Date: 14 December 2017
Venue: Lakeside Stadium
Entry Standards – Zatopek Women’s and Men’s 10,000m
To be eligible for selection, athletes must have achieved the following entry standards.
Event entry is now available online at www.athsvic.org.au and entries will close 11.59am (midday) Thursday 30th November 2017.
Please note – your entry will not automatically guarantee you a place in either event.
Athletes selected in the final fields for both Men’s and Women’s events will be emailed by 5.00pm Friday 1st December 2017 and the entry list posted on the Athletics Victoria website.
Athletes must be a current financial member of an Australian State/Territory Member Association or an International equivalent IAAF affiliated Association/Federation.
Entry Fee: $30 inc GST (athletes that are not selected in the final field will be refunded the entry fee)
Priority 1 - athletes that have achieved the qualifying time over 10,000m (track) at an official 10,000m track event on or after the 1st January 2016; then
Priority 2 - athletes that have achieved the qualifying time in a 10km road event on a IAAF – AIMS certified road course; then
Priority 3 - athletes that have not achieved the entry standard but have competed in a 10,000m or 5000m (track) event or a 10km or 5km IAAF-AIMS certified road event.
*Automatic selection via finishing in the TOP 3 in a State Championship will not apply to this event where an athlete has not achieved the entry standard
*As this event is a National Championship places in the final field will not be provided for pace runners.
*Interstate or International athletes that require early confirmation of their entry to book flights and accommodation may request confirmation before the closing date by contacting Athletics Victoria CEO Glenn Turnor on firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 03 8646 4506.
*Athletics Victoria and Athletics Australia will determine the final field in their absolute discretion.
Date: Thursday 15th February - Sunday 18th February 2018
Location: Cararra Stadium, Gold Coast, Queensland
The 2018 Australian Athletics Championships and nomination trials are the pinnacle event of the Australian Athletics Calendar, with a four-day event commencing on the 15th February on the Gold Coast. This event also boasts as the Commonwealth Games nomination trials.
Entry information will be released shortly.
A DRAFT TIMETABLE is currently available. The final timetable will be confirmed following the close of entries.
Date: Wednesday 14th March - Sunday 18th March 2018
Location: Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Center (SOPAC), Sydney New South Wales
Athletics Australia Entry Standards
Date: Sunday 17 September 2017
Venue: Adelaide, SA
Host Event: Sunday Mail City-Bay Fun Run
The Sunday Mail City-Bay Fun Run has a long history of providing significant assistance to Australia’s elite distance runners. Suitably qualified athletes (eight male and eight female) will be provided with a range of assistance packages that may include travel, accommodation, transfers and race entry.
All other athletes interested in participating in this championship must enter via the event website listed above. Please take note of entry deadlines.
Date: Sunday 17 September 2017
Venue: Sydney, NSW
Host Event: Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival will welcome Australia's best marathon runners for the next three years, with Athletics Australia partnering with the world-renowned event to deliver the 42,195km championship for men and women.
To compete in the Australian Athletics Championships and/or Australian Junior Championships, athletes must either place at the relevant State Championships, or equal or better the Athletics Australia entry standards. The qualifying period began on January 1 2017
Able Bodied Entry Standards
All age groups are determined by an athletes at the 31 December in the year of competition.
2017 Age Groups
Under 14 – 2005/2006
Under 15 – 2004 or later
Under 16 – 2003 or later
Under 17 – 2002 or later
Under 18 – 2001 or later
Under 20 – 1999/2000