| Cuenca, Ecuador|
| November 9-18|
37 (21 men, 16 women)
| Estadio Alejandro Serrano Aguilar|
Athletics competitions at the 1985 Bolivarian Games were held at the Estadio Alejandro Serrano Aguilar in Cuenca, Ecuador, between November 9-18, 1985.
A detailed history of the early editions of the Bolivarian Games between 1938 and 1989 was published in a book written (in Spanish) by José Gamarra Zorrilla, former president of the Bolivian Olympic Committee, and first president (1976-1982) of ODESUR. Gold medal winners from Ecuador were published by the Comité Olímpico Ecuatoriano.
A total of 37 events were contested, 21 by men and 16 by women.
Athletics at the 1985 Bolivarian Games Wikipedia
Medal winners were published.