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VRWC Fixture - 2017 Winter Season

Last update 15 March 2017

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The RaceWalking calendar in Australia is divided into two main seasons, Winter and Summer.

The Winter Season occurs between April and September and covers the Australian winter. Conditions are generally superb for road walking with mild winter temperatures, fast courses and lots of competition for all age groups.

The Summer Season occurs between October and March and coincides with the long hot Australian summer. The emphasis in on track walking and most races are over the shorter track distances. There is also a strong walking presence in the 'Interclub' Track Competition with all Athletics Teams fielding walkers in their regular competitions.

VRWC races are conducted in a traffic free environment on the Albert Park Formula One Grand Prix service roads, Albert Park Reserve, Middle Park.

Pre entry to be made available via internet or entering the previous week at the race entry desk
Walkers Note: We can only allocate Handicap Start Times to those walkers who have raced over that distance or a comparable distance during the last 12 months and are financial members.

Sunday 9th April 2017, Castlemaine
CASTLEMAINE NAB 500, Castlemaine Botanical Gardens
10.30am    3km walk                                           U18 Men/Women
10.30am    3km walk                                           Masters 50+ Men/Women
11.00am    Iintroduction to Race Walking
11.15am    1km walk                                           U12 Boys/Girls
11.15am    1km walk                                           First Timers
11.30am    Castlamaine NAB 5km Walk                           Open
12.10pm    Presentations

Entries close Wednesday April 5 (11.59pm)


22-23 April 2017, Australian Centurions 24 Hour Walk Championships, Coburg, VIC


Saturday 29th April 2017, Middle Park
VRWC Events, Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp
2.15pm    12km    Points Race                                 Open
2.15pm    10km    Points Race                                 Open
2.15pm     5km    Points Race                                 Open
2.30pm     3km    Points Race                                 Open
2.30pm   1.5km    Points Race                                 Open


Saturday 6th May 2017, Middle Park
VRWC EVENTS & Coaching session: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp
1.20pm    Coaching session (30 minutes) by Club Coach
2.15pm     8km    Points Race                                 Open
2.15pm     6km    Points Race                                 Open
2.15pm     4km    Points Race                                 Open
2.30pm     2km    Points Race                                 Open
2.30pm     1km    Points Race                                 Open


Sunday 14th May 2017, Middle Park
AV & VRWC CHAMPIONSHIPS &  EVENTS: Entries close for all events 45 minutes before the event.
Pre-entry is required for AV 15km with the AV office
 9.00am   15km    AV Championship                             Open Men
 9.00am   15km    AV Championship                             Open Women
 9.00am   15km    VRWC Championship - Elsie Jacobson Trophy   Open Women
 9.00am   15km    VRWC Championship                           U20 Men/Women
 9.00am   15km    Points race                                 Open
 9.40am   10km    Points Race                                 Open
10.20am    5km    Points Race                                 Open
10.20am    3km    Points Race                                 Open
10.50am  1.5km    Points Race                                 Open
11.15am  Presentations
*Note: VRWC members racing in the AV events are automatically placed into the 15km point race


Saturday 20th May 2017, Middle Park
VRWC EVENTS: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp
2.15pm    12km    Points Race                                 Open
2.15pm    10km    Points Race                                 Open
2.15pm     5km    Points Race                                 Open
2.30pm     3km    Points Race                                 Open
2.30pm   1.5km    Points Race                                 Open

VRWC ENTRIES CLOSE TOMORROW: Sunday 22nd May with VRWC CLUB SECRETARY for the Racewalking Australia carnival being held in Canberra on Sunday June 12th


