Since its inception in 2004, the UQ Sport 1500m Classic has been a regular fixture on the Queensland Athletics calendar, kicking off the track and field season!
The event consists of only 1500m races, with more than 20 events for school-age, masters, race walking, and elite-level competitors.
Year-on-year, the 1500m Classic attracts hundreds of competitors from all over Australia – including Olympians and World Championship-level athletes – with all races seeded based on performance.
The 2020 event – staged by Queensland Athletics – consisted of 25 races with more than 300 athletes competing across the range of divisions. In 2021, a minimum prize pool of $1,200 will be on offer to placegetters in the Men’s & Women’s 1500m Classic races.
Australian representatives Nick Toohey (’08, ’09, ’10 & ’12) and Jordan Williamsz (’16, ’17, ’18 & ’19) hold the record for the most Men’s 1500m Classic wins, with Brittany McGowan a five-time winner (’12, ’13, ’16, ’17 & ’19) of the Women’s 1500m Classic.
2022 1500m Classic – Information coming soon!
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All UQ Sport 1500m Classic competitors must be registered with Queensland Athletics, or another State Athletic Association. Athletes not registered with Queensland Athletics are able to pay an additional $12 with their entry, which will give them Base Membership with Queensland Athletics.
Please note: Athletes should enter prior to the registration closing date to ensure a start.