Cross Country season runs every year between May and August. 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.
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 of these weekly competitions. See below for venue details.
To enter the open days you will need complete separate forms – these are found here, along with other cross-country documentation
Also please note that you need your normal registration patch. If you have lost our patch, or just started with KLAC, you can request a patch when you register for the normal season.
Weekly competition starts at 9.00am and is generally all over by about 11.00am.
The current program is published below:
8:30am Saturday 6th May Essendon See Results here
9:00am Saturday 13th May Essendon Results
9:00am Saturday 20th May Sunbury Results
9:00am Saturday 27th May Keilor Results
9:00am Saturday 3rd June Coburg Results
10:00am Saturday 10th June Division One Open Day at Essendon Results
10:00am Saturday 17th June Sunbury Open Day Results
10:00am Saturday 24th June Region Cross Country Preston Reservoir Results
9:00am Saturday 1st July Coburg Results
9:00am Saturday 8th July Essendon Results
10:00am Saturday 15th July Essendon Open Day Results
11:00am Saturday 22nd July State Cross Country Cruden Farm, Langwarrin
9:00am Saturday 29th July Super Handicap & Presentation Day at Essendon Final points
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 main Little Athletics season covers registration for the Cross Country season. There is also 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, there will be an additional cost (approx $5-$10) per event.
New Members are most welcome.
Winter cross country membership is $65 (new members only! – there is no need for existing members to pay this fee)
Registration for the cross-season season is now open here.
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.
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.
What if it gets cold?
Athletes can wear warm clothing under their uniform, such as shown below in admittedly this rather old photograph. Patches will also be required – so can you please keep your patch from the summer season.
For Further Inquiries
Glen Walsh, Cross Cross Team Manager
Mobile 0403 249 215.