Cross Country

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
Course: All event courses start in the athletics arena, loop around Ballam Park and finish back in the arena.
Time: Sign-in: 9:00am; Events 9:15am
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).


2016 Competition Calendar

Date Schedule
April 9 Program 1 #
April 16 Program 2 #
April 23 Program 1 #
April 30 Program 2 #
May 7 Visit to Seaford
May 14 Program 1 # - Course in reverse
May 21 Program 2 #
May 28 Seaford Open Day 
June 4 Program 1 #
June 11 Program 2 # - Course in reverse
June 18 Program 1 #
June 25 SMR Cross Country
July 2 School Holidays
July 9 State Road Relays
July 16 Program 2 # - Visit from Seaford
July 23 State Cross Country
July 30 Program 1 #
August 6 Program 2 #
August 13 Program 1 # - Ballam Park Scout Hall
August 20 Program 1 - Handicap Event
August 27 Program 1 - Centre Championships


Handicap events: Competitors will start at different time intervals based on their average finishing times from Program 1.


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!