Zatopek:10 I Australian 10000m Championships 14 December 2017

Date: 14 December 2017

Venue: Lakeside Stadium

Online Entries Open

Entry Standards – Zatopek Women’s and Men’s 10,000m

To be eligible for selection, athletes must have achieved the following entry standards.

Men’s        29.45

Women’s   35.30


Event entry is now available online at 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)

Selection Process

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 or by calling 03 8646 4506.

*Athletics Victoria and Athletics Australia will determine the final field in their absolute discretion.


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Australian Open Championships 15 - 18 February 2018 inc. Commonwealth Games Selection Trials

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.


2018 Commonwealth Games Selection Criteria 


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Australian Junior Championships 14 - 18 March 2018

Date: Wednesday 14th March - Sunday 18th March 2018
Location: Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Center (SOPAC), Sydney New South Wales 

Athletics Australia Entry Standards

Junior Able Bodied

Junior Para Athletes

Draft Timetable as of 10.10.17

Entries for this event are taken by Athletics Tasmania following the Tasmanian Junior Championships. 


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SSA Cross Country Championships 11 - 14 August 2017

School Sport Australia Cross Country Championships, 10yrs - 19yrs.

Venue: Rokeby Police Academy, Hobart, Tasmania

Host: Tasmanian Education Department

Age groups: 10 years, 11 years, 12 years, 13 years, 14/15 years, 16/17 years and 18/19 years

Entry via State Associations

Links Event Website  Event Timetable

Australian Half Marathon Championships 20 August 2017

Date: Sunday 20 August, 2017

Venue: Sunshine Coast, QLD
Host Event: 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon (McDonalds Half Marathon)

Entry via State Associations.  

Links Athletics Australia Event Page  Sunshine Coast Marathon Event Page




Australian Cross Country Championships 26 August 2017

Date: Saturday 26 August
Location: Kembla Joggers Cross Country Park, Wollongong

Entry via State Associations

Links Athletics Australia Event Page  Timetable (as at 07/07/17)

Australian Road Championships 17 September 2017

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.

To enquire if you have met the required standard for assistance packages, please contact Race Director, Joe Stevens, via email:

All other athletes interested in participating in this championship must enter via the event website listed above. Please take note of entry deadlines.

Links Athletics Australia Event Page   City-Bay Fun Run Page

Australian Marathon Championships 17 September 2017

DateSunday 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.

Links Athletics Australia Event Page  Blackmore Sydney Running Festival Event Page

Athletics Australia Entry Standards

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    

Open Para Athlete Entry Standards

Junior Para Athlete Entry Standards


Age Groups

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

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