Welcome to Raymond Terrace Athletics Centre
We're located at Vi Barnett Field, Kangaroo St, Raymond Terrace
(behind the tennis courts). Location map - Click here
For cancellation enquiries, call 4983 1407
We compete from the first Saturday in September until mid to late March. Athletes need to be 5 years of age by the end of September to register with us. There is no age limit – we've had athletes into their 70's! Our athletes range in ability from beginners to Australian representatives; including a Paralympic Champion.
The first Saturday in September is now a "Come and Try" morning, not only for new athletes and parents, but for existing ones, as well as those who are considering joining athletics. Coaches, senior athletes and experienced parents run the athletes through the field events, walks technique, hurdles, starting technique and the ever-popular but sometimes confusing orange race. It's also invaluable for parents to see how events are conducted.
Our track is considered to be the best grass track in the Region; and we have synthetic run-ups for long and triple jump.
Our primary aim is to bring together athletes and their families in a range of outdoor physical activities with family involvement. At least 1 parent per family is required to actively assist each week.
Emphasis is on “Run For Fun” and improvement of athletes’ own performances. A secondary objective is to provide athletes with a chance to compete at Zone, Regional, State, National and International levels. We offer free mid-week coaching sessions to our athletes in some events including middle distance and walks.
Starting times and warm-ups
A warm-up session is held at 8.15am. Athletes are encouraged to participate, as this is a vital part of competition. Even the youngest athlete risks injury without sufficient warm-up, no matter in which event they participate. Weekly meets are held on Saturday mornings.The Under 13 to Masters have long hurdles, long distance walks and runs scheduled at 8.00am. At 8:15 are walks for U9 to U12's. Under 6 to Under 12 athletes begin at 8.30am. Under 13 to Masters athletes begin at 9.00am.
Registrations are taken at our Centre on the last 3 Saturdays in August each year, from 10am till 1pm. We also accept registrations throughout the season.
We host an annual Twilight Pentathlon in October and the annual Wallaroo Fun Run the 3rd Sunday in May. For enquiries, call Deidre on 0418 962 185.