5000m feature event on opening night of Victorian Country Track and Field Championships in Ballarat 

THE men’s and women’s open 5000 metres will be feature events on the opening night of the Victorian Country Track and Field Championships in Ballarat later this month.

They will be the finale of the first session of the three-day meet at Llanberris Athletic Centre on Friday, January 24.

Athletics Victoria has released a draft timetable, which also programs race walking, 200m and 400m hurdles and some 1500m and 3000m events on the first night.

Triple jump, discus and high jump will be the only open age group field events in this session, which begins at 4pm.

An opening ceremony will take place on the Saturday, when the track and field program will run from 9am to 8pm.

Day two events will include the 10,000m, 400m, 100m, and a range of throwing and jumper disciplines.

Sunday will round out the championships with 800m, 200m, hurdles, steeplechases and relays.