Draft Timetable (26th August 2020)

Registration Portals


Registrations for the championships are now closed, please email robyn.potts@athleticsnorthqld.org.au if you have any nomination changes


Parents, spectators and coaches MUST preregister to attend this event.


Technical Officials & Volunteers nominate here.

NQ Championships

Date: 2nd – 4th October 2020
Location: Mackay

The North Queensland Championships continues to be the Premier Regional Athletics Championships in Australia. With around  600 athletes competing, this event continues to grow with greater membership and athletes travelling to compete from outside of  North Queensland.

This event is open to all ages and abilities who are members of Athletics North Queensland, Queensland Athletics or another Athletics Australia or World Athletics member. Multiclass athletes (Para Athletes) can compete in all events offered for their classification. ANQ is excited to include the new Race Running (100m only) and TF21 classifications into the Championship.

Athletes will be able to compete in most athletics events available worldwide, and includes the Queensland 1-Mile Championships, the Hector Hogan and Campbell Miles 100 Yards Memorial races which also double as the Queensland 100-Yard Championships, and the North Queensland Combined Events Championship.


  • 4-6 Years    $20 for unlimited events available for age(participation medal only)
  • 7-9 Years    $30 for unlimited events  available for age(participation medal only)
  • 10 – Masters $20 levy + $10 for each individual event, $50 for combined events

$20 late fee applies to nominations that are submitted after the 12 September 2020

COVID Update

Present government restrictions for large events means that the North Queensland Championships has been altered to ensure it can be conducted in 2020. If an outbreak occurs, or heavier restrictions are enforced additional changes may be implemented.

Athletics North Queensland has taken many things in consideration to be able to conduct this year’s championships, including venue restrictions, social distancing and hygiene procedures, understanding the priority to North Queensland athletes needing qualifications and the huge feedback received from those wishing to attend this year’s event.

Important changes compared to past Championships will include:

  • Athletes 3-9 years will compete in all events on Saturday morning
  • Multi-Class Athletes will be competing at the same time as the  U18 age group. If there are large numbers in the events we will endeavour to add in separate events for Multi-Class athletes
  • Combined Events will be held over Friday and Saturday
  • No Throws Pentathlon, 80m sprints or 8-9 yr High Jump
  • The Championships will run from 11am Friday through to 3pm Sunday
  • Final timetable will become available on the 21st September
  • All attendees, including parents, spectators and coaches must pre-register to be allowed to enter the venue.
  • No one should attend if they have any symptoms, have been in a COVIOD Hotspot in the last 14 days or been in contact with someone from a hotspot in the last 14 days.
  • Participants and spectators, at present, should expect to spend as little time at the venue as possible. Refer to the generic ANQ COVID Event Safe plan for more general information  A separate Championship COVID Event Plan, taking into account expected participant numbers, will be in place for this event.


Qualifications for Nationals

The top 2 performances from ANQ registered athletes, who compete in their age group as of the 31/12/2020 will automatically qualify them for the 2021 Australian Championships, competing in their age group as of the 31 December 2021. This applies to ANQ registered athletes who compete between the ages of 11 years – Open

Non-ANQ registered athletes should contact their State Athletic Association for their qualification standards for the 2021 Australian Championships.

Athletes who compete in the U20, U18 and U16 will receive automatic qualification based on their age NOT their event division. E.g. Four athletes will receive an automatic qualification in the U18 age division (2 x 16 years of age, 2 x 17 years of age)


Due to the present changing COVID climate in Australia we are unable to provide an early final timetable. We understand the importance of a final timetable to assist with travel plans and other arrangments. We will endeavour to release things as soon as possible – around the 21 September

There are loads of options when travelling to Mackay. All options are available here

The Mackay Region can offer natural experiences, fun-filled adventures or pure relaxation with a backdrop of gorgeous scenery and amazing sunsets. A range of accommodation options for all budgets and needs can be viewed here


Draft Timetable (26th August 2020)

The draft timetable is subject to change based on final nominations. Where possible we will try to reduce clashes of events, however this may not be possible due to time limitations and COVID restrictions. The Final timetable will be available on the 21 September.

The draft timetable highlights when event blocks will be on. Track and some field event times will change to show exact timings once final entries are in.

If you would like to change your event registration please call the office at 0747214998 or email brad.taylor@athleticsnorthqld.org.au

About Mackay

Everthing you need to know about the Mackay Region.

Feature Races

Memorial 100yard races

John Campbell Miles

Womens 100yard Race

Hector Hogan

Mens 100yard Race

Event Partners

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact media@athleticsnorthqld.org.au

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