxi at the airport:
When you arrive and are about to collect your bags:
Call +47 51 90 90 90 and give the operator "Track and Field 2019" as the code.
The taxi will wait for you in the zone near the DEPARTURES part of the terminal building. When you exit from arrivals, turn left and walk to the departures area. You will see where taxis are dropping people off. See the green arrow on the map . You are looking for taxis marked with STAVANGER TAXI

Fixed Prices are as follows:
Airport to Gjesdal Stadium Track and Field Tournament (or return trip) Kr 800,-
Airport to Stavanger Center (or return trip) Kr 460,-
Airport to Sandnes Center (or return trip) Kr 430,-
Sandnes to Gjesdal Stadium, Track and Field Tournament (or return) Kr 525,-
Stavanger to Gjesdal Stadium Track and Field Tournament (or return) Kr 850,-
The price is for up to 4 passengers. You must call and book +47 51 90 90 90 «Track and field meet 2019»

Comparing the fixed prices with the estimates on:
https://www.taxikalkulator.no/
(remember to put in the day and time for a proper estimate)

You will see that the fixed prices are very close to the normal rates from Friday at 18:00 through Saturday, and cheaper on Sunday. Friday during the day and Monday during the day may be cheaper with normal fares rather than fixed fares. You can still order with +47 51 90 90 90. It is up to the guests if they want to use the fixed prices or pay the normal fare. ISS cannot be responsible for the taxi prices. We have set this up as an option for our guests.

Social event


There will be a buffet dinner at the athletes' hotel on Saturday evening, followed by a DJ Hosted Event.



Lunch


Lunch will be provided by the Gjesdal Track and Field Club both days.

In addition to the provided lunches, Gjesdal Track and Field club will be selling food and drinks. Payment can be in Euro or with a credit/debit card. If paying with Euro, change will be given in Norwegian kroner.



Emergency phone numbers


110 Fire department - emergency only
112 Police department - emergency only
113 Ambulance - acute/critical situations only
1412 Text telephone for the hearing impaired
116117 “Legevakt” - doctor on call wherever you are in Norway. Use this number for all non-acute medical situations where you need to see a doctor. If possible, call before you go.

When in Sandnes and at the track and field stadium in Gjesdal, the address to the doctor on call is: Brannstasjonsveien 2, Sandnes
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For other visitors who are staying in Stavanger, the address of the legevakt is: Adressen er Armauer Hansens vei 30, Stavanger
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