THE CROSS COUNTRY SEASON HAS BEEN POSTPONED. – Updates will be made available after May 2nd


Apart from the obvious fun & fitness of running “off road” in varied conditions, kids love the team atmosphere. Let’s not forget the sausages, the shorter competition and of course Awards Days!! Individual and Team Medals up for grabs throughout the season too!!

Many schools are now also making XC a focus and every season the local Little Athletics Kids top the tables in the School Comps at all levels.

So how does it all work?


  1. I’m already a CamberwellMalvern Little Athletics Centre Member and want to join Cross Country….If you are a current CMLAC member (2018/19) all you need to pay is an additional $40 to register for the 2019 CMLAC Cross Country Season. Make sure you join the CMLAC Cross Country email list to make sure you receive all the latest season information.
  2.  I need to register for the 2019 Cross Country season…. You might be joining for the first time or you might have been a Cross Country member last year who is returning for this season.  Click on the link below to register and pay. The Cross Country program has a registration fee of $95.



All athletes run in their LaVic designated age group and no “running up/down” is permitted. If you have any questions, contact us through our website or email

TRAINING at CMLAC Continues – Cross Country Training

CMLAC will continue offering training on Wednesday afternoons, from 4:30pm

Tony Marsh will lead the coaching & offer specialised training especially designed for Cross Country Running.


CMLAC Athletes compete on Sunday Mornings in the Eastern 7 competition with – Doncaster, Nunawading, Collingwood, Ringwood, Kew & Box Hill.

Each Centre Hosts 1 Competition, at different locations within the region. There are also a number of Open Days at various locations, including the BHLAC Open Day at Wattle Park & Benalla Open Day.


There are State Road Relays – where CMLAC submit teams, the Eastern 7 Rewards Day, Regional & State Competitions.

See our complete 2019 program below (please note, this is subject to change & current as of 17th March, 2019)

Date                      Host Location
Sunday 28th Box Hill Gardiner’s Creek (Deakin University)
Sunday 5th Kew Stradbroke Park
Sunday 12th Mother’s Day – No Event
Sunday 19th Camberwell-Malvern Orchard Grove
Sunday 26th Nunawading Bill Stewart Athletics Track
Saturday 1st State Cross Country Relay Championships Cruden Farm
Sunday 9th Queen’s Birthday Weekend – No Event
Sunday 16th Box Hill Open Day Wattle Park
Saturday 22nd EMR Regionals Jells Park
Sunday 30th Doncaster Tom Kelly Athletics Track 
Saturday 6th AV/LAVIC Road Relays Sandown Raecourse
Sunday 14th Ringwood (TBC) TBC
Sunday 21s Collingwood T.H Westfield Reserve
Sunday 28th All E7 rewards day Ruffey Lake
Saturday 3rd Stae Cross Country Championships Lake Dewar

We require ALL PARENTS to assist during the CMLAC Host Event. This year, it CMLAC Host Event is scheduled for Sunday 19th May 2019 (Orchard Grove, Blackburn South). This is a very important event for CMLAC and we require all hands on deck – it’s also a lot of fun! Your duty will be allocated to you prior to the event, so please keep an eye out for emails.


Event Time Distance Group
1 9:30am 3km U13-U15
2 9:45am 2km U11-U12
3 10:00am 500m U6
4 10:15am 1.5km U9-U10
5 10:30am 1km U7-U8


  • Marshalling for events closes 15min before the scheduled start time,
  • Events do not always run to schedule depending on number of athletes competing


All CMLAC Athletes must wear the Centre Uniform and Subway Barcode Patch (electronic timing is used throughout Cross Country).

Uniform Order

Long “skins” may be worn, as long as they are black and have no logos/stripes etc. Regular sneakers or XC waffles are recommended – no spikes are permitted.