2019 Victorian Track Relay Championships

General Information

The Victorian Track Relay Championships will be held at Hagenauer Reserve in 2019.

The Victorian Track Relay Championships is a club based competition that offers relays from 4×100 to 4x1500m.

The Victorian Track Relay Championships are a fantastic opportunity for clubs to recruit club members by competing in a team based competition.

Date: Saturday 23rd November 2019

Location: Hagenauer Reserve, Barwon Street, Box Hill North 3129

Entries Close: 11:59am (Midday) Monday 18th November 2019 – No late or on the day entries will be accepted.

If you have issues entering the event please contact Athletics Victoria PRIOR to the closing date at summer@athsvic.org.au or the Competitions Department on 8646 4512/8646 4526 and leave a message explaining the issues you are experiencing. Athletics Victoria will not accept any late entries and emails received after the closing date will not be accepted.

NOTE: Please be aware that following the closure of entries, AV will publish a provisional timetable with allocated provisional times.


Entry fees will only be refunded if a cancellation is received in writing to competitions@athsvic.org.au  prior to entries closing. Any refunds after this time will be processed only if the written notification is accompanied with a medical certificate before the first day of competition.

Upcoming Events

Please see below dates for our upcoming events

Zatopek:10 – Lakeside Stadium

Saturday 14th of December 2019

Athletics Victoria Contact Information

For any other information or queries in regards to the 2019 Victorian Relay Championships please contact AV via competitions@athsvic.org.au.

More information to come soon. Stay tuned to the AV website.


Team Administration Forms

Competition Rules

Age Groups

Age groups are taken from the 31st of December 2019

Age Group Year of Birth Age Group Year of Birth
Under 14 2006, 2007, 2008 Under 18 2002, 2003
Under 16 2004, 2005 Open 2001, 2000, etc.

 Please note: Overage athlete’s age group will be taken from the day of competition 23 November, 2019.

Eligibility of Teams

All athletes must be registered and approved AV members by 11:59am Wednesday 20th November, 2019 to be eligible to compete in this relays event.

Athletes can only compete in their gender specific teams. There is a mixed open 4x400m event, but no other events will mixed gender races or teams be allowed.

Competing athletes must represent their primary club. Where athletes have selected a secondary club (by purchasing an alternate first claim with membership) the athlete must represent their summer club. Athletes qualifying under this rule must wear the official registered uniform of their first claim summer club.

Athletes wishing to compete in different age groups must follow the below rules:

  • No athlete can compete in a lower age group than they are eligible for e.g. (U16 cannot run in an U14 event).
  • A junior athlete U14 – U18 may compete in their age group as well as the open age group e.g. (U16 can compete in the U16 4×100 and the Open 4×100).
  • A junior athlete U14 – U18 cannot compete in the same event in two junior age groups e.g. (U14 cannot compete in U14 4×100 and the U16 4×100).
  • A junior athlete can compete in two different junior age groups in two different events e.g. (U14 4×100 and an U16 4×400).

Masters Age Group Rules:

  • Age is taken from first day of competition – 23 November 2019.
  • Can only compete once in a particular type of relay eg 4x100m.
  • To form a team an athlete can move down to a younger age group but not up.
  • The age bracket of the team is determined by the youngest member of the team.
  • An athlete can compete in a different age bracket in a different type of relay.
  • All teams must wear their Club uniform and be a registered financial member of AV on the day of competition.
  • To set Masters Records all members of a team must be a VMA member.

Uniform & Bibs

All athletes competing at the 2019 Victorian Relay Championships must wear their current club uniform and current 2019/20 Athletics Victoria bib numbers. If you forget your bib please go to the administration area to receive a new one. All athletes must compete in AV bibs, if an athlete has registered as an AV Member but has not been assigned a Bib, when visiting the Administration Area AV staff will assign you a temporary Bib Number for the day.

Check in team forms

All 4x1500m team check in forms must be submitted by MIDDAY FRIDAY 22nd NOVEMBER. Any 4x1500m team not received prior to this time will be scratched from the event.

Teams may bring all other Relay Check-In Forms on the day. These must be handed into administration no later than 75 minutes prior to the first round of their event. Any team that does not check in by this time will be scratched from the event.

Substitution & Running Order forms

The composition of a team and the order of running for a relay shall be officially declared no later than one hour before the marshal time for each round of the competition (75 minutes prior to event start time).

If there is a substitution of athletes from your Relay Check-In Form, you must complete a Substitution Form.

If you are only changing the running order, this must be submitted on a Running Order Change Form.

Further alterations must be verified by a medical officer or first aid and may be made only until the marshal time for the particular heat in which the team is competing. The team shall compete as named and in the declared order. If a team does not follow this Rule, it shall be disqualified.

Call Room

A Call Room will be in place for the 4x100m relays (Heats and Finals). This will be located on the infield. All athletes must marshal at this point no later than 15mins prior to their event.

For all other relay events athletes must marshal at their changeover points no later than 15mins prior to their event.

Straight Finals

In the situation where enough scratching’s can cause events to no longer require heats, the final will be held at the final time. These announcements will be made following the closure of the check-in period to allow Team Managers time to substitute athletes if need be prior to the final.


4 x 100m and 4 x 400m

2 Heats First 2 in each heat, next 4 fastest into final
3 Heats First 2 in each heat, next 2 fastest into final
4 Heats First 2 in each heat, next 4 fastest into semi- final
5 Heats First 2 in each heat, next 6 fastest into semi-final
2 Semi Finals First 3 in each semi-final, next 2 fastest into final
3 Semi Finals First 2 in each semi-final, next 2 fastest into final

4 x 800m, 4 x 1500m & Medley Relay

2 Heats+ Timed Finals
Venue Information

First Aid

St Johns Ambulance will be on site throughout the day. They will be in the player runway which is located halfway down home straight.

Toilet facilities

There are toilet facilities open around Hagenauer Reserve.

Car Parking

Limited Car parking is available off Barwon Street.

Looking after Lakeside Stadium

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Hagenauer Reserve.

  • Park only in designated parking bays
  • Take home all rubbish so that we leave the venue as we found it.
  • Do not litter any rubbish. Please use bins provided.
  • Make sure your athletes leave the toilet blocks in a respectable state.