Saturday 27th May 2017, Middle Park
AV & VRWC EVENTS: Pre-entry is required for AV 10km & AV Country with the AV office. Entries for non-championship 10km & 5km events close at 1.45pm on the day.2km non-championship events close at 2.30pm on the day.
2.15pm    10km    AV Championship                             Open, 40+, 50+ Men
                  Winner of the Open Men’s event is awarded the C.H. [Bert] Gardiner Medal
2.15pm    10km    AV Country Championship                     Open Men
2.15pm    10km    AV Championship                             Open, 40+, 50+ Women
2.15pm    10km    AV Country Championship                     Open Women*
2.15pm    10km    Non championship                            Open
2.30pm     5km    AV Country Championship                     U20 Men/Women
2.30pm     5km    VRWC Championship                           U20 Men/Women
2.30pm     5km    AV Country Championship                     U18 Men/Women
2.30pm     5km    VRWC Championship                           U18 Men/Women
2.30pm     5km    Non championship                            Open
3.00pm     3km    AV Country Championship                     U16 Boys/Girls
3.00pm     3km    VRWC Championship                           U16 Boys/Girls
3.00pm     3km    AV Country Championship                     U14 Boys/Girls
3.00pm     3km    VRWC Championship                           U14 Boys/Girls
3.10pm     1km    Racewalking Victoria / VRWC Championship    U10 Boys/Girls
3.20pm     2km    Racewalking Victoria / VRWC Championship    U12 Boys/Girls
3.20pm     2km    Non championship                            Open


Saturday 3rd June 2017, Middle Park
VRWC EVENTS SESSION & Coaching session: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp.
1.20pm    Coaching session (30 minutes) by Club Coach
2.15pm     8km    Points Race                                 Open
2:15pm     6km    Points Race                                 Open
2:15pm     4km    Points Race                                 Open
2.30pm     2km    Points Race                                 Open
2.30pm     1km    Points Race                                 Open


Sunday 11th June 2017, Canberra
RACEWALKING AUSTRALIA CHAMPIONSHIPS
51st  Annual Lake Burley Griffin Carnival, Stromlo Criterium Circuit at Stromlo Forest Park, Canberra, ACT
 8.00am   20 miles  RWA Championship & Teams Race             Open
          20 miles  Fitness Walk
              30km  AACT Championship                         Open Men & Women
          10 miles  RWA Championship & Teams Race             Open Women
          10 miles  RWA Championship                          Masters Women
          10 miles  RWA Championship & Teams Race             Open Men
          10 miles  RWA Championship                          Masters Men
          10 miles  Fitness Walk
 9.00am    5 miles  Fitness Walk
10.30am       10km  AACT Championship                         U20 Men
10.30am       10km  RWA Championship & Teams Race             U20 Men/Women
10.30am       10km                                            Open Men
11.40am        1km  RWA Championship                          U10 Boys/Girls
11.50am        2km  RWA Championship & Teams Race             U12 Boys
12.10am        2km  RWA Championship & Teams Race             U12 Girls
12.30pm        2km  RWA Championship & Teams Race             U14 Boys
12.50pm        2km  RWA Championship & Teams Race             U14 Girls
 1.10pm        3km  RWA Championship & Teams Race             U16 Boys
 1.35pm        3km  RWA Championship & Teams Race             U16 Girls
 2.00pm        5km  RWA Championship & Teams Race             U18 Boys/Girls
 2.40pm        5km  RWA Championship & Teams Race             Women


Saturday 17th June 2017, Middle Park
VRWC EVENTS: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp.
Prizes for all winners of each race who gets closest to their race time.
2.15pm     8km    Guess your finish time & Points Race        Open
2.15pm     6km    Guess your finish time & Points Race        Open
2.15pm     4km    Guess your finish time & Points Race        Open
2.30pm     2km    Guess your finish time & Points Race        Open
2.30pm     1km    Guess your finish time & Points Race        Open
When entering the race, tell the race secretary the time you will walk.  The results on the day will be determined by closest to predicted time.  No watches are to be worn.


Sunday 25th June 2017, Middle Park
A.V., A.V. Schools, VMA & VRWC Championships
VRWC & VMA EVENTS: Entries close for all events at 45 minutes before the event.
 8.30am   20km    AV Championship                             Open Men
 8.30am   20km    VRWC Championship - Alf Robinson Trophy     Open Men
 8.30am   20km    VMA Championships                           Masters Men
 8.30am   20km    AV Championship                             Open Women
 8.30am   20km    VMA  Championships                          Masters Women
 8.30am   20km    Non- championship                           Open
 9.15am   10km    AV Schools Championship                     U20 Men/Women
 9.30am    3km    AV Schools Championship                     U16 Boys/Girls
 9.30am    3km    AV Schools Championship                     U14 Boys/Girls 
 9.50am    5km    AV Schools Championship                     U18 Men/Women
 9.50am    5km    Non- championship                           Open
10.00am    2km    Non- championship                           Open
10.15am  1.5km    VRWC Championship                           U10 Boys/Girls
10.25am  2.5km    VRWC Championship                           U12 Boys/Girls
11.00pm           Presentations


