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10 November 2023 • Community

Launch Athletics Entries are Open!

Date: 15 December 
AUT Millennium
Entries: See below entry form 👇

Launch Athletics is a new event that will showcase team athletics and deliver an exciting and vibrant experience for participants and fans of Athletics. Taking place at the AUT Millennium on December 15, 2023, the fast-paced meet programme will see 14–16-year-old athletes exposed to a re-imagined athletics experience, including innovative events, team scoring, music, food, and entertainment running throughout the event. Club and school athletes can enter and will be drafted into four teams, each led by two elite senior athletes. The four teams will compete head-to-head in conventional and unconventional athletics events to decide which team reigns supreme on the night.

Who can enter:
All school and club athletes can enter Launch Athletics. If you are 14-16 years of age at any point in 2023 you are eligible to enter.

Entry Fee:
$45 entry per athlete which includes entry to the competition, a souvenir competition singlet to keep, and access to educational opportunities as part of the evening. 

Who’s Involved:
Drug Free Sports NZ
Athletics NZ
Nutrition Advice
More coming soon…

Launch Athletics will comprise of 10 events across track and field, as well as 3 performance tests. 
Track Events: 60m, 150m, 300m, 600m, 1000m, Medley Relay
Field Events: High Jump, Shot Put, Long Jump, Discus
Performance Tests: Standing Long Jump, Vertical Jump, Overhead Throw

Team Captains:
Providing athletes with mentors and advice from their peers is one of the most important and effective tools we can provide in the development of a junior athlete. Therefore, Launch Athletics has brought together New Zealand’s top athletes to provide Launch athletes with the best advice on the night and the best team captains.

Prize Giving:
An award ceremony will commence at the end of the evening. Prizes will be awarded to the top-placed teams. Athletes will compete for individual awards on the evening:

  • Most Valuable Track Points Scorer for male and female athletes.
  • Most Valuable Field Points Scorer for male and female athletes
  • Launch Athlete of Meet, male and female.
  • Spirit of Launch Award

Upon receipt of your entry form Launch Event Manager will contact you via email with further details including payment methods.

To enter Launch online form.