Racewalking Australia Events - 2013
Racewalking Australia sponsors or co-hosts a number of events each year. Further information about these events can be obtained from your race walking club. All entries are coordinated by the local clubs and then sent off to the organising club. You must be a member of one of the member clubs to compete in any of the Racewalking Australia events on offer in this list.
- RWA Lake Burley Griffin Carnival (June, Canberra)
- RWA State Challenge (July, each club in its home State)
- RWA Second Carnival (August, rotating through the State
- RWA 50km Championship for women (September, Melbourne)
- RWA 100km Championships for Men and Women (September, Melbourne)
- The bi-annual Oceania Race Walking Trophy (held in even years) *
- The Australian Racewalking Series *
Details are as follows:
February 2013 - December 2013
The Australian Racewalking Series
The Australian Race Walking Series is a joint initiative of Athletics Australia and Racewalking Australia and aims to engage and recognise the achievements of athletes in the critical age demographic of 16-22 years.
Focusing on a number of high profile, quality events around the country, the series will award overall placegetters in the Open, Under 23, Under 20 and Under 18 age groups.
See http://www.rwa.org.au/aevents-1.shtml for further details.
annual carnival is held each year over the Queens
Birthday Long Weekend in June in Canberra. It is Australia's largest
walking carnival and is a must on most walkers' calendars, with over
300 walkers competing in a variety of events. RWA Championships are
from U10 through to Masters. The fixture of
events is as follows and further details are
online at the ACT
Race and Fitness Walking Club website: http://www.actwalkers.org.au/lbg.htm
have discussed this year's dates with State Challenge organiser Mark
Donahoo and he advises that the Postal Challenge for each RWA club may
be scheduled on any of the following three weekends
allows for those clubs who want to schedule it during Schools Holidays
and also caters for those clubs who want to keep it outside school
holidays. As always, chat with mark Donahoo if you have difficulties in
fitting in with these dates. We try to be as flexible as possible to
help our clubs participate in the Challenge.
The rules governing the State Challenge are as follows
second yearly carnival rotates between the member clubs and is normally
held in the second half of the winter season. Since 2008, it has been
held alongside the Australian Roadwalking Championships.
Individual medals will be awarded by Athletics Australia and Teams medals will be awarded by Racewalking Australia. Hence this event is seen as an Australian Championship meet from an Individual perspective but as a Racewalking Australia meet from a Teams perspective.
This championship has been awarded to Tasmania in 2013 and is expected to be held in Hobart in late August.
Entry procedures will go online on the Athletics Australia
website in late June.
RACEWALKING AUSTRALIA 50 KM CHAMPIONSHIP FOR WOMEN
Middle Park, Melbourne, Victoria
VRWC has put their hand up once again for this event which will be held in conjunction with the Victorian Open 50km championship. Anyone wanting to enter should contact Tim Erickson closer to the event.
Racewalking Australia, in conjunction with the Australian Centurions, presents the annual Racewalking Australia 100 Km Walking Championships for men and women. These events are held concurrently with the annual Australian Centurions 24 Hour Carnival which will be held in September 2103 at Middle Park. Note this is a change from previous years when this event has been staged in conjunction with the Coburg 24 Hour Carnival and has been track based. In 2013, these championships will be road based. Further details and entry forms will soon be available at the Centurions website at http://www.centurions.org.au/