2017 Zatopek:10 – Graded 10km Race

General Information:

Athletics Victoria and Athletics Essendon, welcome all distance runners to take part in the 2017 Zatopek:10 Graded 10km Track Races.

These three track races will be conducted at the Athletics Essendon running track in Moonee Ponds.
Make the most of this opportunity to complete the rarely raced 10km distance on the track, this is the race of truth for all distance runners.
We welcome all runners of all abilities to come and compete.

You don’t have to be a member of an athletics club to compete in this event, all runners are welcome.

These three graded track races are for runners of all abilities and we want to provide the runners with the opportunity to race on the track in a graded competitive race.

Here is your chance to get your 10km P.B., no hills and no traffic.

There will be three separate track races on the night, select the division that matches your best 10km time in the last two years.
A new innovation for 2017, is that for those entering division three, no qualifying time will need to be submitted, so if you’re not sure if you can run 10km in under 60 minutes, don’t worry, we encourage you to start the race and see how far you can run in 60 minutes. If you haven’t completed the full 10km in the time we will ask you to leave the track and your result will be the distance that you covered in the sixty minutes.

So think of the division three event as the 60 minute run and there will be no pressure on you to run the full 10km distance.

When:– Tuesday 12 December 2017

Where:– Moonee Valley Athletics Centre (MVAC), Aberfeldie Park, Corio Street, Moonee Ponds.

Event Timetable :

  • 6:15pm – 7:20pm.
  • 7:25pm – 8:15pm.
  • 8:20pm – 9:00pm.
  • Division Three. 50 – 60 minute 10km runners
  • Division Two. 40 – 50 minute 10km runners
  • Division One. 30 – 40 minute 10km runners

Event Check in:– Closes 15 minutes before each division start time.

Cost :– Only $15.00 per athlete

Entries :. To avoid overcrowding on the track, entries are LIMITED, we can only have a maximum number of runners in each of the three divisions.

NOTE: Each runner MUST provide a LAP SCORER, to ensure that every runner completes the full 10km distance.

Enquiries: Email athsess@gmail.com or telephone Stephen Murphy on 0417 582 208