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Carnivals

Keep up to date with upcoming LAQ carnivals – visit our calendar page.

Eligibility: Open to all U6-U17 LAQ registered athletes. Please note: Under 6 age group athletes will receive a participation medal/trophy at carnivals.

Under 6 Age Group: It is a policy of our State Body (Little Athletics Queensland) that the under 6 year age group athletes can only compete at Centre level and that they cannot compete at Regional or State level competitions.

How to nominate for carnivals:

  • Visit https://www.resultshq.com.au/
  • Click NEW NOMINATIONS
  • Click VIEW
  • Find the carnival you are wanting to nominate for 
  • Click BEGIN REGISTRATION
  • Select events for each athlete competing
  • Click NEXT
  • Proceed to pay – some centres pay via ResultsHQ – some pay via direct deposit.

Some carnivals can only receive nominations through email or post. Please check with your centre manager if you are unsure.

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Carnival at Jimboomba

Regionals and States

McDonald’s Summer Regional Relays (U7 – U17’s)

Regional Relays primarily provide friendly Regional Competition for all athletes in these age groups to compete in teams. Track and field relays are provided for.  The track teams comprise of four (4) athletes, and the field teams comprise of the total number of nominated athletes for that age groups’ event.  In addition, Regional Relays are a means for qualifying for the McDonald’s State Relay Championships.

Eligibility and Progression
All LAQ Registered U7 – U17’s athletes are eligible to compete.
Teams from the U9 – U17 age groups that place 1st – 3rd will be eligible to progress to the McDonald’s State Relay Championships.
Winter Centres and Centres in the Central Coast Region may nominate teams directly to participate in the McDonald’s State Relay Championships.  For more details about the McDonald’s State Relay Championships use this link.

Nordic Sport Regional Championships (U7 – U17’s)

Regional Championships primarily provide friendly Regional Competition for all athletes in the U7 – U17 age groups.  These competitions are also the means for qualifying for the McDonald’s State Championships.

Eligibility and Progression
All LAQ Registered U7 – U17’s athletes are eligible to compete.
U9’s – U17 athletes competing in the Regional Championships who place 1st – 4th (Summer Regions) may progress to the McDonald’s State Championships held in March.
Additional entry to the McDonald’s State Championships is available for athletes who compete in a final at the Regional Championships and who achieve the “Qualifying Performance Level” for that event.  For the current McDonald’s State Championships Qualifying Levels, please click on this link.


How to nominate for regionals and states:

  • Nominations can only be submitted through your LAQ Centre. 
  • Each athlete may nominate to participate in a maximum of five (5) events at the Regions.
  • Check with your Centre Committee for the closing date.

If you have any questions please feel free to email us or send us a message on Facebook