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 2020
- Under 6-7 1000m
- Under 8-9 1500m
- Under 10-11 2000m
- Under 12-16 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 2021
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.
Week 2 24th April Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Week 3 1st May Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Week 4 8th May Akoonah Park, Cardinia St, Berwick
Week 5 15th May Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick (Handicap #1)
Week 6 22nd May Lysterfield Lake, Horswood Rd, Lysterfield Lake
Week 7 29th May Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Week 8 5th June U9-16 XC relays, Cruden Farm, Langwarrin (U6-U8 Casey Fields)
Week 9 11th June Friday Twilight 4:30pm @ Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Week 10 19th June U9-16 Region Championships (U6-U8 Edwin Flack)
Week 11 26th June Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick (Reverse track)
Week 12 3rd July Aranmore lake, 100 Crawley Rd, Narre Warren North
Week 13 10th July Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick (Guess your time)
Week 14 17th July Casey Fields, Berwick–Cranbourne Rd, Cranbourne East
Week 15 24th July Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick (Handicap #2)
Week 16 31st July U9-16 State Championships, Lake Dewar, Myrniong (U6-U8 Lysterfield lake)
Week 17 7th Aug Cardinia Reservoir, Crystal Brookes Picnic area
Week 18 14th Aug Berwick Challenge - Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick
Week 19 21st Aug Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick (final chance for PBs)
Week 20 28th Aug Berwick Championships - Edwin Flack, Manuka Rd, Berwick
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.
- 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 2020/21 summer season – (already included in track & field season cost). Only $70 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 2021 season, please click here and follow the links.