ABOUT OUR CLUB:
The Albany Athletics Club is a community of diverse abilities who get together for physical exercise and friendly competition throughout the year. We believe in building a healthy and active community by combining physical exercise with the outdoors. The Club has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and welcomes all abilities at our Club events. We aim for personal bests and some good-natured rivalry between those more serious athletes, runners and walkers. We offer participants competitive events as well as opportunities to develop fitness and improve technique through training and social runs & walks.
We are affiliated with Athletics West and work in partnership with Albany Little Athletics Club, Albany Athletic Group, City of Albany, local running clubs, local families and our generous sponsors. We are a not-for-profit sporting organisation of passionate volunteers promoting athletics and running in the community.
Click HERE for the President’s Report at our 2021 AGM
REGISTRATIONS OPEN for 2022 Winter Cross-Country Season!!!
View our most up-to-date 2022 Cross-Country Program below:
INFO ABOUT WINTER CROSS-COUNTRY SEASON:
To participate in our Winter Cross-Country season you need to be between 6 years to 100 years.
During the Winter Cross-Country season, we compete on Sunday mornings from 9am.
For Normal Round only events we start at 9:00am for the 2km event and 9:30am for the 4km & 6km events.
All our cross-country events are in collaboration with the Albany Little Athletics Club and their families, the City of Albany, property owners and our generous sponsors. We offer running options at various locations in and around the beautiful city of Albany.
If your child joined Albany Little Athletics Club for the current Summer Track & Field season and is aged 6 years and up, your child will receive FREE Membership for our Albany Athletics Club Winter Cross-Country season. They will still need to be registered online.
INFORMATION ABOUT SOUTH COAST SPORTS MEDICINE JUNIOR SERIES:
In 2022 we are proud to present a new South Coast Sports Medicine Junior Series as part of our Winter Cross-Country Program. The Junior Series offers age-appropriate race distances for junior athletes aged U7 – U18.
South Coast Sports Medicine Junior Series events start at 9:00am with the 1km event and finishes at 10:30am with the 4km event for U15 & U16 and U17 & U18 girls and the 6km event for U17 & U18 boys. The Normal Round 2km/4km/6km events for Adults and Juniors aged U7 – U18 will also be offered at 10:30am but is not part of the Junior Series.
- 9:00am 1km (U7 & U8) and 1.5km (U9 & U10)
- 9:15am 2km (U11 & U12), 3km (U13 & U14), 4km (U15 & U16 / U17 & U18 girls), 6km (U17 & U18 boys)
- 9:55am 2km/4km/6km (Adults & Non-racing Juniors aged U7 – U18)
MAJOR SPONSOR FOR 2022 WINTER CROSS COUNTRY SEASON:
INFO ABOUT SUMMER TRACK & FIELD SEASON:
To participate in our Summer Track & Field season you need to be between 11 years to 100 years.
During the Summer Track & Field season, we hold competition days on:
- Saturday mornings at 8:30am for Track & Field events in conjunction with the local Albany Little Athletics Club
4th Wednesday evening of each month at 5:15pm (except December) for Long Distance Track Run & Walk events.
We also offer Tuesday morning Social Runs & Walks at 6:30am and Wednesday evening Track & Field Trainings at 5:15pm.
MAJOR SPONSOR FOR 2021-2022 SUMMER TRACK & FIELD SEASON:
2022 ELLEKER RUNNING FESTIVAL:
The 26th Elleker Running Festival on Sunday 5 June 2022 is our club’s biggest annual event held on the WA Day long weekend in the small town of Elleker, 16km west of Albany.
Previously known as Elleker Half Marathon & 10km Road Race, the course is a pleasant, relatively flat route, travelling through picturesque forests and farmland.
As well as the Stirling Ranges Beef 21.1km Half Marathon and Albany Retravision 10km Run, there is also the Advanced Family & Sports Podiatry 10km Walk, and a 1km and 2km Kids Dash.
Online registrations close on Friday 3rd June….don’t miss out!!!
THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 MAJOR SPONSORS!!