2018 National Junior Multi and Victorian Multi Track & Field Championships

General Information

Athletes must report to the athlete TIC AREA no later than 1 HOUR PRIOR to the start time of the first event of each day they have entered and sign in. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. If you are running late for any reason and wish to contact a member of the Athletics Victoria staff on the day please contact 0447 202 160.

Please note: Athletes will need to provide their starting height and seasons best for any vertical jump events (high jump & pole vault) they will undertake during their multi competition.

The 2018 Victorian Multi Championships was postponed due to extreme heat on Saturday 6th January. A new date and venue has been confirmed as Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March 2018. No further entries will be taken for this competition. 

Date: Saturday 3rd March – Sunday 4th March, 2018

Location: Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park 3206

Entry to Lakeside: Access to Lakeside Stadium is via Gate 1.

Gate fees are as follows:
3 Day Pass ($20.00)
2 Day Pass ($15.00)
1 Day Pass ($10.00)

 Free entry for competing athletes, AA affiliated coaches & children under 12

**PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE YOUR TICKETS ON YOU AT ALL TIMES AS THEY WILL ALSO BE USED AS PASS OUTS THROUGHOUT THE MEET AT GATE 1 & THE WARM UP GATE**

Uniforms: Athletes competing in the Victorian Multi-Event Championships ONLY must be attired in their official registered uniform of their first claim Athletics Victoria club uniform with their current Athletics Victoria registration numbers firmly affixed so the entire number and sponsorship information can be easily read. (refer IAAF rule 18).

Athletes competing in the National Junior Multi-Event must be attired in their State uniform. (National Uniform is to be worn by NZ Athletes)

The victory ceremony is considered part of the competition and as such must attend the ceremony in their respective uniform.

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.

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

Competition

RULES OF COMPETITION 

Competition: All events shall be conducted in accordance with the rules of the IAAF and Athletics Victoria.

Age determination: Age group calculation is taken from the 31 December 2018. Overage athletes (40+, 50+) age group calculation will be taken from the first day of competition 3 March 2018.

Age Group Year of Birth Age Group Year of Birth
Under 14 2005, 2006 Open 1998 or earlier
Under 16 2003, 2004 40+ 6/1/1978 – 7/1/1967
Under 18 2001, 2002 50+ 6/1/1968 – Earlier
Under 20 1999, 2000

Mixed Competition: Both male and female athletes must compete in their own gender events for these championships. No athlete will be permitted to compete in another gender event at any Athletics Victoria Championship events (IAAF rule 145).

Entry Numbers: Only one (1) entry is required for an event to be included on the program. However to provide competition, events may be combined with a similar event if available.

Simultaneous Events: When an athlete has entered both and National Multi and Victorian Multis events that are conducted simultaneously as one event, the athlete will be entitled to one (1) set of performances only, provided that the specifications for the age group event are the same. These performances will be used to determine the placing’s in both events.

Check-In: Athletes must report to the ATHLETE TIC AREA no later than 1 HOUR PRIOR to the start time of each day of their competition and sign in. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

If you are running late for any reason and wish to contact a member of the Athletics Victoria staff on the day please contact 0447 202 160.

Please note: Athletes will need to provide their starting height and seasons best for any vertical jump events (high jump & pole vault) they will undertake during their multi competition.

Scratching’s: Any athlete who competes in a round of an event in the championships and qualifies for a subsequent round then withdraws from that event, without a medical certificate, WILL NOT be permitted to compete in any other event during the championships.

Call Room: There will be a call room in operation for the start of each day. Therefore all athletes must attend call room 30 minutes prior to the first event time. Call Room will be located on the decking of the main grandstand. This will also act as a rest area for the duration of the event.

For all other events athletes are to follow the direction and guidance of the multi events referee appointed to their age group.

