The organising body for Athletics in Canberra is Athletics ACT. Competition is all year round, although the most popular athletics meets are from October through to the ACT Athletics championships held at the end of March. Don’t miss the Runners Shop mile classic, held in January each year. Meets are generally held on Friday or Saturday nights, although combined Thursday night meets with The ACT Veterans (below) are also run from time to time.
The ACT Veterans Athletics Club caters for those men and women aged over 30, with athletes right up to their 80s competing. The Veterans meets are held on Thursday nights from October through to March.
For young athletes aged between 7 and 15, the nationally popular Little Athletics is held on Saturday across 11 different venues in the ACT and Queanbeyan. Click here for complete information on the different venues.