Get ready to mark your calendars and prepare for a thrilling display of athleticism and community spirit as the historic Bay Sheffield Carnival returns for its 137th edition in Glenelg.
Scheduled for December 27th and 28th, this iconic South Australian sporting event promises two days of excitement, featuring a wide range of afternoon and evening athletic competitions followed by a full day of festivities.
One aspect of this year’s Bay Sheffield Carnival is the substantial financial support from the State Government, championed by Premier Peter Malinauskis and Minister Katrine Hildyard. The City of Holdfast Bay has consistently shown steadfast support for the Bay Sheffield Carnival, ensuring its place as a cornerstone of South Australia’s sporting calendar.
The excitement will kick off on the evening of December 27th under the starry skies, with a series of sprint and distance events that are sure to keep spectators on the edge of their seats. The following day, the carnival will continue with a full day of activities, culminating in the highly anticipated running of the men’s and women’s Bay Sheffield 120m event.
The event has already garnered the participation of renowned athletes, including Aidan Murphy, Michael Moschou, Harrison Hunt, and Jordi McMillan. Their presence, along with the expected influx of interstate athletes, adds an extra layer of excitement to an already prestigious event.
Aidan Murphy, the SA 100m & 200m record holder, represented Australia in the World Championships in Budapest and boasts an impressive ranking in the Australian athletics scene.
Michael Moschou, the 2022 Bay Sheffield winner, has been in sparkling form, recording personal bests over various distances, making him a formidable contender.
Harrison Hunt, a three-time Bay Sheffield finalist and national 400m championship silver medalist, has a remarkable track record at the carnival.
Jordi McMillan, the youngest-ever winner of the Bay Sheffield in 2018, has continued to impress with her achievements in the national under 20 championships.
The Bay Sheffield Carnival has also attracted some of Australia’s strongest pro running squads, including Stawell Gift winners and finalists, making it a truly exceptional event on the athletic calendar. Last year’s finals featured two Stawell Gift winners and the Australian 400m champion, Jessie Andrews, who claimed the Women’s title.
As always, the Bay Sheffield Carnival remains inclusive, catering to a diverse range of athletes, including over 35s, juniors, and paras, ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy and participate in.
Where: Glenelg’s Colley Reserve
When: 27th and 28th December 2023
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