Important information for those competing at Zatopek this
ALL ATHLETES ENTER VIA GATE 2 (nearest the
finish line facing the lake).
6:00pm – 300m Heats
6:30pm – 70m Heats
7:45pm - 300m Final
8:40pm - 70m Final
Max. 6mm spikes must be used on the track.
6mm Spikes can be purchased at the VAL colours tent.
Due to a limited schedule, please ensure you
change your spikes as soon as practicably possible between running the 300m and
You can collect your colours from the VAL tent
near the gate to the warm up track.
The colour tent is also the marshal point for
300m athletes will need to wear a hip number
which will be provided to you at the colour tent.
Blocks and pegs will be provided for the 70m
races. These are brand new competition blocks that can be pegged into the
ground. You are not permitted to bring your own blocks.
No Marshalling is required for the 70m Heats.
Athletes in the 300m Heats are required to be at
the 300m start line a few minutes prior to the scheduled run time.
Warm up for the 300m Final must be done on the
warm up track or outside the venue. Please allow time if you need to
change your spikes.
Marshalling is required for both finals at the
VAL colours tent.
Finalists in the 70m will be required at the marshalling
point at 8:15pm. This final will be run during the first few laps
of the Women’s 10k event. You will be required to wear runners when being
marshalled onto the infield. Warm up for the 70m
Final cannot be done on the infield. Athletes will be permitted to do a couple
of run throughs once the Women’s 10k is underway. Please warm up on the warm up track or
outside the venue.
Please direct any further queries to a VAL official or call
(03) 8646 4545.