Steigen Victorian Country Athletics Championships

Date: Thursday 26th – Saturday 28th January 2023

Location: John Landy Athletics Field, Barwon Terrace, South Geelong VIC 3220

The Steigen Victorian Country Athletics Championships is a celebration of athletics, offering events in all age groups from U14 up to 60+. Both Metro and Country athletes can compete and enjoy the festivities that the Victorian country regions have to offer.

Car Parking:

Parking on site will be restricted to Officials, Event Management personnel, First Aid, Sponsors and dignitaries along with a limited number of disabled parking.  There is free street parking in Swanston Street and Barwon Terrace.


In addition to this event there are also two major events (Cadel Evans Road Race/Rowing Regatta) in the area which may affect parking and travel to the venue due to road closures/restrictions.

Please allow extra time for detours or limitations to parking on some days – Saturday in particular.


Please note that due to tremendous interest in this meet, a large number of entries have been received. As a result, changes have been made to the timetable to accommodate these entries. We advise that athletes and coaches continue to check the latest version of the timetable to ensure they are fully aware of the time of their event.

Please Note: Metro Club Athletes will be Invitational Athletes at the Country Championships and will be awarded invitational medals across the Championships.

Club Helpers:

Clubs with participating members will be required to provide volunteer helpers for this event. Duties will be allocated and communicated to clubs once entries close.

Additional Information:

Only Athletics Victoria athlete members, or those with an equivalent level of membership from another Athletics Australia member association are eligible to compete at Victorian Championship events.

Interstate athletes wanting to compete – please email sportdelivery@athsvic.org.au with your National ID number, date of birth, events you wish to enter (with age group) & seed time/performance for each event.

*Please note that this event and its offerings are subject to change in alignment with advice from the Victorian Government

Barwon Sports Physiotherapy

Barwon Sports Physiotherapy will this year partner with Geelong Athletics and Athletics Victoria to provide a range of specialist physiotherapy and myotherapy services to athletes at the Steigen 2023 Country Championships. For further information, or to book a time, please click here.

Important Information:

The Steigen Victorian Country Athletics Championships have been granted a World Athletics ‘F’ Permit for the U20 & Open Events Only

SHOE DECLARATION – National Permit Meets

As the Vic Country Championships are a World Athletics ‘F’ meets, Open & U20 athletes are required to complete an AV online Shoe Declaration Form prior to their first AV meet for the season. Any State Record, National Record or International qualifying performance will not be ratified without a Shoe Declaration being submitted.

Athletes are to wear shoes that comply with the World Athletics Shoe Rule. For a current list of compliant shoes, please download the latest list: https://worldathletics.org/about-iaaf/documents/technical-information

All Open & U20 Athletes inclusive of Para athletes, attempting a State Record, National Record or International qualifier MUST complete a shoe declaration form prior to participation at a World Athletics Sanctioned meet.

Please complete the online form HERE prior to the event!

Start ListProvisional Timetable (As at 23/1/23)Championship Rules (As at 19/12/22)Relay Check-In Form
Substitution/ Running Order Change Form
ResultsHubAV Rules and PoliciesAustralian National Entry Standards

If you have issues entering the event please contact Athletics Victoria PRIOR to the closing date. This can be done via email to sportdelivery@athsvic.org.au. Athletics Victoria will not accept any late entries. 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 which will take the place of the Draft Timetable.