The annual Lake Burley Griffin Carnival was held each June in
Canberra, the capital of Australia. This carnival is still held and
remains the main event for the Racewalking Australia with a strong team
emphasis. The carnival has been held anually for over 40 years and
involves more than 300
walkers of all ages.
The other main carnival was held each year in a different State under the auspices of a different member club. This second carnival is still held annually in the August/September period and has its own selection of Federation championships.
In recent years, Racewalking Australia has sponsored further racing
opportunities including a 'Postal Carnival' and RWA 100 km
The full results of all Racewalking Australia carnivals are being progressively added to this website.
Australian racewalking records used to be more extensive than
listed. In 2003, Athletics Australia
quietly decommissioned a number of categories. These decommissioned
records are shown with an *. This is indeed a sad loss of
history. Luckily Australian State records are still more extensive so
some of these categories are still on the books at State level.
Below is the list of current Australian records as at 31 December 2011. The older decommissioned records (shown with an *) are maintained for consistency purposes. They have been bettered in many cases but no longer exist as Australian records so can't be claimed.