McDonald’s Combined Event Championships

Date                29th February & 1st March 2020

Venue            State Athletics Facility (SAF), Nathan, Brisbane.  (Venue link).                                                                                                                                                                                 Needle spikes are not permitted at this venue.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (For accommodation close to the track we recommend Comfort Inn & Suites Robertson Gardens. Contact their friendly team on                             (07) 3875 1999 or visit www.robertsongardens.com.au).

Events            First Event block starts at 8:20am                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Draft Event Order                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Age Groups & Events Table

Program       Program Booklet                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Incl. Full list of Athletes & Rules)

Live Results will be posted during the weekend’s Competition
Medal Shots will be at the Carnival as the Official Photographer(s)


The Combined Event Championships is for U9 – U17’s and offers participation for U7 – U8’s.
The number of combined events per age group is a graduated increase to reduce undue pressure on younger athletes and encourage athlete’s development.  A strong emphasis is on the participation of children in a wider range of events, rather than the early specialisation in one or two specific events.
Additionally, the State Team Selectors will refer to the U15 Heptathlon results when selecting athletes for the State Team.
The Combined Event is considered one event; therefore, athletes failing to start or make a trial, in any of the set events of the Combined Event will not be allowed to take part in the remaining events per the LAQ Rules.

Eligibility
All LAQ registered U7 – U17’s athletes; and LA registered U13 – U17’s athletes may request approval for participation.
Note: All participating athletes must wear the approved Centre uniform.

Multi-Class Athlete Inclusion
LAQ registered and classified athletes have the opportunity to nominate in multi-class combined event. Classification is not a requirement for general participation in this competition.  All athletes are encouraged to participate and compete in mainstream opportunities where appropriate.  For more specific information regarding LAQ Multi-Class Athlete participation and rules please use this link.

Nomination, Fees & Closing Dates
Eligible U7 – U12 athletes may nominate for one (1) combined event.
Eligible U13 – U17’s may nominate for more than one, provided the two combined events selected are programmed on different days.                                  U13’s & U14’s may nominate for the Pentathlon and one Triathlon, or only two Triathlons.                                                                                                                  U15 – U17’s may nominate for two Triathlons or the Heptathlon.
Nominations can be submitted by Individuals to the LAQ Office via Family ResultsHQ Portal, mail, or email by the relevant closing date listed below.  Or through your LAQ Centre by the Centre Closing Date, check with your Centre Committee.  The ResultsHQ Meet Invite will be released January 2020.
Person(s) submitting nominations to LAQ must ensure fees are paid (without invoice) by the advertised closing date.  Failure to do so may incur penalties.

Individual Nomination Form:
Closing Date:                                                                                                     4:30pm Wednesday 19th February
LAQ Registered Athlete(s)                                                                        Nomination Fees: $15.00 per athlete
LAQ Registered Multi-Class Athlete(s)                                             Nomination Fees: $15.00 per athlete
Nomination payment details are on the forms.  A confirmation email from LAQ is provided.

Individual Nomination Online:
Closing Date:                                                                                                      9:00am Monday 24th February
LAQ Registered Athlete(s) Family Results HQ                               Nomination Fees: $15.00 per athlete
Complete all steps including payment.  A system auto generated confirmation email is provided.

Centre Online Nomination(s)
Closing Date:                                                                                                       9:00am Monday 24th February
Centre Results HQ                                                                                           Nomination Fees: $15.00 per athlete