Winston-Salem's JDL Fast Track has found a niche for indoor track and field.
The former school yearbook facility, owned by David Shannon and managed by his son-in-law, Craig Longhurst, will celebrate its 10th anniversary in January.
JDL, on Kimwell Drive just south of I-40 near Stratford Road, is North Carolina's home to a full lineup of high school and college track and field meets during the late fall and winter.
Athletes compete on a flat, 200-meter Mondotrack FTX surface, the same that was used in the 2012 London Olympics.
JDL, which is open for use by Twin City Track Club members on Wednesday nights during the winter, also has hosted state high school and college and USA Track and Field national championships.
The track's crown event is the Camel City Elite Races, and they're scheduled to return on Feb. 5.
Numerous stars have competed at Camel City over the years, including Olympic gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz; former UNCG All-America and two-time Olympic medalist Paul Chelimo and hometown favorite Craig Engels; Ashton Eaton, a decathlete who earned the title as the world's greatest athlete, and his wife and Olympic medalist, Brianne Theisen-Eaton; running legend Jenny Simpson; and three-time Olympian Shannon Rowbury.