Saturday 1st July 2017, Middle Park
VRWC EVENTS and Coaching session: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp.
1.20pm    Coaching session (30 minutes) by Club Coach
2.15pm    12km    Points Race                                 Open
2.15pm    10km    Points Race                                 Open
2.15pm     5km    Points Race                                 Open
2.30pm     3km    Points Race                                 Open
2.30pm   1.5km    Points Race                                 Open


Saturday 8th July 2017, Middle Park
VRWC EVENTS: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp. Handicap prizes day
2.15pm     8km    Points Race                                 Open
2:15pm     6km    Points Race                                 Open
2:15pm     4km    Points Race                                 Open
2.30pm     2km    Points Race                                 Open
2.30pm     1km    Points Race                                 Open

 
Saturday 15th July 2017, Middle Park
SPECIAL VRWC INTERVALS EVENT: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp.
2.15pm    Intervals Race –  6km, 8km or 10km                  Open
2.30pm     4km                                                Open
2.30pm     2km                                                Open

In the Intervals Race, walkers choose to walk either 6km, 8km or 10km in 2km intervals.
To walk in this event, you must be able to complete each leg in less than 17 minutes. If, for example, you walk 11.30min for the 1st leg, you have 5.30min rest before starting the next leg. If a walker fails to finish any leg in the allowable 17 minutes, he/she will not be allowed to continue in the next leg. The start times for the 2km legs are as follows:

Start time    3x2km Race Legs    4x2km Race Legs    5x2km Race Legs
2.15pm        1                   1                 1
2.32pm        2                   2                 2
2.49pm        3                   3                 3
3.06pm        4                   4
3.23pm        5


Saturday 22nd July 2017, Middle Park
Racewalking Australia Postal Challenge event
VMA, RWA & VRWC EVENTS: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp
2.15pm    10km    VMA Championship                            Masters Men
2.15pm    10km    VMA Championship                            Masters Women
2.15pm    10km    RWA Challenge                               Open Men/Women
2.15pm    10km    RWA Challenge                               Masters Men/Women
2.15pm    10km    RWA Challenge                               U20 Men/Women
2.15pm     8km    RWA Challenge                               U18 Men/Women
2.15pm     5km    RWA Challenge                               U16 Boys/Girls
2.15pm     5km    Non championship event                      Open
2.30pm     3km    RWA Challenge                               U14 Boys/Girls
2.30pm     2km    RWA Challenge                               U12 Boys/Girls
2.30pm     2km    Non championship event                      Open
2.40pm   1.5km    RWA Challenge                               U10 Boys/Girls

The Racewalking Australia Challenge is a Racewalking Australia club versus club competition. The points from the fastest competitor from each club in each race will be added and the club with the lowest points declared the winner. If a club fails to have a competitor finish in any category, that club will be awarded the same points as the highest scoring competitor. Master athletes will not be scored on their time but their age grading so all Master athletes must submit their age at entry time.

 
Saturday 29th July 2017, Middle Park
VRWC EVENTS and Coaching session: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp.
1.20pm    Coaching session (30 minutes) by Club Coach
2.15pm    12km    Points Race                                 Open
2.15pm    10km    Points Race                                 Open
2.15pm     5km    Points Race                                 Open
2.30pm     3km    Points Race                                 Open
2.30pm   1.5km    Points Race                                 Open


Sunday 6th August 2017, Adelaide
AMA Championships,
Adelaide Harriers Clubrooms, Adelaide Parklands, Adelaide
8.00am    20km    AMA Championships                           Masters Men
8.00am    20km    AMA Championships                           Masters Women