Uniforms: Athletes competing in the Victorian Multi-Event Championships ONLY must be attired in their official registered uniform of their first claim Athletics Victoria club uniform with their current Athletics Victoria registration numbers firmly affixed so the entire number and sponsorship information can be easily read. (refer IAAF rule 18).

Athletes competing in the National Junior Multi-Event must be attired in their State uniform (National uniform is to be worn for NZL athletes).

The victory ceremony is considered part of the competition and as such must attend the ceremony in their respective uniform.

Footwear: Track spikes must be of IAAF approved shape (conical is preferred) and be no greater than 7mm in length for track events. Spikes for javelin and high jump events must be conical in shape and a maximum of 9mm.

Private Implements: Only implements provided and previously tested by the technical officer may be used. Athletes wishing to use private implements must lodge them with the technical officer on duty AT LEAST 2 HOURS PRIOR to the scheduled starting time of the event. The implement will be retained until the completion of that event and will be available for all athletes in that event to use.

Starting Blocks: The use of starting blocks is compulsory for all open and underage athletes competing in events up to and including 400m. Overage athletes will be permitted a crouch or standing start for all events.

Leg Numbers: Athletes in events 800m or longer will be required to wear a leg number to assist the photo finish operator in identifying athletes. Leg numbers will be distributed at the start line during the marshalling period.

Protests:

  • Any enquires regarding entries; check-in or reporting at the championships on the days of competition shall be made to the administration delegate or competition manager.
  • Any protest regarding the competition, shall in the first instance, be made orally to the referee by the athlete or by a person acting on his/her behalf, within 30 minutes of the official announcement of the result.

The referee may decide on the protest or may refer the matter to the jury of appeal.  If the referee makes a decision, the athlete may appeal to the jury within 30 minutes.

Appeals must be in writing, signed by the athlete (or a responsible adult on behalf of the athlete) and submitted to the administration manager located in the administration area.  The protest must be accompanied by a deposit of $50.00 which may be forfeited should the protest be considered frivolous (IAAF rule 146).  Protest/appeal forms are available at administration area.

Medals: Will be made as soon as possible after the event. All placegetters are asked to assist with this procedure by going with an official at the completion of the event to the ceremonial area. Each athlete must wear either their competition singlet or tracksuit top for the victory ceremony. Medallions will be presented to competitors placed first, second and third.

Records: All athletes wishing to break a record, please report this to the administration area 2 Hours prior to the event.

ADDITIONAL RULES PERTAINING TO THE MULTIPLE EVENT CHAMPIONSHIPS:

  1. Combined Events athletes must report to the Admin & Call Room area for the first event of each day of competition.
  2. The Combined Events referee is in charge of the Combined Events and will notify the athletes at the completion of each event when the next event will start.
  3. Athletes must notify the Combined Events Referee if they are intending to withdraw from the competition.
  4. Any athlete who fails to make a start or trial in any of the scheduled events of the competition shall not be permitted to take part in subsequent events, and shall be considered to have abandoned the competition. The athlete in this case shall not figure in the final place classifications.
  5. In all track events a competitor will be disqualified when he/she has recorded two false starts in an event (IAAF Rule 162.7).
  6. Only one system of timing may apply to each track event of a Multiple Event. Therefore if there is a failure of the electronic timing for an event or heat of an event, the times for all heats in that event of the Multiple Event shall be hand times.
  7. All combined event competitions shall be scored using formulae or tables from the IAAF Handbook (2013 Edition) of scoring tables for men’s and women’s Combined Events competitions, with no alterations for age groups.
  8. The Combined Events for the Open age group will be as per IAAF rule 200.
Upcoming Events

Please see below dates for our upcoming events

AV Country Track & Field Championships – Llanberris Reserve – York St, Ballarat

Friday 26th – Sunday 28th of January 2018

AV Junior and Para Track & Field Championships – Lakeside Stadium

Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th of February 2018

AV Open and Para Track & Field Championships – Lakeside Stadium

Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th of March 2018