QLD and AUS Mountain Running Championships
Sunday September 15th
Welcome to the 2019 Australian and Queensland Mountain Running Championships at Camp Mountain. This event on 15 September is the selection Race for the Australian Mountain Running Team 2019, which will compete at the World Mountain Running Championships in Argentina (Villa La Angostura) on 15 November 2019.
The Australian and Queensland Championships are a collaboration between Athletics Australia, the Australian Mountain Running Association, Queensland Athletics and the Trail Running Association of Queensland, with TRAQ being the event organiser and host.
Register here General Information
The World Mountain Running Championships are an IAAF event.
Two of the races comprise of the Junior Championship races 9km, one for young men and one for young women, aged between 16 and 20 years old.
Two of the races comprise of the Open Championship races of 14km one for men and one for women aged 20 years and older, which incorporate the Masters categories.
There is one non-championship race using the Junior course; 9kms for men and women aged 16 and older.
It is the same course as used in 2015, with 700m of steep technical trail added towards the end of the race. Otherwise, the course is fast and allows athletes to go at maximum effort.
---------- Australian Mountain Running team selection trials ----------
You need to nominate yourself so that the selection panel know that you will be in a position to travel as part of the Australian Mountain Running Team to and from Argentina (minimum of 11 – 12 days away from 9 November – 19 / 20 November 2019) and compete in the World Mountain Running Championships. Your nomination needs to be submitted before the Australian Mountain Running Championships, so before the 15th of September 2019. Apart from the Junior and Senior divisions, there are no age categories selected.
In order to nominate, you need to complete the nomination form which includes your verifiable performances – mainly over the past 12 months. This form can be used to express your interest for the short / ‘classic’ distance of 14km for the seniors or 6.6km for the Juniors. Please note that to compete in the Junior division you need to be aged between 16 and 19 on the 31st December 2019. The form can also be used to nominate for the part of the team that competes in the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships, which will be held on the 16th of November at the same location.