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VRWC COMPETITION RULES

1. VRWC Club uniform must be worn in club races.
2. First claim Club uniform with AV Registration Numbers must be worn in Athletics Victoria events.
3. Competitors must wear numbers on the front and back of their uniform top. New [issued to new financial members] and replacement or temporary club numbers are available on race days from the Race Secretary.
4. Mp3 players and ear phones are not to be used during VRWC races unless by prior arrangement. This is a health and safety issue.
5. Racewalking Victoria (RWV) uniform must be worn when competing in Australian Federation of Race Walking Clubs events. All VRWC financial members  are eligible to enter Federation events. RWV Teams are selected from the entries.
6. Check in for all races is in the VRWC Clubrooms and Race Headquarters, Middle Park Bowling Club Complex .

VRWC CLUB FEES

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION (Due 1st October)

Senior $40   
Under 20 $20
Under 16 $20
Associate/Officials $40
Family Membership: Two adults and any number of children    $90
Family Membership: One adult and any number ofchildren $75
Family Membership: Any number of children $45

RACE FEES  

VRWC Club Races: Financial mbrs: $5    Non financial:   $8 Families: $12   
VRWC Championships:    Financial mbrs: $7  Non financial: $10    Families: $15

A family race entry rate is available to any family of 3 or more financial members. Non-members may pay the reduced financial member rate for the first race they attend but are required to pay the higher non financial rate for subsequent races.

RACING NOTES 

1. Handicaps for the year will be based on times from the current and previous year.
2. For all POINT races: prizes, trophies, medals and points will only be awarded to financial members.
3. A closing time is enforced for Saturday afternoon race registrations
   - All walkers intending to compete in the 2:15PM races must register by 2:00PM
   - All walkers intending to compete in the 2:30PM races must register by 2:15PM

POINTS COMPETITIONS

1. Some races during the winter season are called Point Races.
2. These races include Handicap points and Actual Time points.
3. Each athlete who is financial and has previously walked the distance in the current season or the previous season, will be given a handicap time
4. Points are then awarded. Non-members or unfinancial members will be permitted to start in these races, but will not receive points.
5. Age groups for all VRWC races will be taken from the start of the club financial year, namely 1st October.

ATHLETICS VICTORIA AND ATHLETICS AUSTRALIA EVENTS

While Athletics Victoria and Athletics Australia championships and trials may be held at Albert Park, VRWC do not handle entry forms for these events.

Athletics Victoria is the normal point of contact for all such events. In each case, there should be a specific entry form available and entries will close up to 2 weeks before the event. Competitors must contact the Athletics Victoria office, obtain and fill in the requisite entry form and return it with due payment before the closing date.

As in all such cases, the details on the entry form may differ from the above guidelines and the onus in on the individual competitor to ensure that all is in place by the due date. VRWC normally try to have copies of such entry forms at the club as an aid to members.

The Athletics Victoria and Athletics Australia offices are located at Lakeside Stadium, Aughtie Drive, Albert Park, 3206.