Sunday 6th August 2017, Middle Park
Pre-entry is required for AV races are with the AV office before the event
AV & VRWC CHAMPIONSHIPS & events: Entries close for all events at 45 minutes before the event.
 8.30am   30km    AV Championship                             Open *
          3 Hours Walk                                        Open
 8.30am   20km    Non championship event                      Open
 9.00am   10km    VRWC Championship - Mabel Robinson Trophy   Open Women
 9.00am   10km    AV Championship                             U20 Men
 9.00am   10km    AV Championship                             U20 Women
 9.00am   10km    AV Championship                             U18 Men
10.00am    3km    AV Championship                             U14 Boys/Girls
10.20am    5km    AV Championship                             U16 Boys/Girls
11.00am    5km    AV Championship                             U18 Women
11.15am    5km                                                Open
11.15am    2km                                                Open
11.20am    2km    VRWC Championship                           U10 Boys/Girls
11.20am    2km    VRWC Championship                           U12 Boys/Girls
11:50am           Medal presentations at the conclusion of the events.
* The Victorian 30km is an Open event, meaning it is open to both men and women.


Saturday 12th August 2017, Middle Park
VRWC EVENTS: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp. Last points race for the season
2.15pm     8km    Points Race,                                Open
2.15pm     6km    Points Race,                                Open
2.15pm     4km    Points Race                                 Open
2.30pm     2km    Points Race                                 Open
2.30pm     1km    Points Race                                 Open

 
Saturday 19th August 2017, Middle Park
VRWC EVENTS: Beat Your Season Best time. Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp
Prizes will be awarded to the winning, male and female for each race
The winners are the walkers in each race to beat their season best time by the largest margin.
2.15pm    12km    Beat Your Season Best Time                  Open
2.15pm    10km    Beat Your Season Best Time                  Open
2.15pm     5km    Beat Your Season Best Time                  Open
2.30pm     3km    Beat Your Season Best Time                  Open
2.30pm   1.5km    Beat Your Season Best Time                  Open


Saturday 26th August 2017, Middle Park
VRWC EVENTS: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp
2.15pm    8km                                                 Open
2.15pm    6km                                                 Open
2.15pm    4km                                                 Open
2.30pm    2km                                                 Open
2.30pm    1km                                                 Open


Sunday 27th August 2017, Woolongong, NSW
AUSTRALIAN ROAD WALKING CHAMPIONSHIPS & RWA CARNIVAL
TBA      20km    AA Championship & RWA Teams Race             Open Men
TBA      20km    RWA Championship                             Masters Men
TBA      20km    AA Championship                              Open Women
TBA      10km    RWA Championship & Teams Race                Open Women
TBA      10km    RWA Championship                             Masters Women
TBA      10km    AA Championship & RWA Teams Race             U20 Men/Women
TBA      10km    AA Championship & RWA Teams Race             U18 Boys
TBA       5km    AA Championship & RWA Teams Race             U18 Girls
TBA       5km    AA Championship & RWA Teams Race             U16 Boys/Girls
TBA       3km    AA Championship & RWA Teams Race             U14 Boys/Girls
TBA       2km    RWA Championship & Teams Race                U12 Boys/Girls


Saturday 2nd September 2017, Middle Park
VRWC EVENTS: Entries close for a7l events at 1.45pm sharp
2.15pm    8km                                                 Open
2.15pm    6km                                                 Open
2.15pm    4km                                                 Open
2.30pm    2km                                                 Open
2.30pm    1km                                                 Open
3.15pm    VRWC Winter Season presentations

 
Sunday 10th September 2017, Middle Park
AV, RWA & VRWC EVENTS
VRWC EVENTS: Entries close for all events at 45 minutes before the event.
 7.30am  50km    AV Championship - Jared Tallent Trophy       Open *
         50km    RWA Championship                             Open Women*
         35km    VRWC Championship – Ray Smith Trophy         Open *
         6 Hours Walk                                         Open
10.00am  20km                                                 Open
11.00am  10km                                                 Open

All VRWC entrants in the 50km and 6 Hour events are automatically entered in the VRWC 35km club championship. It is also possible to enter this event as a standalone event.

* The Victorian 50km and VRWC 35km are Open events, meaning they are open to men and women.
* These events require pre-entry.