Media Rules, Regulations & Information
There are three types of credentials available for The Penn Relays: Press, Photo and SID. When adding a “Pass Request” to your registration, please choose the credential type that best suits your assignment covering The Penn Relays.
This credential is for working members of the print, broadcast and online media who are covering the events of The Penn Relays. Bearers of these credentials have access to Press Row inside Franklin Field in the North bleachers and the Media Work Room/Dining Room inside the Dunning Coaches Center. Press credentials DO NOT have access to either the infield competition space or all medical facilities for The Penn Relays.
This credential is for assigned and accredited photographers/videographers covering The Penn Relays for a news source or competing team. Freelance or unassigned photographers and videographers WILL NOT be credentialed for The Penn Relays. Bearers of this credential have access to the infield competition space for the purposes of shooting action shots of events as well as the Press Row inside Franklin Field in the North bleachers and the Media Work Room/Dining Room inside the Dunning Coaches Center. Photo credentials DO NOT have access to all medical facilities for The Penn Relays.
SID (Sports Information Directors)
This credential is for members of competing teams’ sports information offices and allows access to the infield competition space, Press Row inside Franklin Field in the North bleachers, the Media Work Room/Dining Room inside the Dunning Coaches Center, and all team warmup areas.
PLEASE NOTE: All credential requests are not guaranteed until approved by a member of the Penn Relays media relations staff. In addition, a request for a specific type of credential is not guaranteed and all determinations on credentials are up to the discretion of The Penn Relays Office.
TEMPORARY INFIELD PASSES
On Thursday and Friday, a limited number of “Temporary Infield Passes” for those with “Press” credentials are available on a rotating basis. These passes are to be used only by media members who are covering the following events: high jump, pole vault, and long/triple jumps. The “Temporary Infield Pass” can be signed out from the Media Work Room and are valid for sixty (60) minutes. Failure to return the “Temporary Infield Pass” in the assigned time can result in forfeiture of all credentials for The Penn Relays. DUE TO INCREASED SECURITY MEASURES ON SATURDAY, NO “TEMPORARY INFIELD PASSES” WILL BE AVAILABLE.
The Penn Relays Office (the "Office"), on behalf of The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, owns the exclusive rights to all video coverage of all happenings on the event premises. Office policy is to disallow any video recordings of races, participants, VIPs, Carnival Village, crowds or any other happenings on the event premises, and no video may be reproduced or distributed for mass distribution or commercial use without the Office's prior written consent. This does not apply to news outlets, providing their own analysis or reporting, on the condition that such footage features a reporter or interview subject as the primary focus of the frame. In such situations it is allowable to have the races, participants, VIPs, Carnival Village, crowds or other happenings on the event premises as the background to the primary subject. It is also permissible for participants, VIPs, Carnival Village, crowds or other happenings on the event premises to be the primary subject for television-only broadcasts limited to no more than 90-seconds. Under no circumstances shall any race or event be broadcast, whether in the background or otherwise, in its entirety.
Live streaming video is not allowed under any circumstances.
Violation of these limits will result in the Penn Relays Office's taking appropriate action to protect its rights.
Only requests submitted through the online registration system will be considered. No mail, fax, phone or e-mail requests will be entertained. If you are interested in obtaining a credential and have questions contact
Charles Dorman in the Athletic Communications Office (215-573-4125).
THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST CREDENTIALS ONLINE IS FRIDAY, APRIL
Credentials will not be issued to anyone under 19 years of age.
No credentials will be distributed until the beginning of the Relays on April
attending the multi events on Wednesday should specify in the comment box on the
No media credentials will be mailed.
DO NOT GO TO THE TICKET OFFICE AT FRANKLIN FIELD OR THE PALESTRA.
The Main Media Room for the Relays will be The Board Room in the Dunning Coaches’ Center.
Information on the parking lot for members of the media will be sent with your
Media members are not required to have a parking pass to park in the assigned lot. There will be a "Relays Media" list at the lot. No parking passes will be mailed.
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTORS
Please send media guides to:
Charles Dorman, Associate Director
235 South 33rd St.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19104-6322