Geelong Athletics

Geelong Athletics

Geelong Athletics is Geelong’s Running hub. The Geelong Athletics page has been set up as a complete information porthole for track athletes and distance runners looking for coaching and competition information.

Geelong Interclub competition is conducted under IAAF rules and is aimed at providing both an enjoyable social activity for athletes and officials and helping those who wish to further their abilities to do so.

Geelong Interclub: Field competition is conducted in age groups with points awarded for placement in that age group, (see Standards for further information). Track competition is conducted in heats that are graded by ability with the results then being ranked in age groups and point scored accordingly. Age groups for all interclub competition are Men: U14,U16, U18, U20, Open, 40+,50+ & 60+ and Women: U14, U16, U18, U20, Open & Vets (35+) taken from age on the day of competition.

Geelong Cup: Is a club ‘team’ style of competition. Teams are of mixed gender and age groups and some of the events are a little different to the normal competition. The cup was introduced to provide some variety and to promote team spirit. Points will be allocated from this competition towards the Geelong Centre Premierships.

Geelong Championships: Formal entry is required for each event at Championships. Entry forms and closing dates are listed in this handbook. Age Groups for all championship events is taken from the 31st of December of the year of competition. i.e. if you turn 18 at any time during the current year you will compete in the Under 20 age group.

Officials: Clubs are to supply at least the number of officials allocated by the Officials Portfolio Manager each week. Points will be deducted for every official that a club is short of their allocation. The number of officials is allocated according to the number of registered athletes in each club. At the start of the season the numbers of registrations for the previous season are used and the allocations are to be updated at the start of December.

All our officials are volunteers and would gladly welcome any assistance. If you are interested in helping – or are rostered on by your club – please report to the competition office by 1.10 pm.

Athletes should report to the competition office to pay their weekly competition fee before commencing their events for the day. Athletes should sign on at the competition office for the walk, hurdle, distance and steeple events.

Competing at Geelong can lead to selection in our State League team. State League is the ‘A’ Grade competition for Victoria in which we have teams in the Men’s and Women’s competition.

Athletes and Officials can also participate in various championships at both State and National levels, which can lead to international selection.

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