Race Walks

During the Winter season both LANSW and Athletics NSW (ANSW) offer events for athletes to compete in Cross Country running, Race Walks and Track & Field events. See below for 2023 Winter Season information. 

Race Walk Coach Mel is organising training sessions for all race walkers competing during the Winter season. Email info@balmainlac.org.au for details.

  • LANSW State Cross Country and Race Walk Championships on Sunday 2 July at Scheyville National Park (North Western Sydney)

Race Walks events for U9 to U17s (LANSW 2022/23 age groups) will be held in the afternoon, starting at 1pm. 

  • U9/U10 Boys & Girls 1.2km
  • U11/U12 Boys & Girls 1.5km
  • U13/U14 Boys & Girls 2km
  • U15/U17 Boys & Girls 3km

Click here for more info and register here. Entries close Monday 26 June at 9pm.

Note: This event is open to all athletes registered for the 2022/23 season. There is no qualification process, registration is by direct individual entry. If there are 3 athletes in an age group competing for Balmain, they will automatically be considered a team and eligible for a team medal. 

Claire (Balmain Little Athletics Winter Team Manager) and Mel (Race Walk Coach) will be at this event to assist athletes and families. Look out for the Balmain Athletics tent!

  • ANSW Short Walks Championship were held on Sunday 21 May 2023 The Armory, Sydney Olympic Park 

Registration closed Wednesday 17 May, 12:00 noon. Click here to register. 

  • U10 (DOB 2014, can enter as Non-members) and U12 (DOB 2013 & 2012), 1km
  • U14 (DOB 2011 & 2010), 2km 
  • U16 (DOB 2009 & 2008) and U18 (DOB 2007 & 2006), 3km

Uniform: Balmain athletics competition singlet or crop top with black shorts or tights must be worn. Athletics NSW events will issue event Bib numbers. For LANSW events, your 2022/23 registration number, age patch and Coles patch must be displayed. 

** To enter ANSW events, little athletes in the U11 to U17 age groups must register with ANSW as a Dual Member. For the 2023 Winter Season, Dual membership is free for athletes who were registered with Balmain Athletics in the 2022/23 season in the U11-U17 age groups. Click here to register as a Dual Member with Balmain (if you haven’t already done so). Little athletes from the U9 age group, ie DOB 2014, can register for ANSW events as U10s without membership. Entry fees apply.