Australian 24 Hour Track Invitational


Saturday 06/04/2024 – Sunday 07/04/2024

9:00am race start – 9:00am race finish

AIS Track & Field Facility Masterman St, Belconnen ACT 2617 Australia




Lodging and transportation is the responsibility of the runner. The most convenient accommodation for the event is at &

Track Etiquette

All runners must obey the following rules. Anyone not following these rules will be reminded by the referees directly during the race. Anyone blatantly disregarding them to the detriment of other runners will be disqualified by the referees

Runners must hug the inside of lane 6 leaving room for other runners to pass in the outside of lane 6, not all the way in lane 7 Runners must not run or walk two wide, single file only unless passing

Runners passing from behind will always move to the outside lane to make a pass, not on the inside of the track

If you are taking an extended walk-break or have slowed enough to disrupt the flow of the rest of the race, please use the outside of lane 7 or inside of lane 8

If you are getting aid or using the restroom and need to get to the outside of lane 7, always check that you will not cut off another runner by doing so

Runners who are using short walk-breaks as a strategy for hitting their goals are permitted to do so without moving to the outside of lane 7. This rule is meant to impact runners who have slowed and are taking an extended walk break and thus disrupting the flow of the event

Portable music players may be used for all parts of the race


Crew may not enter the track or obstruct any runner.

Crews are not allowed to run/walk with runners at any time during the race. No supporter pacing is allowed


Runners of the opposite sex are not allowed to run with each other for more than two laps


Laps will be recorded by electronic chip timing and will be submitted for AURA and IAU record purposes

You may leave the track at any point in time during the race, but you must return to the same place before continuing. You may not leave and return directly by the timing equipment, to avoid double counting a lap. Your number of laps and distance will be shown on an electronic display near the start with continually updated results ‘live’ online


All results will be listed as 24 hour distances


Average highs for April in the Canberra area are 20°C during the day and a low of 7°C at night. Be prepared with clothing to handle a cold event.

Provided Equipment & Medical

Gazebo, table and chairs for each runner and their crew

Microwave & kettle

Tea & coffee


Medical Room & Medical Officer

There will be a no shared food, water and refreshments table provided for runners on track, bottled water supplied, or any food and drink provided off track (besides tea & coffee). Runners, crew and spectators will need to be self sufficient for the duration of the event. Uber Eats deliver to the AIS Track & Field Facility

Race Track

The race track is a 400 meter all-weather track located at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. It is a fast blue MONDO track surface (re-surfaced in late 2019). The direction of travel will change every four hours. Showers and toilets are available just off the track.


We cannot produce this event without the help of our amazing volunteer team. If you would like to join our volunteer team, we are looking for help with event setup and event breakdown