Thursday, September 21, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Mackay Gears Up for Thrilling NQ Championships

Mackay’s ARC is set for the highly anticipated North Queensland Athletics Championships, taking place from September 22-24. This event proudly upholds its reputation as Australia's largest regional athletics competition, serving as a key pathway for All Schools and Nationals qualifications.

The event lineup features engaging competitions like the Queensland 1-Mile Championships, along with the Hector Hogan and Campbell Miles 100 Yards Memorial races that also double as the Queensland 100-Yard Championships. Adding to the excitement is the introduction of the inaugural Benita Willis 10km Championships, open for all to register.

Expect to witness over 750 athletes and a dedicated workforce of 150 converge at the Mackay ARC in Ooralea, representing not only different parts of Queensland but also spanning across Australia and New Zealand.

Beyond showcasing athleticism, this gathering contributes approximately 1.6 million to the local economy, highlighting the quality of Mackay's top-notch facilities. The age of competitors will range from prep-aged children through to master’s competitors, some of whom will be in their 80’s and beyond.

Athletes of all ages will be lacing up their running, jumping and throwing shoes to compete in this weekend’s North Queensland Championships hosted in Mackay at the ARC

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