RWA Events

Race Walking 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/September, rotating through the State Capitals) *
  • RWA 50km Championship for women (September, Melbourne)
  • RWA 100km Championships for Men and Women (September, Melbourne)
  • The Australian Racewalking Series (held when mutually agreed) *

Carnivals shown with an * are run in conjunction with Athletics Australia.

 

 
 

LBG Carnival June of each Year

LOC ACT WALKERS CLUB

This 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 held 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
Remember that you have to enter via your RWA Walking Club if you are an Australian. Overseas walkers may enter directly with the Canberra based organisers. See their website above for further information.

This year, the  U20 Women’s distance is to be increased from 5km to 10km. The timetable is likely to be as follows but is subject to confirmation by the organisees closer to the carnival.

1.  OPEN 20 MILES               8.00am
2.  FITNESS 20 MILES            8.00am
3.  MEN & WOMEN ACTA 30K CHP    8.00am
4.  OPEN & VET WOMENS 10 MILES  8.00am
5.  OPEN & VET MENS 10 MILES    8.00am
6.  FITNESS 10 MILES            8.00am
7.  FITNESS 5 MILES             9.00am
8.  MENS U20 10,000 METRES     10.30am
9.  MENS U20 ACTA 10 KM CHP    10.30am
10. WOMENS U20 10,000 METRES   10.30am
11. OPEN (over 20 years) 10 KM 10.30am
12. BOYS U10 1,000 METRES      11.40am
13. GIRLS U10 1,000 METRES     11.40am
14. BOYS U12 2,000 METRES      11.50am
15. GIRLS U12 2,000 METRES     11.50am
16. BOYS U14 2,000 METRES      12.10pm
17. GIRLS U14 2,000 METRES     12.30pm
18. BOYS U16 3,000 METRES      12.50pm
19. GIRLS U16 3,000 METRES      1.15pm
20. BOYS U18 5,000 METRES       1.40pm
21. GIRLS U18 5,000 METRES      1.40pm
22. WOMENS 5,000 METRES         2.20pm 

NOTES:
Events 1, 4, 8, 12-22 are Racewalking Australia individual and team events.
Events 4 & 5 incorporate Racewalking Australia Masters Mens& Womens individual competition only.

 


July  –  Postal Challenge

RACEWALKING AUSTRALIA STATE CHALLENGE
Across Australia

State Challenge organiser Mark Donahoo will soon advise the Postal Challenge dates on which each RWA club may schedule their carnival.This 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.

 10km     Racewalking Australia Challenge      Open Men
 10km     Racewalking Australia Challenge      Open Women
 10km     Racewalking Australia Challenge      Masters Men (35+)
 10km     Racewalking Australia Challenge      Masters Women (35+)
 10km     Racewalking Australia Challenge      Under 20 Men 
 10km     Racewalking Australia Challenge      Under 20 Women
  8km     Racewalking Australia Challenge      Under 18 Men
  8km     Racewalking Australia Challenge      Under 18 Women
  5km     Racewalking Australia Challenge      Under 16 Boys
  5km     Racewalking Australia Challenge      Under 16 Girls
  3km     Racewalking Australia Challenge      Under 14 Boys
  3km     Racewalking Australia Challenge      Under 14 Girls
  2km     Racewalking Australia Challenge      Under 12 Boys
  2km     Racewalking Australia Challenge      Under 12 Girls
1.5km     Racewalking Australia Challenge      Under 10 Boys
1.5km     Racewalking Australia Challenge      Under 10 Girls

The rules governing the State Challenge are as follows

  • The Racewalking Australia State Challenge event is a RWA club-versus-club teams competition with points being awarded within each race to the top finisher for each club.
  • Walkers may compete in more than one event on the day provided the events are held at different times.  A walker cannot walk in two different age groups in a concurrent race.
  • Age is ‘age on the day’ for all walkers including Masters. Note RWA Masters is 35+.
  • Full results should be forwarded to Mark Donahoo, the event moderator. Mark’s email address is mdonahoo@optusnet.com.au
  • Mark will allocate points as follows: (1 pt for first overall, 2 pts for 2nd, 3 pts for 3rd, 4 pts for 4th and then all others clubs will be awarded 5 pts whether they have entered a competitor in that event or not.
  • Once the scores for the  individual races has been determined, the overall score for clubs of 40 members or less will be divided by 1.6, the overall score for clubs with 80 members or less will be divided by 1.3 and the overall score of clubs with over 80 members will be divided by 1. Club numbers are based on membership numbers as submitted at the previous RWA AGM.
  • As in previous years, the club with the smallest total wins the Challenge.

RACEWALKING AUSTRALIA CARNIVAL
Second Federation Event  – AUGUST 

This 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. 

 


RACEWALKING AUSTRALIA 50 KM CHAMPIONSHIP FOR WOMEN

Middle Park, Melbourne, Victoria

VRWC is the LOC  for this event which will be held in conjunction with the Victorian Open 50km championship. Anyone wanting to enter should contact the VRWC Club Secretary  for entry details.


Racewalking Australia 100 Km Championships for Men and Women

Middle Park, Melbourne, Victoria

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 the September/October  time frame in Melbourne. Further details and entry forms will soon be available on the Centurions website at http://www.centurions.org.au/