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NSW Relay Championships

NSW Relay Championships

SOPAC, 4th - 5th November

Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Tuesday, 11 July 2017/Categories: ANSW Events

Event date: 4/11/2017 - 6/11/2017 Export event

 

The NSW Relay Championships is the largest and most successful relay event in Australia. The competition is held over two days and hosts over 700 teams from NSW clubs.

Eligibility:

Athletes must be registered with an Athletics NSW affiliated club for the 2017/18 season. If you are not currently registered with a club you can register online here.

Uniform:

Registered Athletics NSW club members must wear their correct club uniform. Athletes must have their Athletics NSW 2017-18 registration numbers attached on the front and back (except in pole vault and high jump events).

Age Groups:

The NSW Relay Championships is conducted in the Under 14, Under 16, Under 18, Under 20, Open and Masters age categories. With the exception of Masters, see rule 1.3, all age groups are determined by age of the athlete on the 31st December 2017.

Masters ages are determined as at the first day of competition.  All team members must be over 30 years as at 4th November 2017. For the purpose of Relay Championships, Masters ages are determined by adding together the ages of each team member in whole years. Masters track events consist of the following: Men – 120+ years, 160+ years, 200+ years and 240+ years. Women – 120+ years, 160+ years, 200+ years and 240+ years.  Masters field events include Masters Shot Put and Javelin Throw only. The Masters Shot Put and Javelin Throw teams are made of masters athletes of any masters age.


Entry:

Club administrators must submit all entries to Athletics NSW by 9am Wednesday 1st November.

ALL CLUBS will need to enter via the online registration portal. 

Click here to register your clubs team online.


Events:

4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m, 4x1500m, 4x1500m Walk, Medley Relay, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Put, Discus, Javelin.

Please note that not all events are offered for every age group. Heats are only conducted for Open events and age group 4x100m. 

Click here for a copy of the draft timetable. (as of 16/10/2017)

This timetable is subject to change.

 

On the Day Check-in:

All Team Managers must confirm each entry at least 60 minutes before the event is scheduled to start. It is suggested that each team manager, where possible, confirm all entries at the beginning of each day. 

Athletes’ names and running order do not need to be provided.

 

 

For the 4 x 1500m and 4 x 1500m walk relays, please note the following procedure:

  • Each club must appoint a suitable lap scorer for the team.
  • The appointed lap scorer should report to the Chief Umpire 15 minute prior to the start of the event to receive the team’s lap scoring sheet and any particular instructions relating to the lap scoring process.

 

Once checked in, the first and last runner must report to the start area (track events) at least 10 minutes before the event is scheduled to start. All other runners are to go directly to their change point. Athletes in field events must report to the field event site at least 20 minutes before to allow for warm ups to be completed.

 

Regional and NSW Masters Association Teams:

Athletes from non-metropolitan clubs may, with the approval of Athletics NSW, combine with athletes from other clubs in their geographical area to form regional teams. Athletes from clubs in the Greater Western Sydney region may form a Greater Western Sydney regional team in 2017. ANSW have determined that the following clubs are included in the Greater Western Sydney region: Blacktown City Athletics Club, Blue Mountains Athletics Club, Camden Athletics Club,  Girraween Athletics Club and Nepean District Athletics Club.

NSW Masters Association (NSWMA) members who are also members of an ANSW athletics club may compete for the NSWMA only with the written consent from the Team Manager of both their first claim club and the NSWMA. Such athletes may only compete for one club for the duration of the NSW Relay Championships. Click here to download the Masters Athlete Release Form.   

 

Venue:

Sydney Olympics Park Athletics Centre.

 
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