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VRWC Fixture - 2020 Winter Season

Last update 17 February 2020

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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.

Entries close at 1.45pm on Saturdays for all events.


10-13 April (Easter) - Australian Masters T&F Championships, Brisbane - CANCELLED

18-19 April - Australian Centurions 24 Hour Walk Championships, Coburg, VIC - TBA

Saturday 25 April 2020 (ANZAC Day), Middle Park - POSTPONED
VRWC Events, Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp.
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 2 May 2020, Middle Park
AV & VRWC CHAMPIONSHIPS & VRWC Events: Entries close for all events 1.45pm, except 15km Open which closes a 1.30pm.    Pre-entry is required for AV 15km with the AV office.
2.00pm     15km    AV Championship                            Open Men
2.00pm     15km    AV Championship                            Open Women
2.00pm     15km    VRWC Championship - Elsie Jacobson Trophy  Open Women
2.00pm     15km    VRWC Championship                          U20 Men/Women
2.00pm     15km    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
3.45pm             Presentations
Check: *Note: VRWC members racing in the AV event are automatically placed into the 15km points race

Saturday 9 May 2020, 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 16 May 2020, Middle Park
VRWC Events: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp.
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 24 May, 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 9.30am on the day.2km non-championship events close at 10.45am on the day.
10.00am    10km    AV Championship                            Open, 40+, 50+ Men
                   Winner of the Open Men’s event is awarded the C.H. [Bert] Gardiner Medal
10.00am    10km    AV Country Championship                    Open Men
10.00am    10km    AV Championship                            Open, 40+, 50+ Women
10.00am    10km    AV Country Championship                    Open Women*
10.00am    10km    Non championship                           Open
10.30am     5km    AV Country Championship                    U20 Men/Women
10.30am     5km    VRWC Championship                          U20 Men/Women
10.30am     5km    AV Country Championship                    U18 Men/Women
10.30am     5km    VRWC Championship                          U18 Men/Women
10.30am     5km    Non championship                           Open
11.00am     3km    AV Country Championship                    U16 Boys/Girls
11.00am     3km    VRWC Championship                          U16 Boys/Girls
11.00am     3km    AV Country Championship                    U14 Boys/Girls
11.00am     3km    VRWC Championship                          U14 Boys/Girls
11.00am     3km    Non championship                           Open
11.05am     1km    Racewalking Victoria Championship          U10 Boys/Girls
11.05am     1km    Non championship                           Open
11.15am     2km    Racewalking Victoria Championship          U12 Boys/Girls
11.15am     2km    Non championship                           Open
11.30am            Presentations

Saturday 30 May 2020, Middle Park
VRWC Events: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp
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 7 June 2020, Canberra
RACEWALKING AUSTRALIA CHAMPIONSHIPS
54th Annual Lake Burley Griffin Carnival,  Stromlo Forest Park, Canberra, ACT
- CANCELLED

Saturday 13 June 2020, 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 21 June 2020, Middle Park
A.V., A.V. SCHOOLS, VMA & VRWC Championships
VRWC & VMA Events: Pre-entry is required for AV 20km & AV Schools are  with the AV office. Entries for VMA events all 20km races close at 8.00am on the day. All non-championship event close 30 minutes before the event. U10 & 12 events close at 9.45am
 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
 9.15am    10km    Non- championship                          Open
 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 27 June 2020, 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 4 July 2020, Middle Park
VRWC Events: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp.
Prizes will be awarded to the handicap winners, male and female for each race
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 11 July 2020, Middle Park
SPECIAL VRWC INTERVALS Events: 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

Twilight Trivia: VRWC fund raising event at the clubroom
Date: Saturday 18th July, 4pm, after the racewalking challenge

Saturday 18 July 2020, 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.

Sunday 26 July 2020, Middle Park
Pre-entry is required for AV races are with the AV office before the event
VRWC CHAMPIONSHIPS & Events: Entries close for all events at 30 minutes before the event.
 8.30am    30km    AV Championship   
                        Open *
           3 Hour Non championship event                      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
 9.00am    10km    Non championship event                     Open
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    Non championship event                     Open
11.15am     2km    Non championship event                     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.

Entries for the relay event close August 15. Relay rules:
  • Teams will be picked by the handicapper randomly.
  • Teams will start on their combined handicap time
  • Entries for the event close Saturday 15th August
  • Teams will consist of 4 walkers: 3km all age group, 1km all age group, 2km junior walker U18, 4km senior walker open or masters.
Saturday 1 August 2020, Middle Park
VRWC Events: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp.
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 8 August 2020, Middle Park
VRWC EVENTS: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp. Last points race for  the season.
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 15 August 2020, 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      8km    Beat Your Season Best Time                 Open
2.15pm      6km    Beat Your Season Best Time   
              Open
2.15pm      4km    Beat Your Season Best Time   
             Open
2.30pm      2km    Beat Your Season Best Time   
             Open
2.30pm      1km    Beat Your Season Best Time   
              Open

Saturday 22 August 2020, Middle Park
VRWC Events: Entries close for all events at 1.45pm sharp
2.15pm     12km                                               Open
2.15pm     10km       
                                       Open
2.15pm      5km       
                                       Open
2.30pm      3km       
                                       Open
2.30pm    1.5km       
                                       Open

Sunday 30 August 2020, Adelaide SA
AMA 20km Championships
TBA        20km    AMA Championships                          Masters Men
TBA        20km    AMA Championships                          Masters Women

Sunday 30 August, Middle Park
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 5 September 2020, Middle Park
VRWC Relay event: entries close Saturday 15th August. For the individual event, entries close at 1.45pm sharp.
2.15pm      Relay event (teams of 4 walkers)                  Open
2.30pm      4km                                               Open
2.30pm      1km                                               Open
3.30pm      VRWC Winter Season presentations

Relay rules:
1.    Teams will be picked by the handicapper randomly.
2.    Teams will start on their combined handicap time
3.    Entries for the event close Saturday 15th August
4.    Teams will consist of 4 walkers: 3km all age group, 1km all age group, 2km junior walker U18, 4km senior walker open or masters.
 
Sunday 13 September 2020, Middle Park
AV, Events: Entries close for all events at 45 minutes before the event.
7.30am     50km    AV Championship - Jared Tallent Trophy     Open *
           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.