Cross Country 2017

Cross Country is a great way for athletes to keep fit in the off season. It also provides a great warm up or training run for other sports as well as the opportunity to meet with their friends from Little Athletics.

To add to the fun, parents are invited to join in! Parents can either run with their child or on their own, they can take it seriously (run for a PB) or simply enjoy a run around Ballam Park with friends - either way it's fun for the whole family.

For parents not running, relax and enjoy a coffee with the paper while the kids enjoy catching up with friends and keeping fit!

Cross Country is a fun way for parents and children to start the weekend whilst keeping fit at the same time.


Venue: Ballam Park Athletics Centre (Google Maps)
Course: All event courses start in the athletics arena, loop around Ballam Park and finish back in the arena.
Time: Sign-in: 8:45am; Events 9:00am
Duration: Approximately 1 hour for all events to complete
Cost: $2:50 per event (one event per session). Same cost for parents.
  Cross Country registration is included in the summer registrations. Athletes that have not registered for the summer season are required to register with LAVic for Cross Country ( select the 'Cross Country only' option).


2017 Competition Calendar

Date Schedule
April 22 Program 1 #
April 29 Program 2 #
May 06 Program 1 #
May 13 Visit to Seaford #
May 20 Program 2 #
May 27 Seaford Open Day
June 03 Program 1 # - Course in reverse
June 10 Program 2 #
June 17 Program 1 #
June 24 SMR Cross Country
July 01 School Holidays
July 08 State Road Relays
July 15 Program 2 # - Visit from Seaford
July 22 State Cross Country
July 29 Program 1 #
August 05 Casey Challenge
August 12 Program 2 # - Course in reverse
August 19 Program 1 #
August 26 Program 2 - Handicap Event
September 02 Program 1 - Centre Championships


Handicap event: Competitors will start at different time intervals based on their average finishing times from Program 2.


Trophies: To be eligible for a trophy at the end-of-season presentation you must compete in at least 6 of the events marked with a hash (#).


  Program 1 Program 2
Under 6 & 7 1000m 1000m
Under 8, 9 & 10 1500m 2000m
Under 11 & 12 3000m 2000m
Under 13 to Open 3000m 4000m


Photos of Season 2015 opener... the first run always has some fast starts!