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 Camberwell Malvern Little Athletics Centre Member and want to join Cross Country….If you are a current CMLAC member (2020/21) all you need to pay is register for the 2021 CMLAC Cross Country Season. There is no additional cost. 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 2021 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 $75.

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 4:45pm- 6:00pm

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 2021 program below (please note, this is subject to change & current as of 10th April 2021)

Date Duty Centre Venue
Sunday 18th Box Hill Gardiners Creek (Deakin Uni)
Sunday 25th ANZAC Day – No Race
Sunday 2nd Kew Stradbroke Park
Sunday 9th Mothers Day – No Race
Sunday 16th Nunawading Bill Stewart Athletic Track
Sunday 23rd Camberwell-Malvern Orchard Grove


Saturday 30th Nunawading Bill Stewart Athletic Track
Saturday 5th LAVIC – State Cross Country Relays Cruden Farm
Sunday 12th-TBC Nunawading Bill Stewart Athletic Track
Sunday 13th Queen’s Birthday – Benalla Open Day Benalla
Sunday 19th / 20th EMR Region Cross Country TBC
26th or 27th LAVIC EMR Regionals TBC
Saturday 11th Ringwood TBC
Sunday 18th Collingwood T.H.Westfield Reserve
Sunday 25th- TBC Competition with NMR clubs/Open Day Ruffy Park
Sunday 31st LAVIC State Cross Country Lake Dewar
Sunday 1st Doncaster Tom Kelly
Sunday 8th Kew TBC
Sunday 15th Box Hill TBC
Sunday 22nd Doncaster Tom Kelly

NOTE :  
We require ALL PARENTS to assist during the CMLAC Host Event. This year, it CMLAC Host Event is scheduled for Sunday 23rd May 2021 (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.

Time Distance Age Group
9:30am 3000m U13-U15
9:45am 2000m U11-U12
10:00am 500m U6
10:15am 1500m U9-U10
10:30am 1000m 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 Commonwealth Bank Barcode Patch (electronic timing is used throughout Cross Country).

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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.