Cross country

What’s Cross Country?

Cross Country is our Winter Athletics season. It is family orientated and we encourage and allow all members of the family to participate. We run and race on all types of tracks … through puddles, bush trails, mud and open grass and in all weather conditions.

We encourage all abilities and reward PB’s (personal bests). It’s not just how fast you run, it’s how much you can improve. Weekly training sessions are also included. Each Saturday we run the follwoing cross country events:

Age at 31 December 2018

  • Under 6-7                        1000m
  • Under 8-9                        1500m
  • Under 10-11                     2000m
  • Under 12-16                     3000m
  • Open                                3000m

We also participate in a number of team and special events and Open Days (small additional fee applies). These are not compulsory, but great fun. We also have our annual Championship event where all kids receive a medal or ribbon.

When? Saturday mornings 9am to 10am, from April to August 2019.

Where? Most events will be held in the grass areas surrounding Edwin Flack reserve, Manuka Rd, Berwick. To make things interesting, we also run in local park lands such as Cardinia Reservoir, Lysterfield lake and Churchill Park.

Who? Open to ALL ages from 5-16 years. Mums, Dads and under 5s are invited to have a run/walk too but will need to sign a waiver.

Why?

  • Improve your fitness or build fitness for other sports
  • Be outdoors in winter, away from the computer/TV/phone screens
  • Be with your friends and create new friends
  • To be healthy, create good habits, improve yourself or build your resilience
  • Training for Little Athletics Championships or School events
  • Park run is too long or doesn’t offer enough variety
  • Or just because you love running and being active!

How much? Free for registered athletes in 2018/19 summer season – (already included in track & field season cost). Only $85 for new members - covers all our costs of running the season, insurance, season end trophies and medals/ribbons on our championship event.

How to Register? To register for the 2019 season, please click here and follow the links.