Cross Country 2024

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.

For parents, 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 families to start the weekend whilst keeping fit at the same time.


Venue: Ballam Park Athletics Centre (Google Maps)
Course: All event courses start on the far side of athletics arena, loop around Ballam Park and finish back at the starting zone.
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). 
  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).


2024 Competition Calendar

Date Schedule
APR 27 Information Morning
MAY 04  Program 1 #  
MAY 11 Program 2 # Course in Reverse
MAY 18 Program 1 # 

MAY 25

Program 2 # Course in reverse - FLAC v SLAC (Home)
JUN 01 Seaford Open Day
JUN 08 State Cross Country Relays - Venue TBA
JUN 15 Program 1 #
JUN 22 Program 2 # Course in reverse
JUN 29 Winter School Holidays Break
JUL 06 Winter School Holidays Break
JUL 13 SMR Cross Country - Venue TBC
JUL 20 Program 1 #
JUL 27 FLAC vs SLAC Challenge (Seaford)
AUG 03 Program 2 # Course in reverse
AUG 10 State Cross Country (Venue TBA)
AUG 17 Program 1 - Centre Championships & Presentation Morning



# | 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. (TBC for 2024 Season)

FLAC v SLAC: This is a fun competition with our good friends at Seaford LAC. Points are awarded for participation and placings for each round. After two rounds - one at each Centre's home course - a winner is crowned and takes ownerhsip of the perpetual trophy for that year.

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 500m   500m Reverse course
Under 7 & 8 1000m  1000m Reverse course
Under 9 & 10 1500m  1500m Reverse course
Under 11 & 12 2000m  2000m Reverse course
Under 13 to 16 3000m  3000m Reverse course