Applications Open for State Marathon and Half Marathon Teams

Athletics SA is seeking nominations for the South Australian teams to contest the Australian Marathon Championships in Melbourne and the Australian Half Marathon Championships in Sydney. Events details and application information is available below. Applications close on Monday 20th August 2012 at 9am.

 

Australian Marathon Championships – held in conjunction with the Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival on Sunday October 14

- Each state can nominate a team of 6 men and 6 women
- The first 3 selected men and women will receive free entry, $250 travel funding and twin share accommodation at the race hotel
- The next 3 selected men and women will receive free entry
- The top 3 in the race will go towards national team medals
- Prize money will be allocated for the Australian Championships, with $3,000 for first, $2,000 second and $1,000 third  See full prizemoney details here.

The Australian Marathon Championships will also be a trial for the World Championships in Moscow next year. Details of this are available here.

The results from the Melbourne Marathon will also be used to determine the results of the South Australian Marathon Championship for 2012.

 

Australian Half Marathon Championships – held in conjunction with the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival on Sunday September 16 (note this is the same day as the City-Bay Fun Run).

- Each state can nominate a team of 6 men and 6 women
- Each athlete will receive free entry and elite start
- The top 3 selected male and female athletes will also receive $150 each towards travel expenses
- The top 3 in the race will go towards national team medals
- The first Australian male and female in the Australian Half Marathon Championships will receive an additional $1,000 prize money (on top of the normal event prize money).   Details available here

 

Application Details

Applications for both events should be emailed to adam.bishop@athleticssa.com.au with the relevant event in the Subject line (e.g. Australian Marathon Championships Application). Applications should be received no later than Friday 17th August at 4pm and should include the following information:

Name:

Date of Birth:

Club:

Current Athletics SA registration number:

Personal Best Performances over relevant distances (event name, date, and performance should be included. Links to the relevant result should be included if possible):

Details of previous 10km, half marathon, and marathon performances (event name, date, and performance should be included. Links to the relevant result should be included if possible):

Any other supporting information to assist the application:

 

Please note that applicants must be currently registered (and financial) with Athletics SA and one of its member clubs to be considered. This is a requirement imposed by the Melbourne Marathon, Athletics Australian and Athletics SA.

 

Selection Process

After the close of applications, a selection panel will consider all applications and select a team based on previous performance history over relevant distances. Selectors will also give consideration to performance potential (where relevant) in assessing applications.

Any enquiries can be directed to Adam Bishop at Athletics SA on 83543477.

 

 

 

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