Club Championships

The Club Championships are the West Australian Marathon Club’s most prestigious and sought-after awards! Competition is high, you won’t hear any trash talk around here but you will hear members talking about who they’ve got their money on!

The awards are presented to the most outstanding female and male runner from each age group. They’re based on the best seven performances on the annual Programme. We also recognise the efforts of our volunteers who have their own awards category.

The Club Championship rating system is determined by running pace and is used to decide the age group and overall champions each year. The current running pace is based on a 10km race, and the pace for longer and shorter events is adjusted to give an ‘equivalent’ 10km pace for each event.

Differences between age group categories

For age groups 60 years and over, eligibility is reduced to five nominated events and for the Under 16, awards are based over three events. For the Under 16, the maximum distance of each event must not exceed 5km (this includes any WAMC events, not necessarily those nominated as Club Championship events due to the distance limitation).

A members age will be based on their age at the first event they complete each year.

The nominated races used to calculate the 2020 champions are as follows:

No.           Race Km           No.           Race.            Km             
1 Matilda Bay Run 10 15 Lake Gwelup Run 10
2 Burswood Twilight 5 16 Perth Half Marathon 21.1
3 Point Walter Run 16 17 Lake Joondalup Run 10
4 Darlington Half Marathon 21.1 18 Spring To It Run 10
5 Peninsula Run 10 19 Cyril Norman City Beach Cup…. 7
6 Bridges Fun Run 10 20 Perth Running Festival 42.2
7 Joondalup Half Marathon 21.1 21 Wally Cairns Pancake Run 15
8 Perth 32 32 22 John Gilmour Track Race 10
9 Shelly Loop 10 23 Deepwater Point Run 15
10 Col Junner Memorial Run 8 24 Fremantle Running Festival 21.1
11 Rottnest Running Festival 42.2 25 Fremantle Running Festival 10
12 Rottnest Running Festival 21.1 26 Founders City Beach Run 8
13 Rottnest Running Festival…. 10 27 New Years Eve Run 8
14 Womens Classic Run* 10

*Only females are eligible for Club Championship ranking from this event 

The Club Championships awards are presented at the West Australian Marathon Club’s annual Summer Sundowner and are an event not to be missed!