Athletics competitions at the 1997 Bolivarian Games were held at the Estadio Monumental Vírgen de Chapi in Arequipa, Perú, between October 17-26, 1996.
Gold medal winners from Ecuador were published by the Comité Olímpico Ecuatoriano.
A total of 45 events were contested, 23 by men and 22 by women.
Medal winners were published.
All results are marked as "affected by altitude" (A), because Arequipa is located at 2,335 m above sea level.
Medal table (unofficial)
The host country is highlighted in lavender blue