Race Walk – August 2014

The ACT Walkers promotes walking for sport, health and fitness in the Canberra region. Fitness and race walkers of all abilities are welcome. Their next event in Belconnen is being held at Townsend Place, Lake Ginninderra on Saturday the 30th of August 2014.

Start Times:

  • 7.1k: 1.30pm
  • 2k: 2.00 pm

There are awards for place-getters in the Turkey Handicaps. Each walker is to estimate the time they expect to take to complete their course. Note: No watches to be worn whilst competing. 

For more information visit ACT Walkers.

High Noon – 10 August 2014

The ‘High Noon’ Track & Field meets are held at the AIS Athletics Track in Bruce (Belconnen). The meets are conducted by Athletics ACT (AACT) and supported by the ACT Little Athletics Association (ACTLAA) and the ACT Veterans Athletic Club (ACTVAC). 

Entry is open to all athletes turning at least 12 years of age by 31st December 2014 and older. 

For more information such as prices, times or the program visit Athletics ACT or Ginninderra Tigers.

Dickson Athletics Field

Dickson District Playing Fields is located in Antill Street just 15 minutes from Belconnen Town Centre.  It is also one of the highest use grounds in Canberra with not only Athletics but also Soccer, Rugby, Ultimate, OzTag and Cricket sharing the oval.

The dedicated athletics field features a separate 100m and 400m track, three long jump pits with synthetic run-ups and throwing areas including one discus cage and four shot put circles.

For more information contact Little Athletics ACT.


Belconnen Athletics Pavilion facelift

Work has begun this week on refurbishing the Pavilion at Charnwood District Playing Fields (Belconnen). The project includes a complete overall of the Canteen Area, two new change rooms and showers, storage areas and toilet facilities.

Sport and Recreation Services have also promised to paint an athletics themed mural on the building following representations from the Ginninderra Tigers. The new design may even have input from Belconnen artist and ANU artist Brooke Jarvis who has already contributed to the local athletics community with her rendition of Aroara the Tiger.

The fresh colourful mural will add interest and promote athletics to the local community.

The new pavilion further enhances the facilities at Charnwood Oval for athletics training and competition. This latest investment  builds upon significant facilities development in the provision of safety discus cages, full-sized jumping pits, easy-lift hurdles and timing gates already available at the Oval.

This welcome work further demonstrates the ACT Government’s support for Athletics in Belconnen by enhancing Charnwood Oval’s reputation as the premier facility for amateur sport in the north of Canberra. In the last two years the Government has invested over $500,000 in Charnwood Oval including restoring the field and now giving the pavilion a much needed facelift.

The project follows other investments for North Canberra athletes including the brand new athletics throwing facility at Campbell Neighbourhood Oval off Vasey Crescent. 

For further information: Ginninderra Tigers