The series purpose is to provide competitions for existing athletes, and to assist some with their preparations for the Athletics Australia Summer season, while also promoting the sport to those interested during the quiet period in North Queensland.
In an exciting development, the 23-24 Summer Series proudly presents the 23/24 Summer Series Cup. This new competition adds an extra layer of competition and prestige to the series. How the Cup Works: Athletes will earn points based on their performance across the series' multiple events, with the aim of securing the top spot.
Here's how it operates:
● Athletes competing in the series accumulate points based on their performance.
● Clubs participating in the series will send their meet manager results to ANQ after each event.
● ANQ, as the central authority, will calculate the cumulative points throughout the series.
● The athlete with the highest points at the end of the series will be awarded the esteemed 23/24 Summer Series Cup.
Meet 1 - Saturday 11 November 2023 3pm to 6.30pm (Not a permit meet)
RESULTS FOR MEET 1
RECORD BREAKERS MEET 1
RECORDS SUMMER SERIES AS AFTER MEET 1
Meet 2 - Saturday 20 January 2023 3pm to 6.30pm (Not a Permit Meet)
RESULTS FOR MEET 2
RECORD BREAKERS MEET 2
RECORDS SUMMER SERIES AS AFTER MEET 2
Meet 3 - Saturday 03 February 2024 3pm to 6.30pm (Not a Permit Meet)
RESULTS FOR MEET 3
RECORD BREAKERS MEET 3
RECORDS SUMMER SERIES AS AFTER MEET 3
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Athletes must be a current financial member of an athletics club affiliated with ANQ, QA, QMA or AA. Athletes who were financial during 2023 but their club season is finished, are eligible to enter under that club. Students who entered as a school athlete at the 2022 NQ Championships are also eligible to enter using that membership. Athletes who are not financial can join as a base member** for $30.00 (** conditions apply). Check with your local Athletics North Qld Track & Field Club if they are offering a Summer Series Membership. Otherwise, join up to the Mackay Athletics Summer Series Membership. Click here for our membership options.
Entry Fee and total cost per meet is $15.00 per athlete.
Maximum of 5 events
Register online. Registrations close 9pm on the Wednesday prior to the meet date. No late nominations accepted. No nominations on the day.
All Mackay Summer Series Events will be held at the Mackay Aquatic & Recreation Complex. 193 Boundary Road, Ooralea.
For Field Events, a minimum of three jumps (Long/Triple) or three throws are offered to athletes. Additional jumps and throws may be allowed for athletes aged 10 and over at the discretion of the chief judge, based on the number of entries and time allocated.
Track events are timed finals.
Athletes aged 13yrs and under, MUST be accompanied by a parent or carer for the entire event.
Please be aware athletes will be placed in any one of the field event session timeslots and will be of mixed age/gender. We will do our best to place similar age groups and genders together. Age as at 31 Dec year of event. Masters age as at day of event. Note that for some athletes, the throw implement weights could change after Meet 1 as meet 2 and 3 are in a different calendar year.
ANQ Technical Specifications will be used.
Age groups are 5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16-17/18-19/Open (14yrs+), Masters (30+). No placing awards presented. Athletes aged 14 and over can enter in their own age group or as Open. If selecting Open, throw implement weights will be for the open age category regardless of age.
Final Timetable and entry lists with allocated field event session time will be available the Friday night before the event. No changes can be made.
To be able to hold events like this, we need the assistance from all attending. Parents, carers, and visitors will need to assist and officiate in field and track areas as required.
Club uniform is preferred but optional. Shoes are required for all events. Spikes max 7mm (Pyramid or Christmas Tree type spikes only). Spikes can be worn for age groups 10-11yr in 100m, 200, and 400m, Long Jump and High Jump. 12yr and above can wear spikes in those events, as well as Javelin and Triple Jump, 800m, 1500m and 3000m.
If you need any information about the series, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
** Mackay Athletics Club Base Membership is available and can be used at any ANQ summer series event. The base membership fee is only payable once, but event entry fees are payable as detailed for each event. Base membership expires 31 March 2024 and cannot be used for normal club events and club days. Where the event is a permit meet, base members cannot use the result as a qualifier for State or National events. See our Membership page on our website for full terms and conditions.