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IAAF-standard track, facilities and equipment

USC Sunshine Coast has an IAAF-standard athletics track with eight and ten-lane running tracks.

The track surface is the Sandwich System (EPDM and PU composite).

Equipment is available for hurdles, steeplechase, javelin, shot-put, discus, hammer-throw, high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault and disabled throw events.

IAAF-approved facilities
  • 10 lane straight running track
  • 8 lane circle running track
  • 2 pole vault areas / east and west approaches
  • 2 javelin tracks / north and south approaches
  • 1 dedicated long jump
  • 1 dedicated triple jump
  • 2 shot-put circles
  • 1 discus circle
  • 1 hammer throw cage
  • Steeple chase
  • Provision for disabled throw events
Equipment
  • Starting blocks
  • Lap counter with bell
  • Judges flags
  • Umpires flags
  • IAAF standard hurdles
  • Training hurdles
  • Relay batons
  • Judges stand
  • Power board - 8 x 10AMPs, 2 x 15AMPs
  • Officials or club facility - toilets, power and water supplied
Pole vault
  • Telescopic pole vault height gauge
  • Pole vault mat 6.3m x 5m x 0.8m
  • Fibreglass 4.5m cross bar
  • Elastic flexi-bar
  • Vaulting poles
  • Spirit poles
High jump
  • Telescopic high jump height gauge
  • High jump mat 5m x 3.2m x 0.65m - flop style jumping
  • Stadium stands, maximum height 2.70m
  • 4m fibreglass cross bar
  • Elastic flexi–bar
Visiting and hire

The facility is free for use by USC students. Members of the public and community groups may book facilities and equipment for training groups, events, carnivals and club meets.

Hire includes access to power and kiosk with hot and cold water. Bookings are essential to ensure availability of venue and equipment.

Location

Next to the USC Health and Sports Centre and Sports Stadium at USC Sunshine Coast.

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