Athletics Victoria is pleased to present the 56th edition of Zatopek:10 on Thursday 8th December, 2016 at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park.

A celebration of Athletics featuring the Australian 10,000m Championships supported by our friends at Little Athletics Victoria and Athletics Australia

Event Information

Date: Thursday 8th December, 2016
Start Time: 5.45pm
Venue: Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park

Event Coverage:

Video footage from Zatopek:10 2016 will be made available at the conclusion of the night. Individual races will be made available early next week. Live results will be available via Follow us on social media – @athsvic via Twitter, Snapchat, 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 your selection, athletes will be informed of their selection following the closing date.


Tickets for Zatopek:10 2015 will be available at Gate 1 for $20. This will also permit access to the 2015 Australian All Schools Championships from Fri 4- Sun 6 December, 2015.

If you have any question regarding access please contact Athletics Victoria on (03) 8646 4500.

Click here for Lakeside Stadium conditions of entry.

Prize Money

Zatopek10 Men

1st Place: $3,000

2nd Place: $2,000

3rd Place: $1,000

Zatopek10 Women

1st Place: $3,000

2nd Place: $2,000

3rd Place: $1,000


Time Event No. Event 
6:00pm 1 Medley Relay
6:10pm 2 Swedish Relay u18 Girls #
6:15pm 3 Swedish Relay u 18 Boys #
6:25pm 4 Denise Boyd 100 Yards Women **
6:30pm 5 Gary Honey Long Jump Challenge
6:30pm 6 David Baxter Memorial 100 Yards **
6:55pm 7 Jamieson u/16 Girls 1500m Final #
7:00pm 8 Steve Hooker Pole Vault Challenge
7:03pm 9 Hillardt u/16 Boys 1500m Final #
7:10pm 10 Ondieki u20 3000m Women
7:25pm 11 De Castella u20 3000m Men
7:45pm 12 Zatopek Womens 10,000m **/*
8:25pm 13 Womens 4 x 400m Relay **
8:30pm 14 Mens 4 x 400m Relay **
8:45pm 15 Zatopek Mens 10,000m **/*
* Includes Australian Championships
**Includes Victorian Championships
# Australian All Schools Championship

Athlete and Coaches Information


  • Entries are by invitation so no entry fee will be incurred
  • Athletes MUST include their season best time if possible or personal best as a second option


  • Under 15 boys and girls competing in the 1500m events will have one free of charge minder/parent.
  • Each athlete can nominate one (1) Athletics Australia accredited coach that MUST display their Athletics Australia accreditation card upon entry.
  • Reciprocal rights are reserved for international athletes who have accredited coaches recognised by their nations official coaching body.

Transport Information

It is easy to travel to the 2015 Zatopek:10 across Melbourne’s public transport system:

Yarra Trams:
Route 96: St Kilda Beach to East Brunswick – 2-8 per hour (Every Day)
Route 12: Victoria Gardens to St Kilda – 5-6 per hour (Every Day)

Those traveling by Metro Train services are best to connect to the Yarra Tram Services via Southern Cross Station.

For more up-to-date information on travel times and services head to:

For connecting train information please visit


Limited parking is available at Lakeside Stadium so we recommend public transport for spectators.

  • Parking is subject to availability
  • Please follow directions given by traffic controllers if on duty
  • Lakeside car park is Pay-and-Display.
  • You must purchase and display a prepaid valid ticket from a ticket machine
  • Parking along Albert Rd is Pay-and-Display. You must purchase and display a prepaid valid ticket from a ticket machine.
  • Please see recommended park spots around Lakeside Stadium here – Lakeside Stadium Parking Map
  • For information on parking around Albert Park check out –