Cross-country

Cross-country season is well under way and runs through to mid August - the full list of dates is published below. During the season LA Vic will host cross country relays, region and state events. These events are published below with the cut off entry date also listed. No late entries will be submitted.

Some clubs are also hosting Open Days with online registrations open for these events via the links further down.

Unlike track and field in the summer, the venue for cross-country events moves around, with locations including the Abefeldie athletics track in Essendon, our track at Keilor, Coburg, Preston-Reservoir, and Sunbury. There are also regional and state championships. 

Cross-country involves athletes running one event, with (approximate) distances listed below. Keilor joins in with a group of other clubs to hold these events.

Cross-country events are never cancelled for wet or cold weather - instead please ensure that your athletes are dressed appropriately, which can include long black pants, and warm black tops under the Keilor top. Subway name patches are still required.

There are also cross-country and road relay events, over the same distances.

Keilor members who have have joined for the summer track and field season can compete in cross-country without paying additional registration fees, although event fees may be payable.

In addition athletes who did not register for the summer season can join for the cross-country season only, for just $65 per athlete, via the link below:

Cross Country Dates

(Note that on some dates there are both local and state events - athletes will need to choose between events.. Keilor normally tries to arrange teams for as many state events as possible)

  • 4th May      8:30am    Essendon

  • 11th May    9:00am   Essendon

  • 18th May    9:00am   Keilor

  • 25th May    9:00am  Sunbury

  • 1st June     9:00am   Coburg

  • 1st June     State Cross Country Relay Event Cruden Farm, Langwarrin

  • 8th June 10:00am Division One Open Day at Essendon

  • 15th June 10:00am  Sunbury Open Day

  • 22nd June 10:00am  Region Cross Country at Essendon

  • 29th June    9:00am     Coburg

  • 6th July    9:00am    Essendon

  • 6th July          State Road Relays Sandown Racecourse (more info via link below)

    http://lavic.com.au/Competition/Events/2019-state-road-relay-championships  

  • 13th July   9:00am     Coburg

  • 20th July 10:00am   Essendon Open Day

  • 27th July No cross-country this weekend

  • 3rd August      State Cross Country Lake Dewar, Myrniong (more info via link below)

    http://lavic.com.au/Competition/Events/2019-state-cross-country-championships

  • 10th August 9:00am  Super Handicap & Presentation Day at  Essendon

Cross country distances:

U6                   Boys & Girls              500m

U7-8               Boys & Girls              1000m

U9-10             Boys & Girls              1500m

U11-12           Boys & Girls              2000m

U13-16           Boys & Girls              3000m

 

Cross-country venues

Coburg                      Harold Stevens Athletics Track, Outlook Road

Essendon                  Moonee Valley Athletics Track, Corio Street

Keilor                         Keilor Park Recreation Reserve, Stadium Drive

Preston Reservoir     Edwardes Lake Park, Reservoir

Sunbury                     Jackson Street Reserve, Jackson Street

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