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2022 ZÁTOPEK:10

Date: Thursday, 15th December 2022

Entries: CLOSED

Entries Close: Thursday 1 December 11:59am

Location: Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park, VIC 3206


Named after the renowned Czech distance runner Emil Zátopek, the ZÁTOPEK:10 is one of Australia’s most prestigious track races. On December 15, 2022 we will celebrate the 62nd edition of this event at the home of athletics in Melbourne, Lakeside Stadium.

Featuring the Australian Women’s and Men’s 10,000m Championships, this celebration of athletics is supported by the U20 Ondieki Women’s and U20 de Castella Men’s 3000m and Open Women and Men’s 1500m and 800m events.

Also on the night will be the Steve Hooker Pole Vault Challenge & the Gary Honey Long Jump Challenge where athletes will compete in teams of two to win the trophies.

To round out the evening there will also be the finals of the Athletics Victoria Open 4x400m relays and the Victorian All Schools 4x200m Relay Invitationals.

Tickets to this iconic event are available now.


Selection & Eligibility Policy

For athletes wishing to enter any of the events, please read the complete Selection & Eligibility Policy

The following information sets out some of the key information for all events, but please read the full selection policy via the button above.

Zátopek 10,000m

To be eligible for selection, athletes must have achieved the following entry standards:

EventEntry Standard
Women’s 10,000m35:30:00
Men’s 10,000m29:45:00

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 31st December 2021; then
  • Priority 2 – athletes that have achieved the qualifying time in a 10km road event on a WA – 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 WA-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 TTP Coordinator Tom Gamble at tom.gamble@athsvic.org.au

Open 1500m & 800m

Minimum age is 16 years- no exceptions. (Age will be determined as of 31st December 2022)

Entry to these events do not automatically guarantee a place in the final field and the final field will be determined at the discretion of Athletics Victoria.

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 TTP Coordinator Tom Gamble at tom.gamble@athsvic.org.au

U20 Ondieki & de Castella 3000m

The U20 Ondieki Women’s 3000m and U20 de Castella Men’s 3000m are invitational events.

Prize money for both Women’s 3000m and Men’s 3000m events will be powered by the Fred Lester Scholarship Fund.

  • 1st $1500
  • 2nd $1000
  • 3rd $500

Minimum age is 16 years- no exceptions (Age will be determined as of 31st December 2022).

If you are selected in the final field(s), you will be eligible for placings and records pending ratification.
Entry to these events do not automatically guarantee a place in the final field and the final field will be determined at the discretion of Athletics Victoria.

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 TTP Coordinator Tom Gamble at tom.gamble@athsvic.org.au

Steve Hooker Pole Vault & Gary Honey Long Jump Challenges

Athletes will be placed into teams of two – one male & one female.

Entry to these events do not automatically guarantee a place in the final field and the final field will be determined at the discretion of Athletics Victoria. Athletes must ensure they have met and event standards.

Athletics Victoria Open 4x400m Relay Finals

The finals of the Athletics Victoria Women’s & Men’s Open 4x400m Relay will be run on the evening of Zátopek:10.

Only teams who have qualified for the finals of these events will compete.

The preliminary rounds for these events will be conducted at the Athletics Victoria Track Relays Championships on Saturday 26th November at Box Hill.

Please refer to the Athletics Victoria Track Relays event page for the eligibility and team composition rules.


Timetable


Important Information:

Entries Open Draft TimetableEvent Entry Lists – (as of 9/12/2022)ResultsHubAV Rules and PoliciesAA Shoe Declaration
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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.