14th – 16th June 2024, Townsville



It’s your time to make some exciting and energetic moments in one of the oldest sports events in the world – Track and Field. Athletics for all is on show, with anyone, of any ability or age, welcomed to be part of the action.The Festival of Athletics will be offering a selection of running, jumping and throwing events for all.  Those competing will have the opportunity to vs their fellow age group while refining their skills and meeting new friends. 

Nominations are now open to for the 2024 Festival of Athletics. This event is open to all ages and abilities – regardless if your a club member or not. 

  • 4-9 Years – $30 unlimited events that are offered
  • 10 Years to Masters – $17 per event
  • Combined Events $50  
  • Throws Pentathlon $25

 Before registering, make sure you read through the Information Booklet and Event Selection section. 

If anyone is having issues with registering, please contact the ANQ office or email robyn.potts@athleticsnorthqld.org.au 




Its time to get your teams together to compete in the Friday Night Team Challenge! 

June 14th, 5pm @ Townsville Sports Precinct, Festival of Athletics

Get ready for an exciting evening of teamwork and laughter at the Festival of Athletics Team Challenge! Bring your friends, family, or coworkers for an unforgettable Friday night out.

Run, Jump, and Throw: Take on four awesome events:

  1. The 80m Sprint: Race against all ages for fun and glory!
  2. The Shot Put Challenge: Show off your strength and aim with medicine balls.
  3. The Long Jump Relay: Team up with another group for a thrilling jumping contest.
  4. The Run and Shoot Fun: Sprint, shoot, and pass the baton in this fast-paced relay.


No sports experience needed – just bring your enthusiasm and energy!

Cost: $80 per team 

Sign up your team of four today and be part of the excitement at the Festival of Athletics Team Challenge. Don’t miss out – it’s going to be a night to remember! 

Teams will have 4 members each of any age, ability, or gender. Each team will be given a bonus point at the start of the competition, based on the overall team age and ability. This helps equal out the playing field for a close and exciting challenge.

For each event (apart from Relay), only 3 members of a team can compete, with the 4th  person designated as a volunteer official. This means everyone will have a go competing and volunteering. 


Festival of Athletics Friday Night Relays! 

Join us for an exciting night of relays at the Festival of Athletics! Here’s what’s in store:

  • 4 x 400m mixed teams event: Consisting of 2 males and 2 females, we will also accept teams with 1 male and 3 females.
  • Swedish Relay: Featuring legs of 800m, 400m, 200m, and 200m.
  • 80m Shuttle Relay: Open to various age groups including under 8, under 12, under 16, and open.
  • Long Jump Relay: Teams of 4 jumpers with each participant making one jump, with the combined distances determining the winners.


Festival of Athletics Sunday Kids Fun at 10am! 

Don’t miss out on the ultimate adventure at the Festival of Athletics this Sunday at 10am. Join us for Khaos with Kate, where the fun of fundamental athleticism comes to life! Run, jump, and throw your way through a series of thrilling games designed for kids. This is an open invitation for all kids to unleash their inner athlete and experience the joy of sports. So mark your calendars and get ready to dive into the excitement at Khaos with Kate, only at the Festival of Athletics 16th of June.