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Cross Country - the other Winter sport

Your registration fees cover the Track & Field season AND the Cross-Country season!

Your registration fees cover the Track & Field season AND the Cross-Country season! 

Cross Country is a very important part of Little Athletics and offers an alternative to the perceived traditional winter sports. The weekly Cross-Country events are our main Winter season activity and
offer as much (if not more) enjoyment and interest as our Summer activities.

Events are generally conducted at Bundoora Park (Bundoora) at 9.30am each Saturday, finishing by 10.30am, from the beginning of May to the end of July. On a few occasions we will conduct the events
at an alternate location due to scheduling of various Victorian Schools and Athletics Victoria events being scheduled at Bundoora Park.

Athletes run distances ranging from 500m (for U6) upto 3000m for U13-U15 age groups with various distances in between - 1000m, 1500m and 2000m.
There is always a hare (out front) and a tortoise (at the back) to make sure everyone follows the correct course. Mum and dad are welcome (and encouraged) to have a run too.

To be eligible to compete in the DVLAC Cross-Country Championships, athletes MUST have entered for the Championships AT LEAST two weeks prior and competed in a minimum of 50% of available program days as recorded from April 28, 2012 or from their date of registration for the Cross-Country season.

DVLAC Cross-Country Championship Distances:

  • U6    -    500m
  • U7 & U8    -    1000m
  • U9 & U10    -    1500m
  • U11 & U12    -    2000m
  • U13-U15    -    3000m

Trophies are awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd placegetters at the DVLAC Cross-Country Championships. Participation medals are presented to all “unplaced” competitors who take part in the DVLAC Cross- Country Championships.

There is no entry fee for the Championships BUT you MUST advise your intention to compete BEFORE the cut off date.


  • April 28, 2012 Season commences
  • June 23, 2012 Region Cross Country (Preston Reservoir)
  • July 28, 2012 DVLAC Cross Country Championships & Presentation Day
  • August 5, 2012 State Cross Country - click for online registration


For further information please contact:

Ruby German 0405 937 558
Gavin Delaney 0417 351 118

This page was last updated on May 5, 2012
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