State Challenge

State Challenge

Sunday 8th March 2020

SA Athletics Stadium, Mile End SA 5031

Late Entry Cut-Off: 3:00PM Friday 21st February 2020 (Please note there is a 50% fee increase for late entries).
Late Entry Fee: $16.80 per event for the first 3 events, then $7.50 for an additional fourth or fifth event. Capped at $57.90.
Age Groups: U8-U13.
Final Program: CLICK HERE
Qualification Standards: See at bottom of page.
Eligibility Requirements: See at bottom of page.



The State Challenge is an exciting opportunity for athletes who have not quite qualified for the SIC’s to compete in a Championships styled Competition at the State’s premier athletics facility.

Finish of the season by cracking those PB’s in what is one of the most “feel good” Competitions on the Little Athletics SA calendar. Athletes in the Under 8 to Under 13 age groups can compete in most of the standard individual events available to their group, with athletes able to select a maximum of 5.

Whilst medals are still awarded to the top three athletes in each age groups events, there are a few differences for this Competition. Track finals will not be being conducted, instead medals will be based on heat times and field events will also only be the best of three attempts with no final 8.

Be Your Best and finish off the season with a bang!

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS: CLICK HERE to view the 2020 State Challenge Qualification Standards.

  • Athletes in the Under 8 age group must have recorded a valid performance in each event they wish to enter on or prior to Sunday 16th February 2020.
  • Athletes in the Under 9 to Under 13 age groups must have bettered or equalled the qualifying standard for the nominated event(s) on or prior to Sunday 16th February 2020.

NOTE: Athletes who have qualified for the State Individual Championships in three or more events (other than race walks) are ineligible to enter the State Challenge. In addition, athletes cannot enter an event in the State Challenge that they have qualified for in the State Individual Championships, regardless of whether they nominate for that event in the State Individual Championships.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Athletes must be registered with an affiliated Little Athletics SA centre by no later than Tuesday 31st December 2019 and have competed in 20 events at their registered centres meets to be eligible to participate in this State Competition.

COMPETITION RULES: The 2020 State Challenge is conducted under the Standard Rules of Competition of Little Athletics SA. CLICK HERE to view the rules and regulations applicable to this competition.