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Athletics Victoria is pleased to present the 59th edition of Zatopek:10 2019.

A celebration of Athletics featuring the Australian 10,000m Championships and the Victorian State Championships. Entry Information is set out below.  To enter click on the Event Page button below.


Event Information

Date: Saturday 14th December 2019
Venue: Box Hill Athletics Track, Elgar Road, Box Hill

Event Coverage:
Livestream on AV’s youtube and facebook channels.

Live results will be available via www.athsvic.org.au/liveresults. Follow us on social media – @athsvic via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for up-to-date information.

Athlete Information

All entries must be completed online before the closing deadline. Please note that your entry does not guarantee automatic selection into the event and athletes will be informed of their selection following the closing date.

Prize Money

Prizemoney (Zatopek Womens and Mens Event)

1st Place        $2000

2nd Place       $750

3rd Place        $250

 Prizemoney (Ondeicki u20 3000m and De Castella u20 3000m) powered by Fred Lester Distance Running Fund

1st Place        $1500

2nd Place      $1000

3rd Place       $500

 

Timetable

Zatopek 10 : 2019 Amended 8th December 2019

# denotes Victorian State Championship Event

* denotes National Championship Event

^ Invitational event for Open athletes (18+)

5.35pm Opening and Presentations
5.45pm Steve Hooker Pole Vault Challenge
5.50pm David Baxter 100 Yard Heats/Final
6.00pm Mixed U18 4 x 400m Relay Final #
6.10pm Womens Open 1500m ^
6.15pm Gary Honey Long Jump Challenge
6.25pm Mens Open 1500m ^
6.35pm Ondieki U20 Womens 3000m
6.55pm de Castella U20 Mens 3000m
7.10pm Denise Boyd 100 Yards Final
7.17pm David Baxter Memorial 100 Yards # – Final
7.30pm Zatopek Womens 10,000m* #
8.15pm Womens Open 4 x 400m Final #
8.20pm Mens Open 4 x 400m Final#
8.35pm Zatopek Mens 10,000m* #

**The Junior 1500m (Hillardt and Jamieson) will be run in conjunction with the Melbourne Track Classic on Thursday 6th February 2020.

Event Entry Information

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                   10,000m                                            29:45:00

Women’s             10,000m                                            35:30:00

Entry Process –

Event entry is now available online  and entries will close 12.00pm (midday) Wednesday 4th December  2019.

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 Thursday 5th December 2019 and the entry list posted on the Athletics Victoria website.

All athletes will be required to enter online via the Athletics Victoria Member Portal and 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 (Zatopek Women’s and Men’s Event): –

The following selection process will apply: –

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 2018; 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 glenn@athsvic.org.au or by calling +61 3 8646 4506.

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

Event Status

The following events will run concurrently with the Zatopek 10 Men’s and Women’s 10,000m: –

  • Zatopek 10 (prizemoney) – first three placegetters
  • Australian National Championships – first three registered Australians in the event
  • Victorian State Championship – first three registered Victorians in the event

Ondieki U 20 Women’s 3000m & de Castella U 20 Men’s 3000m

Athletes are invited to submit an entry via the AV online portal. The final field selected for both events will be determined in Athletics Victoria absolute discretion by 5.00pm Thursday 5th December 2019 based on the number of entries and the performances of athletes.

** This event is restricted to 16 – 19 years old as at 31/12/2019 .

Entries close 12.00pm (midday) Wednesday 4th December 2018.

Interstate or International athletes that require early confirmation of their entry to book flights and accommodation can request confirmation before the closing date by contacting Athletics Victoria CEO Glenn Turnor on glenn@athsvic.org.au or by calling +61 3 8646 4506.

Interstate athletes should not book flights or accommodation until your entry is confirmed. Athletics Victoria will not be responsible for any costs incurred where confirmation of entry as set out above has not occurred.

Please note – your entry will not automatically guarantee you a place in either event.

Open Men & Women & Mixed U18 4x400m Relay Championship

Teams that have progressed to the final of the Open Men & Women & MixedU18 4x400m final from the 2019 Victorian Track Relay Championships do not need to re-enter this competition.

Please Note: As this is race is part of the Victorian Track Relay Championships, competition rules will be the same.

Invitational Open Women’s 1500m and Open Men’s 1500m

Athletes are invited to submit an entry via the AV online portal. The final field selected for both events will be determined in AV’s absolute discretion by 5.00pm Friday 30th November 2018 based on the number of entries and the performances of athletes.

Entries close 12.00pm (midday) Thursday 29th November 2018.

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 glenn@athsvic.org.au or by calling +61 3 8646 4506.

 Please note – your entry will not automatically guarantee you a place in either event.

Gary Honey Long Jump Challenge

The Gary Honey Long Jump Challenge will be open to six male and six female jumpers. Before competition commences, teams will be selected consisting of one female and one male and the combined distance of the best jump will take home the Gary Honey Challenge trophy.

Athletes are required to enter their season’s best jumps when registering for this event.

2019 Steve Hooker Team Challenge

Date, Time & Venue

Saturday 14th December, 5.45 pm at Box Hill Athletics Track (Hagenauer Reserve).

 

Entry

To be considered for the start list please enter via AV web site by 4th December:

http://athsvic.org.au/events/competitions/national-competitions/zatopek10/

Rules

The Steve Hooker Team Challenge will be open to six male and six female vaulters. Before the competition commences, teams will be selected consisting of one female and one male. The lowest ranked female will be paired with the highest ranked male, the second lowest ranked female with the second highest ranked male etc.

The winning team is decided by adding each team members best heights. There will be no count back, so in the event of a tie, a jump off will occur in the usual way, but each pair will nominate one vaulter to take part (either the female or the male). The jump off start height will be the last height missed by the nominated vaulters.

Athletes are required to enter their season’s best jumps when registering for this event.

The Women’s and Men’s competitions will occur simultaneously in the same pit, but with a rotating bar. For example, the bar will be set at 3.20m and the women will vault, then it will be set at 4.20m and the men will vault, then it will go to 3.40m for women and then 4.40m for the men, etc…

Start Heights

Around 3.20 for the women and 4.20 for the men.

 

Uniforms

Each team needs to wear the same colour outfit; vaulters should contact their partner to discuss attire. Uniforms can be colourful, but not too outrageous. Once start lists are finalised and couples have decided on their colour, contact Mark Stewart, as all pairs must be in different colours. First in best dressed.

 

Past Winners

2014 Phillipa Hajdasz & Cameron Sherry with 8.20m in green.

2015 Alana Boyd & Lachlan Burns 8.37 in white.

2016 Annabelle  Anderson & Max Mishchenko with 8.00m in orange.

2017 Grace Bath & Max Mishchenko with 8.45 (meet record) in yellow.

2018 Felicity Jouvelet & Blake Lucas with 8.35 in black.

Transport Information

Travelling to Box Hill Athletics Track from the City:

Yarra Trams:
Route 109 from City to Box Hill  – https://yarratrams.com.au/route-guides/route-109

Belgrave/Lilydale Train line from city to Box Hill Centre

Then 20 min walk to Hagenauer Reserve, (Box Hill Athletics Track) – 530 Elgar Road

For more up-to-date information on travel times and services head to: http://www.yarratrams.com.au

For connecting train information please visit http://ptv.vic.gov.au

Parking

Limited parking is available at Hagenauer Reserve