The final event of the track and field season is the Presentation Day. The broad outline is as follows:
- The day will start off with the finals of the Tim Golder 100m Handicap at 9am (finalists to marshal at 8.45 please), immediately followed by presentation of trophies and sashes. The full list of finalists is found at the bottom of this post. – and just like the heats, if any finalist is late, we will run the race without them – as otherwise everyone else will be held up.
- This will be followed with a presentation of participation and achievement trophies. Any athlete who attended more than 50% of the time is eligible for a presentation trophy, and there are many other trophies for a range of achievements, including the trophies in each age group and overall Boys and Girls Champion. These prestigious trophies are based on a points system, and could be won by an athlete of any age.
- We have hundreds of trophies to hand out.
- Trophies will be handed out on age group by age group basis, and we are yet to determine the order of the age groups. But in the past it has not been oldest to youngest – or vice-versa.
- We will ask athletes to sit on the front straight in their age groups during the presentation process, and parents to stay behind the fence. Immediately after the participation trophies are handed out, each age group will be escorted to a separate photography area (we will have two such areas) and then back to the front straight to wait for the rest of the trophies to be handed out.
- Following the presentations will be the 800m Warren Hosking handicap. Unlike the 100m Tim Golder Handicap, all runners will start at the same place, but they will start off on different times. The entrants for this race are listed below.
- Right at the end of the day, we will draw the winners of the fundraising raffle we are holding for our two athletes selected to represent Victoria in the national championships, Frank Mazza and Mitchel Langbourne.
We expect that the day should conclude around 11 to 11.30am. We encourage all families to stay around to the end if possible, as all our children deserve the recognition they can get.
PS Uniforms and patches are NOT required – unless you are one of the runners for the 100m or 800m handicap, listed below. In the latter case, patches can help identify athletes not known to all of the officials running the event.
Entrants for the Warren Hosking 800m – Girls
Warren Hosking 800m – Boys
Finalists for the the Golder 100m FINAL – Girls
Tim Golder 100m FINAL – Boys