Athletics Otago

Impact Roofing & Plumbing - Dick Tayler Commemorative NZ 10000m Champs 2024

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13 Jan 2024
About The Event

Impact Roofing & Plumbing - Dick Tayler Commemorative NZ 10000m Championships 2024 & Community Events.

Entries Close Sunday 7th January midnight.

7:00pm Saturday 13th January 2024, Caledonian Ground, Dunedin

50 years ago, Dick Tayler created one of New Zealand’s most famous athletics memories when he won gold in defeating the world record holder Englishman David Bedford in the 10000m at the opening track event of the 1974 Christchurch Commonwealth Games. On that day Dick Tayler set the NZ Residents' 10000m record of 27:46.40, a record that remains still unbeaten today. Athletics Otago is proud to host the 2024 Athletics New Zealand 10000m Championships as a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dick Tayler’s epic achievement.

We warmly invite everyone to come and celebrate this special occasion with Dick Tayler by entering or watching from the grandstand and see NZ’s best athletes racing over 10000m. The first 100 entrants (subject to finishing) over all the races will receive a special 2024 Dick Tayler 50th Anniversary 10000m commemorative medal.

Programme

7:00pm Community 10000m race and relay (Sponsored by Tansley Electrical)

8:00pm

 

5000m - Open Women (Sponsored by Ariki (Dunedin) Athletics & Harrier Club) 

8:30pm

 

10000m NZ Championships - Senior Women (Sponsored by Lund Construction)

9:15pm

 

10000m NZ Championships - Senior Men & Under 20 Men (Sponsored by Impact Roofing & Plumbing)    

Community 10000m Run – Open to all community and club athletes

This is intended purely as a fun community event to celebrate the anniversary of Dick Tayler’s winning 10000m run.

Lap counting will be the sole responsibility of the individual or team. Timing will be completed using timing chips and the Webscorer app, with the mat at the start/finish line.

Those running the full 10000m (25 laps) on their own, will have priority over the inside lane at the changeover. Due to the limited time available to run the event, there is a 50 minute cutoff in terms of estimated time/ability of all individuals or teams entered. 

Community 10000m Relay – Open to all community and club athletes

Relay teams can comprise up to 5 members (not restricted by club, age, or gender), over any combination of distances. A team of 5 could run a lap each, in any order, 5 times, and see how close they get to Dick’s 1974 time of 27.45!

Open Women’s 5000m - Open to all community and club athletes. This race is one of the last opportunities for NZ athletes to gain qualifying times for selection to represent New Zealand at the 2024 World Athletics Cross Country Champs in Serbia on 30 March 2024.

New Zealand 10000m Championship Events - Open to International and Athletics New Zealand registered athletes only. 

These races are one of the last opportunities for NZ athletes to gain qualifying times for selection to represent New Zealand at the 2024 World Athletics Cross Country Champs in Serbia on 30 March 2024.

Athletics NZ 10000m Championship medals will be presented to the first three placegetters by Athletics Otago’s patron, race commentator and guest of honour, Dick Tayler.

Prize money is on offer for the  first five men and the first five women in the NZ 10000m races. That is,

1st Place - $750

2nd Place - $500

3rd Place - $400

4th Place - $250

5th Place - $100

In addition, an extra $1000 will be put up for the first NZ male or female athlete that breaks their respective NZ 10000m resident records at these Championships (27:46.40 - Dick Tayler & 32:00.17 - Anne Audain).

Athletics Otago reserves the right to limit the entries in the 10000m NZ Championships & 5000m event to the most competitive athletes.  If entries allow the following Men's races will be created: A (sub 35min) & B race (35-40min) to run with Senior Women.  Any male athlete running over 40min will be in the community race.

To help to assemble the highest quality field possible, accommodation and a limited contribution to airfares is being offered on a first come/first serve basis to elite Australian and New Zealand athletes. Please apply in the first instance by emailing russell@lunds.co.nz

Choose an Event Product

$25.00
5000m Open Women
Open Womens 5000m race for the Dick Tayler Commemorative Event
$45.00
2024 NZ 10000m Champs - Under 20 Men
2024 NZ 10000m Championship race for Under 20 Men
$45.00
2024 NZ 10000m Champs - Senior Men
2024 NZ 10000m Championship race for Senior Men
$45.00
2024 NZ 10000m Champs - Senior Women
2024 NZ 10000m Championship race for Senior Women
$75.00
10000m Community Relay (3 Person)
3 person team for the 10000m
$125.00
10000m Community Relay (5 Person)
5 person team for 10000m
$50.00
10000m Community Relay (2 Person)
2 person Team for Community 10000m
$25.00
10000m Open Community Run
10000m Open Community Run
$100.00
10000m Community Relay (4 Person)
4 person Team for 10000m

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