General training

The Competition and Warm Up Arenas are available to the public for track and field training.

Timetable

March 2024
DateTimeVenue Location
Fri 1 MarchClosed 
Sat 2 March8:00 am - 1:00 pmWarm Up Arena
Sun 3 March9:00 am - 1:00 pmWarm Up Arena
Mon 4 March3:00 pm - 8:00 pmWarm Up Arena
Tues 5 March3:00 pm - 8:00 pmCompetition Arena
Wed 6 March3:00 pm - 8:00 pmCompetition Arena
Thurs 7 March3:00 pm - 8:00 pmCompetition Arena
Fri 8 MarchClosed 
Sat 9 MarchClosed 
Sun 10 MarchClosed 
Mon 11 March3:00 pm - 8:00 pmWarm Up Arena
Tues 12 March4:00 pm - 8:00 pmCompetition Arena
Wed 13 March3:00 pm - 8:00 pmCompetition Arena
Thurs 14 MarchClosed 
Fri 15 MarchClosed 
Sat 19 MarchClosed 
Sun 17 MarchClosed 
Mon 18 March3:00 pm - 8:00 pmWarm Up Arena
Tues 19 March3:00 pm - 8:00 pmCompetition Arena
Wed 20 March3:00 pm - 8:00 pmCompetition Arena
Thurs 21 March3:00 pm - 8:00 pmCompetition Arena
Fri 22 MarchClosed 
Sat 23 MarchClosed 
Sun 24 MarchClosed 
Mon 25 March3:00 pm - 8:00 pmWarm Up Arena
Tues 26 March3:00 pm - 8:00 pmCompetition Arena
Wed 27 March3:00 pm - 8:00 pmCompetition Arena
Thurs 28 March3:30 pm - 8:00 pmCompetition Arena
Fri 29 MarchClosed 
Sat 30 MarchClosed 
Sun 31 MarchClosed 

General information

To maintain the high standards of track maintenance and preserve both the integrity and presentation of the venue, a Competition Arena & Warm Up Arena General Training Layout program has been implemented, participants must familiarise themselves with this prior to participating.

The general training layout program will be reinforced to protect and preserve the synthetic track surface.

  • All areas marked blue on the layout map are open for all General Training sessions
  • All areas marked red on the layout map are closed on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday general training sessions
  • Monday, Wednesday and Saturday general training sessions operate as normal with no track restrictions or closed areas
     

View general training layout

Participants must familiarise themselves with these closed areas prior to participating.

Parking

Parking is available in P2 with 4 hours free. Please see staff upon entry to receive a 4 hours free parking voucher before returning to your vehicle.

Lightning Policy

A lightning policy is in effect at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre. Staff reserve the right to restrict access to the arena in the event of lightning.

All Weather Track

The athletic track is an all weather surface and will remain open in all weather conditions unless deemed too dangerous by venue staff.

Spikes

Only Christmas Tree or Pyramid spikes are permitted. Needle spikes may not be used under any circumstance.

Equipment

A limited amount of general athletic equipment and training implements are available for use during General Training, including these below:

  • Rakes, brooms and tape measures
  • High jump/pole vault uprights and bar
  • Limited number of hurdles
  • Limited throwing implements including javelin, shot put, discus and hammers
     

Please view the Terms and Conditions of Equipment Use during General Training.

How to join a club or squad

For information on how to join a club or squad, enter competitions or athletic coaching please refer to either contacts below.

Athletics NSW (02) 9746 1122 or [email protected]

Little Athletics NSW (02) 9633 4511 or [email protected]