Cross Country 2018

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).


2018 Competition Calendar

Date Schedule
APR 14 #Program 1
APR 21 #Program 2
APR 28 #Program 1 | Course in Reverse
MAY 05 #Program 2 | Course in Reverse
MAY 12 Seaford Open Day
MAY 19 FLAC v SLAC RD1 (Seaford)
MAY 26 #Program 1
JUN 02 XCountry Relays (Cruden Farm)
JUN 09 #Program 2
JUN 16 #Program 1 | Course in Reverse
JUN 23 SMR Cross Country
JUN 30 #Program 2 | Course in Reverse
JUL 07 State Road Relays (Sandown Racecourse)
JUL 14 #Program 1
JUL 21 #FLAC v SLAC RD2 (Frankston) | Program 2
JUL 28 State Cross Country (Myrniong)
AUG 04 #Program 1 | Course in Reverse
AUG 11 #Program 2 | Course in Reverse
AUG 18 Program 1 - Handicap Event
AUG 25 Centre Championships | Program 1



# | Points will be earned in these rounds. Competitors must compete in at least 6 of these rounds to be eligible for an end-of-season trophy.

BOLD | Events held at our home course, start/meeting at Ballam Park Athletics Track.

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!