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?
JOIN THE TEAM
- 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.
- 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.
NOTE: Registrations now open
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)
|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 (TBC)|
|Sunday 30th||Ringwood (TBC)||TBC|
|Saturday 6th||AV/LAVIC Road Relays||Sandown Raecourse|
|Sunday 14th||Doncaster||Ruffey Lake|
|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.
- 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).
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.