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Cross Country

Cross Country Season Starts Saturday 6th May 2017

Cross Country season starts on Saturday 6th May and runs until 29th July 2017. So if your child(ren) want to keep fit in the “off season” cross country is the perfect sport. Many of our athletes also successfully combine cross country with another sport on the weekend such as basketball or football.

First Weekly Competition is being held at Essendon LAC’s venue on Saturday 6th May 2017 starting at 8:30am. Note for the first week of competition you are asked to arrive by 8:00am. Hope to see you there!

Further Info:

Competition is held each Saturday morning just like Track & Field, but at a number of different local cross country courses, such as Essendon, Sunbury, Coburg & Keilor. Keilor will host two weekly competitions this season. See below for venue details.

Weekly competition starts at 9.00am and is generally all over by about 11.00am.

Parents will be expected to assist with duty at 2 regular cross events (further duties will be required if an athlete enters open days and regional/state events).

Your child’s registration for the 2016/2017 Little Athletics season covers registration for the 2017 Cross Country season. There is only a small weekly fee ($2) to cover refreshments and end of season awards. If you compete in the NMR Cross Country Regional Championships, LAVic State Cross Country Championships and/or Open Days, then there will be an additional cost (currently $5-$6) per event.

New members are most welcome to join. Just come along to one of the weekly competitions and we’ll look after you from there.

A draft weekly timetable is available HERE.

Weekly results will be published on our cross country results page.

If you’ve never tried cross county – you really should….both parents and children enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

The distances are not daunting for the children – even the Under 6’s get to have a go, running 500 metres.

U6 – Girls & Boys – 500 metres
U7 & U8 – Girls & Boys – 1000 metres
U9 & U10 – Girls & Boys – 1500 metres
U11 & U12 – Girls & Boys – 2000 metres
U13 – U16 – Girls & Boys – 3000 metres

Note that Cross Country is run in all weather – no cancellations.

Venues are:

Essendon – Moonee Valley Athletics Track, Corio St, Essendon. Melway 28 D5
Coburg – Harold Stevens Athletics Field, Outlook Rd, Coburg. Melway 18 A10)
Keilor – Keilor Park Athletics Track, Stadium Drive, Keilor Park.
Sunbury – Jackson St Reserve, Cnr Jackson and Shields Sts Sunbury. Melways 382 E6.

Essendon – Moonee Valley Athletics Track, Corio St, Essendon. Melway 28 D5

Please note – LAV patches are required for timing in cross-country this season – the same as used in our summer track and field events. If you are new to the centre and need a patch, please email lizh76@outlook.com by the Thursday before an event with the name of the athlete.

Not yet registered at KLAC? New members can join for the cross-country season for just $65 per athlete

For Further Enquiries

Glenn Walsh

Mobile 0403 249 215

Email: gwalsh@sbc.vic.edu.au