2022 Powercor Stawell Gift – Little Athletics Victoria Handicaps

2022 Powercor Stawell Gift – Little Athletics Victoria Handicaps

Australia’s richest footrace, the Powercor Stawell Gift, returns to Central Park April 16-18, 2022 over the Easter long weekend with three action-packed days of elite athletic racing, activities and family entertainment. Marking its 140th year of racing, the Powercor Stawell Gift continues to be a prominent event on the Australian sporting calendar.

Date: 16th April – 18th April 2022

Location: Central Park, Stawell

Age Groups: U9 – U16 Athletes

*Lane draws are available in the program which can be purchased at the event.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to enter a Powercor Little Athletics Victoria event at the 2022 Stawell Gift, an athlete is required to be a registered and financial member of Little Athletics Victoria for the 2021-2022 season & meet the sanctioned events criteria.

The sanctioned events are only events conducted by Little Athletics Victoria or Athletics Victoria in season 2021-2022.

Events organised by interstate Associations or organisations, and athletes registered interstate are not eligible to register.

LAVic aims to provide safe & enjoyable activities for its athletes & families. Accordingly, LAVic makes every effort to ensure that handicaps set for all athletes are based upon verifiable results and determined fairly. Behaviours with the intent of favorably influencing handicapping outcomes in LAVic events will not be tolerated.

Entry Price

1 event: $25 + Processing Fee
2 events: $30 + Processing Fee
3 events: $35 + Processing Fee
4 events (*U11 – U16 Only): $40 + Processing Fee


Events, capacity & age groups permitted. Age group is taken as for the 2021-2022 Little Athletics Victoria registration year.

100m Boys (96 spaces): U9 – U16 athletes
100m Girls (96 spaces): U9 – U16 athletes
400m Mixed (150 spaces): U9 -U16 athletes
800m Mixed (105 spaces): U9 – U16 athletes
1600m Mixed (42 spaces): U11 – U16 athletes only

The 400m, 800m & 1600m events will be combined gender events.

Please note: your receipt will not include a summary of event(s) selected. We encourage you to keep a written record of the event(s) entered. Changes to event selections after the closing date Monday 14th March 11.59pm, cannot be made.


Saturday 16th April: 800m heats & final
Sunday 17th April: 100m heats, 400m heats
Monday 18th April: 100m final, 400m final, 1600m final

If semi-finals of the 100mts are required, these will be conducted on Monday morning.

Sanctioned Events Criteria

To enter each individual event (ie.100m) at the Powercor Stawell Gift, in the Little Athletics Victoria races, an athlete must have a recorded performance at one of the below sanctioned competitions and meet the eligibility requirements.

Sanctioned Events: The start date for qualification is 1st September 2021

  • Little Athletics Victoria State Combined Events Championships 2022
  • Little Athletics Victoria Region Track & Field Carnivals 2022
  • Little Athletics Victoria State Track & Field Championships 2022
  • Athletics Victoria State Track & Field Championships 2022
  • Athletics Victoria – AVSL 2021-2022 season
  • Athletics Victoria – High Velocity Club 2021-2022 season
  • Athletics Victoria – State Combined Events Championships 2022
  • Athletics Victoria – Country Track and Field Championships 2022
  • Victorian Milers Club 2021-2022 season

Considered Events: please contact competitions@lavic.com.au for verification prior to entering:

A Centre or Open Day result may be considered if it demonstrates the required competency level to be used to ensure accuracy for handicapping purposes.

These Centre / Open Day results must be sent to the email above, prior to entering, as they are not confirmed until approval is received. Parents are advised, not to book / pay for accommodation, until approval is received. Any cost incurred, due to an athlete being withdrawn, is at the parents’ expense.

The following events will not be considered / accepted:

  • Events organised by Interstate Associations or Organisations
  • School District & School Zone competition
  • Pro running competition
  • Cross-Country competition

Athletes registered interstate are not eligible to register.

Please note: If you do not meet the above criteria your entry will be withdrawn for that event. All entries are pending, until verification of performances.

Spectator Zones

Will NOT be operating this year, spectators will be able to move throughout the entire venue.

Vaccination Status 

The Powercor Stawell Gift is operating under the current Government vaccinations requirements for events. This is different to the settings at Little Athletics, which operates under community sport.

Please note the following important settings. All attending over the age of 18, must be fully vaccinated, and show proof of vaccination to enter the venue. The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone 18 and above, that cannot provide evidence of being fully vaccinated.


  • All tickets must be purchased by Ticketek.
  • It is advised to purchase the tickets in advance, to avoid delays at the venue. Details in the link below.
  • Athletes will receive a pass as a condition of race entry; parents will have to purchase tickets.

Event T-Shirt

Unfortunately, there will be no Powercor Stawell Gift – Little Athletics Victoria Handicaps t-shirt to purchase this year.

The event is finished.


16 - 18 Apr 2022


All Day

More Info



Central Park, Stawell
Central Park, 10-18 Main St, Stawell VIC 3380


Little Athletics Victoria
03 9960 8600
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