Vault Anywhere with Vaultdogs Elevated Wood Runways!

We have been vaulting on, building on and creating fast elevated wood pole vault runways since 1991. Our runways are featured every summer in our Annual 4th of July Pole Vault Exhibition held in Seward, Nebraska. 

Our runways are known for being fast and durable. One of our runways has been in use for over 20 years and is still fast. 

The runways are built out of Pine and have a rubber surface that can be applied to each section or as a roll-out. The plant box is set to be a standard 20 cm deep after the 3/8 inch rubber surface is applied. Each section of the runway is 42" wide, 8' long and stand 8" high. They come in 6 standard lengths based on 8' increments. See pricing for lengths and costs.  

With a wooden runway, some questions always get asked.
+ How heavy are each section? ~ Being made out of pine, they are very light weight and can easily be lifted and moved by two individuals.
+ How to they connect? ~ They are created with a tab and slot system and require no hardware to setup.
+ Do the move or slide around? ~ With the weight of the runway and with so much ground friction, no they don't move.
+ Does the runway and the mats slide apart? ~ We have a strap system that connects the second section of the runway with the back mats of the landing mats. This helps keep the pits in the correct position with the runway.
+ Do I need a box collar? ~ No you don' t need one, but we recommend you use safety precautions when you pole vault and we recommend the use of a non-evasive box collar pad around the outside of the plant box.
+ Do I need the rubber surface? ~ No you don't need it, but using the rubber surface will extend the life of your runway otherwise the wood surface will get torn apart by spikes.
+ Do you deliver? ~ Yes, we can load up your runway and bring it to your location (continental US only) but we will charge delivery fees that are determined by your location.
+ Are they difficult to store? ~ No, they require an 8x8 foot space and they can be stacked on top of each other. We stack ours in two stacks of 8 sections high, which is a little over 5' high. Since they are made from pine, they are light enough to stack easy.

How to Order a New Runway?

Ordering your runway is pretty simple. Just email Jason Berry at with your phone number and a brief message and he will call you and can discuss your runway needs. 

The runways can be shipped if client arranges for third party shipping. We can also deliver your runway to you for a fee. We like road trips!

Runway Rentals

Need to rent a runway for an event? We can rent runways for rental within a 100 mile radius of Seward, Nebraska. Fees will include rental plus delivery, transportation and tear-down. If you have a trailer of your own, you can pick it up and save on costs. Email to begin discussing your rental needs.
We have a limited number of runways in stock, we rent on a first come, first serve basis.

Nebraska State Championships

A Vaultdogs runway has been used since 2014 at the Championships. Pictured is Catherine Mick who set the Class D State and Meet record at 11'00.50" in 2014.

Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI

Vaultdogs built a runway for use in the colleges brand new Alksnis Athletic & Recreation Building. The runway is setup on the infield turf for Track & Field competitions.


Pole Vault Wood Runways come in six different lengths to fit your space. 

Sections  Feet  Meter  Price 
 8 64'  19.5m  $3,640.00 
 10 80'  24.4m  $3,965.00 
 12 96'  29.3m  $4,490.00
 14 112'  34.2m  $5,015.00 
 16* 128'  39.0m  $5,540.00 
 18 144'  43.9m  $6,000.00 

* Add 1.2m of runway section extension to meet NFHS & NCAA minimum length requirement of 40m. Cost additional $75.00.
+ Add a 16' gradual down slope at the end of the runway with rubber surface, additional $280.00.
++ All runways come unpainted. If you wish have them custom painted a solid color and feet measurements painted onto the runway, an additional fee will be applied depending upon the color, paint costs and any custom measurement markings required.

Optional items:
•  Standard lifted platforms, $120.00
•  Box Collar, based on market value at time of order.
•  Pit lift platforms, these lift the landing mats to the same level of the runway surface. Prices varies on size and make of your pole vault mats.