2017 Victorian Track Relay Championships

General Information

The 2017 Victorian Track Relay Championships will again be held at Lakeside Stadium in 2017.

The Victorian Track Relay Championships is a club based competition that offers relays from 4×100 to 4x1500m with the 4x400m finals being run at the Zatopek:10 on Thursday 14th December 2017.

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

Date: Saturday 11th November 2017

Location: Lakeside Stadium, 31-33 Aughtie Drive Albert Park

Entry: Gate 1 Entry North Stand

Entries Close: 12:00pm (Midday) Monday 30th 2017 – 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.

Refunds

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

Victorian 5000m Championships – Lakeside Stadium             

Thursday 23rd of November 2017

Zatopek:10 – Lakeside Stadium

Thursday 14th of December 2017

Athletics Victoria Contact Information

For any other information or queries in regards to the 2017 Victorian Relay Championships please contact AV via competitions@athsvic.org.au.

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

Competition

Timetable

Click HERE to view the Draft Timetable as of 25/7/17.

Check in team forms

Please remember to send in your teams Check in forms by 5pm Wednesday 8 November. This will allow our Administration Team to add in your team athlete names so they can be loaded into the event day meet manager system for results. Teams may bring them in on the day and check them in.

Teams must be checked in no later than 90mins prior to the first round of their event. Any team that does not check in by this time will be scratched from the event.

Should any team run any athletes in a different order to what was signed and submitted on their team sheet will be disqualified from that race.

If you believe you will be running late for check-in, please call AV on 0447 202 160

Substitutions

Any Substitutions that are required during the day can be made by filling out a form and lodging it 30 minutes prior to the race at administration which is located upstairs on level 1 in the main grandstand.

Age Groups

Age groups are taken from the 31st of December 2017

Age Group Year of Birth Age Group Year of Birth
Under 14 2004, 2005, 2006 Under 18 2000, 2001
Under 16 2002, 2003 Open 1999, 1998, etc.

 Please note: Overage athlete’s age group will be taken from the day of competition 11 November, 2017.

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. (U14 can compete in the U14 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:

  • Relays will be conducted in 10 year age brackets (eg 40-49, 50-59)
  • Age is taken from first day of competition – 11 November 2017.
  • 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.
  • Teams can run in any order.
  • All teams must wear their Club uniform and be either a registered financial member of AV or VMA on the day of competition.
  • To set Masters Records all members of a team must be a VMA member.

Eligibility of Teams: Athletes can only compete in their gender specific teams. There are strictly no mixed gender races or teams allowed.

Competing athletes must represent their first claim club in all Championship events except in the special case of the Victorian Track Relay Championships. In the Victorian Track Relay Championships, an athlete affiliated first claim with a country club may compete with another team for which they are an affiliated second claim member provided that:

  1. The athlete has an official letter from their first claim club giving permission for the athlete to compete.
  2. The athlete has previously competed for the second claim club on at least three occasions in the season in which the Championships are held.

Athletes qualifying under Rule 5.3 must wear the official registered uniform of their first claim summer club, with their current bib numbers, as supplied by Athletics Victoria, securely fixed at the four corners to their competition uniform. They shall be worn visibly on the breast and back.

Uniform & Bibs: All athletes competing at the 2017 Victorian Relay Championships must wear their current club uniform and current 2017/18 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.

Call Room: A Call Room will be in place for the 4x100m relays (Heats and Finals). This will be located on the infield of Lakeside Stadium. 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 60 minutes prior to the event start time to allow Team Managers time to substitute athletes if need be.

Venue Information

Catering

Lakeside stadium will have their Kiosk open which provides food, drinks and coffees.

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 Lakeside stadium.

Car Parking

Car parking is available within lakeside stadium car parking and MSAC parking facilities.

Looking after Lakeside Stadium

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Lakeside Stadium.

  • 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.