Important Info 2020
VENUE - There has been a change of venue for the Downunder competition in 2020. In previous years the venue for competition has been Griffith University Athletics Track in Southport. For 2020, the venue will be at the BLK Performance Centre at Runaway Bay.
BLK is a major sponsor of Athletics Australia, and the administration and staff at the BLK Performance Centre have done everything within their power to ensure this Meet will be every bit as good as in previous years, and hopefully even better.
CHECK-IN - As always, check-in CLOSES one hour before the scheduled start time of your event (pole vault 90min). For all athletes in early events up to and including a 9am SCHEDULED start time, we are offering an EMAIL check-in. CHECK-IN still closes one hour before. Emailed check-ins cannot be later than one hour before, just the same as personal check-ins.
Please note that the offer of an email check-in for those early events each day is an ON THE DAY option. Please don't email through prior to the day of competition, BUT make sure you email more than ONE HOUR before the scheduled start time of the event.
Please send an email to with the subject "CHECK-IN - your surname and first name - your age - your event". e.g. "CHECK-IN Smith Joe 21 Hammer". How simple is that?? This does mean, however, that there are absolutely NO excuses at all for anyone coming in to the office after close of the event to plead their case. It is not necessary to include any words or anything in the body of the email. This email offer only applies to those events scheduled to start at or before 9am. Personal check-in is required for all other events. As per previous years, we will also open check-in for the following day's events, by noon the day before.
Don't forget that you will still need to come and collect your competition bib prior to going to the Call Room. No number, no competition.
TIMETABLE - The Draft timetable can be found by clicking on the link above. There may still be some changes as the US athletes have to submit their entries in May and we usually have 80-100 changes each year. We will do everything in our power NOT to change the timetable too much from what we have now. Please check it CAREFULLY. Make sure you check for Prelims, Semi-Finals and Finals in the attached timetable as well.
If there are no entries for an event it will be deleted. It will not be resurrected.
PARKING - There is ample parking available at the BLK Performance Centre on the western side of the track.
UNIFORMS - There is no requirement for athletes to wear a Club uniform, but I'm sure it would be appreciated by your Club. It looks great in relays as well.
BIBS - You will be allocated a competition bib with your own name on it. Please do NOT accept a bib if the name is incorrect, as we have 677 names and some of them differ by only one letter. If you lose your Bib it will cost you $10 for a replacement. Pins will be provided.
FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS - Will be available throughout the day at the venue.