18th – 20th June 2021, Townsville

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Foundation Partnership

Athletics North Queensland is delighted to welcome back the North Queensland Sports Foundation as a Founding Partner of the Festival of Athletics.  The North Queensland

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Fun Run

Entries are now Open. Join us on Saturday 19 June 2021 for the inaugural Festival of Athletics Fun Run. Bring your whole squad/family along or

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Team Challenge

Entries for the Team Challenge are now open. Don’t hold back – register your School, Club or Corporate team today. It’s time to get your

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New Sports Partner

Athletics North Queensland is pleased to announce the Townsville Marksmen Rifle Club as a new Sports Partner of the Festival of Athletics. In 2021, Townsville

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ATHLETICS

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. Make sure you keep an eye out for World Champions and Olympic/Paralympic hopefuls who will also be on show – how cool!

TEAM CHALLENGE

Its time to get your teams together to compete in the Inaugural Team Challenge. Whose team will be rewarded with the golden cup?

There are 3 different challenges that your team can be part of:

  • Corporate Challenge – perfect for businesses, gyms and community groups to battle it out
  • School Challenge – compete with your classmates, teachers and/or family members to see which school comes out on top
  • Club Challenge – represent your club and showcase the skills you have learned

Teams will have 4 members each of any age, ability, or gender and will compete against all other teams in that category. 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.

Events include Shot Put, Long Jump, 100 Sprint, 800-1000m Laser Run(pending age) and a 60m Relay

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. 

Teams will choose one of their fellow teammates results from each event that goes towards the team’s final score. Plan carefully though, as your performance can only be recorded once, across all events, that goes towards your team’s points. All team member’s matter!

Team Challenge will commence at 12pm on Saturday 19 June. Draft event times are: 

  • Welcome/Sign In 12pm
  • Sprints 12:30pm
  • Long Jump 1:00pm
  • Shot Put 2:00pm
  • Laser Run 2:30pm
  • Relays 3:45pm
  • Presentation 4:15pm

 

FUN RUN

Join us on Saturday 19 June 2021 for the inaugural Festival of Athletics Fun Run

Bring your whole squad/family along or simply come and run in this exciting, fun, and entertaining festival run. Distances available for all running (and walking) abilities.

With an awesome on-course entertainment and cultural markets at the finish line, there is plenty to enjoy for the whole community. Stay around to enjoy the food, sports entertainment and heaps of fantastic activations from our partners.

See you at the run

CULTURAL MARKETS

A community hub space for local groups and business to showcase their products. Market Stall Applications Opening Soon. Please contact Dayne to enquire about stall space.

dayne.ohara@athleticsnorthqld.org.au

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