Ronald McDonald House Charities Winter Carnival

Date                POSTPONED

Venue            Townsville Sports Reserve, Burke Street, Townsville.  (Venue link).                                                                                                                                                                        Needle spikes are not permitted at this venue .                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (For more information about the Townsville area, please use this link).

Events            First Event starts at 10:00am                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Draft Event Order (times may be subject to change on the day of competition)                                                                                                                                                   Age Groups & Events Table

Entries           Nominated Athletes List

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 Ronald McDonald House Charities Winter Carnival is held each year in a Winter Centre area on an all-weather track and is open to all LAQ registered athletes as well as non-LAQ registered athletes.
Additionally, the State Team Selectors will refer to the U15 Heptathlon results when selecting athletes for the State Team.
To foster team spirit, all athletes registered with a LAQ Centre, through their competing, will earn points towards the Competition’s Centre Weighted Points Trophy.  A March Past is also conducted where all Centre athletes are encouraged to step forward to show their Centre pride and mascot – use this link to view previous winners.
Winter Carnival 100m Handicap Races are also included in the program.  The first placed athletes in the U9 – U17 age groups are offered an opportunity to compete in the Handicap Races, using handicapped starting distances calculated on each competing athlete’s 100m times.

All LAQ registered athletes as well as non-LAQ registered athletes’ age appropriate U7 – U17’s are eligible for this event (age groups are calculated as at 31 December, please use this link).
Note: LAQ registered athletes must wear the approved LAQ Centre uniform and non-LAQ registered members must wear clothes that conform to the LAQ Uniform and SunSafe policies to enter the competition arena.  To view these policies, please click here.

Multi-Class Athlete Inclusion
LAQ registered and classified ambulant and wheelchair athletes have the opportunity to nominate in multi-class events. Classification is not applicable for participation in standard events at 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.

Introducing the FAST Program for Tiny Tots and U6’s
FAST is a Fundamental Athletics Skills Training session designed to be run for a one hour duration utilising games and skill development activities to teach the basic, fundamental movement patterns of the events experienced in a Little Athletics competition. Each FAST session is one (1) hour long and will have one warm up activity, one running activity, one jumping activity and one throwing activity. Each of these activities are 10 – 15 minutes duration so that the athletes will experience a lot of skill development in a short amount of time.
      Register Interest
      Closing Date:                                                                                                   9:00am Wednesday – date to be confirmed
For further information contact Shaun Lethem at

Nomination, Fees & Closing Dates
Eligible athletes may nominate for a maximum of seven (7) individual events.  U15 – U17 may nominate in the Heptathlon plus two (2) individual events.
Nominations can be submitted by Individuals to the LAQ Office via Family ResultsHQ Portal, mail, or email by the relevant closing date listed below.  Alternatively, nominations can be submitted through your LAQ Centre by the Centre Closing Date, please check with your Centre Committee.
The ResultsHQ Meet Invite will be released – date to be confirmed.
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 Form Nomination:
Closing Date:                                                                                          9:00am Wednesday – date to be confirmed
LAQ Registered Athlete(s)                                                              Nomination Fees: $15.00 per athlete
LAQ Registered Multi-Class Athlete(s)                                   Nomination Fees: $15.00 per athlete
Non-LAQ Registered Athlete(s)                                                   Nomination Fees: $20.00 per athlete
Nomination payment details are on the forms.  A confirmation email from LAQ is provided.

Individual Online Nomination:
Closing Date:                                                                                           9:00am Monday – date to be confirmed

LAQ Registered Athlete(s) Family ResultsHQ                     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 – date to be confirmed

Centre ResultsHQ                                                                                  Nomination Fees: $15.00 per athlete

Athletes may purchase souvenir shirts at the Nordic Sport stall during the weekend’s Competition, use this link for information.