The new event announced by the H. A. A. for the next winter meeting will offer a valuable opportunity for sprinters to learn to start before an audience. The race will be so short that the man who gets the best of the start will almost surely win. New men are apt to be nervous in starting and some men who run well when once under way are slow in getting off. These men will be especially benefited by the ten yard dash, and ought to enter in sufficient numbers to make an interesting race.