2023 Athletics Wollongong Gift

Published Sat 16 Dec 2023

Wednesday, 20th December will be the final Athletics Wollongong Meet of 2023 - but we're going out with a BANG!

AW's Christmas Special will feature a free BBQ for our members and their supporters, a chocolate 4x400m relay, a catch-up of the throws events we missed earlier this season AND The Athletics Wollongong Gift.

Sponsored by Trueflow Plumbing, The Gift is a handicapped 100m race.

With slower runners getting a headstart, any Athletics Wollongong member can win from the prize pool:

  • 1st - $100
  • 2nd - $30
  • 3rd - $20

To enter the gift, there will be a sign-up sheet on the noticeboard on the night.  Tick the box beside your name by the time that announcements have finished (approx 5:35pm).

The following Athletics Wollongong members have had a start mark allocated:  If your name is missing from this list and you wish to participate, please supply an electronic time ASAP to  Those without a start mark will be allowed to go in the heats, but cannot make it through to the final.

How many participants progress from the heats through to the final depends on the number of entrants and will be announced before racing begins.

Only standing starts are allowed and false starts will be penalised by taking marks 1m further back - not advisable!


A final note: despite the prizemoney associated, please keep in mind that it's all just a bit of fun.  Handicaps are determined via recorded times, but we don't note wind conditions, whether people were feeling good that day, etc.  Consequently, they're just an estimate and the handicaps cannot be exact.