Australia’s favourite athletics track

We set out in July 2021 to find out which track is Australia’s favourite.

With the assistance of the Australian athletics community, who enthusiastically voted via our Instagram page in a series of elimination voting contest. After over 15,000 votes were cast we can advise that the winner is…

Hagenauer Reserve, Box Hill

It’s perhaps a surprising choice, with the suburban Melbourne track beating the Queensland Sport & Athletics Centre, Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre and Lakeside Stadium along the way. But the venue has become a very popular one, with national 10,000m (Stewart McSweyn) and 1500m (Linden Hall) records set there over the past 18 months. It’s become known as ‘the home of PBs’ and was well voted for by Box Hill Athletics Club, which is quite possibly the best athletics club in the land at the moment.

Here’s the top 8 places:

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    Hagenauer Reserve

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    Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre – Main Stadium

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    Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre

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    AIS Track and Field Centre

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    Lakeside Stadium

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    WA Athletics Stadium

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    Gold Coast Performance Centre

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Check out our Instagram stories for the round by round voting results.

Here’s a summary of the other tracks in the top 33 in the country.

Second Round

Tracks ranked 9th to 16th in Australia.

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    Duncan Mackinnon Reserve

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    Casey Fields Regional Athletics Centre

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    UQ Sport Athletics Centre

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    Townsville Sports Reserve

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    Mingara Regional Athletics Centre

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    Campbelltown Athletics Centre

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    Blacktown International Sportspark Athletics Centre

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    SA Athletics Stadium

First Round

Tracks ranked 17th to 33rd in Australia.

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    Rawlinson Track

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    Knox Park Athletics Centre

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    John Landy Athletics Field

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    Moonee Valley Athletics Centre

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    Nudgee College Athletics Track

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    Griffith University Athletics Track

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    Barlow Park

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    The Ridge Athletics Track

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    The Crest

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    Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation

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    Hunter Sports Centre

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    Kerryn McCann Athletic Centre

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    Domain Athletic Centre

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    Arafura Stadium

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    Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre – Warm Up Track

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    Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre – State Athletics Facility