OLYMPIC 200m bronze medallist Warren Weir will be the special guest at today's ninth staging of the Douglas Forrest Invitational Track Meet at the National Stadium.
No new events will be among the 29 track and 31 field events scheduled for the meet.
Last year, meet organisers introduced the discus, javelin and shot put, and those will be among the offerings once again.
That will be added to the 400m hurdles, which start the day's proceedings, to be followed by the 5,000m, 3,000m, 800m, 200m, 1,500m, medley and sprint relays.
Among the participating schools this year will be the usual campaigners Camperdown, Wolmer's Boys, Kingston College, Jamaica College, and Wolmer's Girls.
Only the grandstand area of the National Stadium will be used for spectators. Once again, several sponsors are on board, including CariMed, which has been there from the inception. Petcom, GraceKennedy — through its Western Union brand — MegaMart, Digicel, Mother's and Virginia Dare, producers of Hi-Lyte energy drink, are the other sponsors.
Meanwhile, Olympic gold medallists and former Manchester High students Sherone Simpson and Nesta Carter will be two of four honorees at the Kirkvine Meet set to begin at 9:30 am today.
Coaches Paul Francis of MVP Track Club and Michael Dyke of the Girls Championship winning team Edwin Allen will be the other honorees.
Over 1,500 athletes from more than 70 schools have registered to compete in the 200m, 400m, 800m, 3,000m, and 5,000m at today's meet.