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VRWC Fixture - 2020 Winter Season

Last update 18 June 2020


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.

Our 2020 VRWC Winter Season was put on hold when COVID-19 restrictions came into play earlier this year. We had hoped to restart competition on Saturday 27 June but we were forced to postpone that start date. The season eventually kicked off on Saturday 4 July, with suitable COVID-19 restrictions in place. The fixture for that day read as follows:

VRWC Roadraces, Middle Park, Saturday 4th July
1:45pm    1km Roadwalk     Open
   (no timelimit)
2.00pm    3km Roadwalk     Open
   (no timelimit)
2.30pm   10km Roadwalk     Open 
   timelimit 70 minutes)

Each race will be capped at 20 walkers. Places will be allocated in order of entry. No exceptions for late entries.
$10 per race entry. Walkers can only walk in ONE race. Multiple race entries are not possible.
Race entries close at 10PM Wednesday evening. No entries will be allowed on the day.

Sadly, with the Victorian Government reimposing Stage 3 restrictions due to a surge in COVID-19 new cases in Melbourne, our VRWC winter season has now ground to a halt. The new Stay at Home Directions for metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will be in effect from 11:59pm on Wednesday 8 July until 11.59pm on Wednesday 19 August.

We will make further announcements as the situation develops. In the meanwhile, we wish everyone all the very best - stay safe, keep fit and observe social distancing and we will all see each other once matters ease once more.